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Increasing Residents’ Income, Assets

SCC’s financial literacy and economic opportunity programming work to counter years of unjust economic policies by helping people find good jobs, build wealth and find financial stability.

Our Financial Literacy classes help people better understand debt, banking, credit, and how to save. Our popular First Time Home Buyer classes help people better understand the often intimidating process of saving for and purchasing a home, as well as how to access programs that can make doing so more accessible.

Learn How to Buy a Home

To buttress our work on affordable housing development, our economic opportunity programming helps people find jobs, save money, decrease debt, build their assets, and even realize the dream of home ownership. The speculative market will continue to drive up housing costs in Somerville and our work helps ensure that those with fewer assets can still live here. Helping residents sustain themselves in Somerville with sufficient incomes and increasing assets is a crucial strategy in our fight for equity.

Improving Financial Prospects

We have an array of financial asset building programs including one-off workshops, and one-on-one job and financial counseling.

Are you seeking expert guidance to navigate your financial journey? Our one-on-one financial counseling service is tailored to you, aiming to empower you with the knowledge and tools necessary to achieve lasting financial stability. Our dedicated counselors are committed to understanding your unique circumstances, goals, and challenges. They will work closely with you to develop personalized strategies that fit your needs. Whether you’re aiming to reduce debt, build savings, improve credit, or plan for the future, our counselors are here to guide you every step of the way.

Take control of your financial future today by scheduling a confidential and personalized counseling session.

Empower yourself with the guidance and knowledge you deserve. Contact us now to book your one-on-one financial counseling session and embark on a path towards a brighter financial future.

Register for one-on-one financial counseling

  • To learn more about our classes, asset building services, jobs information, and/or employment counseling, contact Renee Taylor at
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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