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The Somerville Community Corporation (SCC) is a membership organization that provides leadership for sustaining the City of Somerville as a vibrant, diverse and tolerant community. We offer services and lead community organizing that supports low- and moderate-income Somerville residents in their efforts to achieve economic sustainability and increase civic participation.

Our Goals
What We Do
Real Estate Development

Real Estate Development

SCC develops and preserves affordable rental and ownership units and commercial space in Somerville to maintain and strengthen the socioeconomic diversity of the City.
Economic Opportunity

Economic Opportunity

SCC works to preserve the City's social, economic and cultural diversity and counters years of unequal opportunity by offering programs and services focused on helping people find good local jobs, achieve financial stabilization and sustainability, and make the dream of affordable homeownership a reality.
Community Organizing

Community Organizing

SCC helps to make Somerville more livable, sustainable, and inclusive by increasing and diversifying housing options, as well as organizing in the community around affordable housing policy,

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

– Helen Keller

#succeedtogetherhousing illustrates the story of a woman facing displacement as rents soar in a city undergoing rapid socioeconomic transformation (Somerville, Mass.). The video shows how residents are organizing for development without displacement.

This short video illustrates the story of a man wrestling with financial challenges in a city (Somerville, Mass.) undergoing rapid socioeconomic transformation –and the power of community to help him find financial stability and begin to thrive.

Watch how one person’s struggle to find a job — #succeedtogetherjobs​ — in a city undergoing rapid socioeconomic change (Somerville, Mass.) is transformed into triumph, as community members reach out to help him find employment and together work for development without displacement.

Recent News

Exciting News on Affordable Housing Grants

We are thrilled to announce that several of our affordable housing projects have received significant funding from the Affordable Housing…

Somerville Community Corporation (SCC) – First Source Career Coach

Somerville Community Corporation (SCC) – First Source Career Coach   Job Summary: The First Source Career Coach works with job…

SCC is Hiring!

TITLE: Entrepreneurship Program Instructor Position Overview: The NewBiz Program is an entrepreneurship program for aspiring immigrant entrepreneurs in Somerville. We…

Learn the story of SCC - watch the mini documentary:

Members of the community in Somerville, MA come together for an illuminated walk to bring attention to gentrification and housing affordability in East Somerville. Produced in collaboration with the Somerville Community Corporation and Mister Francis. Written, directed, and edited by Andrew Eldridge. Produced by Elizabeth Eldridge, Andrew Eldridge.

For tenants of the 100 Homes program, if you are in need of an urgent repair please call 1-617-410-9915. For life-threatening or other emergencies please call 911.

Somerville sits on the original homelands of the Massachusett, Wampanoag, Naumkeag, and Nipmuc tribal nations. We acknowledge the painful history of genocide and forced removal from this territory, and we honor and respect the many diverse Indigenous peoples still connected to this land on which we live and work.

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