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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.


The City of Somerville is undergoing tremendous transformation. SCC’s overarching goal is to contribute to and influence this transformation in a way that supports and preserve’s Somerville’s socio-economically diverse population. We are eager to work with our constituents, the City of Somerville, and other partners and allies to solve the underlying public policy question: can a city undergo significant land use and economic transformation, with the infusion of billions of dollars of public and private investment, in a way that benefits people of all incomes?


We have adopted a three-pronged approach to ensuring the Somerville remains affordable for low and moderate income people. With our members, we:

SCC Values & Guiding Principles:

  • Diversity and inclusivity: We are committed to making our community and our own work open and accessible across economic, cultural and linguistic barriers
  • Empowerment: We support self-determination; we work to develop leadership in under-represented communities; and we seek to create a place where all voices can be heard
  • Participation: We believe in democratic decision-making; and we work to find commonality among stakeholders
  • Justice and equity: We pay particular attention to the voices of the marginalized; and we work to offer opportunities to all
  • Community: We work to create safe, inclusive places for people to live and work
  • Compassion: We are motivated by caring for the well-being of all in our community
  • Persistence: We are ambitious in our goals and tenacious in their pursuit
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,
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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