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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 Development Grant Awards, recently announced by Governor Maura Healey. This vital financial support is part of a larger effort to increase affordable housing availability across Massachusetts.

The SCC projects that will benefit from these grants include:

  1. Bow Linden Project, Ward 2 – This initiative will create 60 all-affordable homes across several structures, with 18 units categorized as deeply affordable.
  2. Clarendon Hill Reconstruction, Phase II – In partnership with Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH), this phase will upgrade 216 affordable homes, adding 80 moderate-income units and 295 market-rate units. The state’s contribution will fund 92 all-affordable homes, including at least a dozen deeply affordable units.

“We are so grateful for the state’s and Governor Healey’s support, which will allow us to continue our work addressing the critical housing needs of our community. We also thank Mayor Katjana Ballantyne for always championing SCC’s initiatives,” said SCC CEO Gonzalo Puigbo.

The funding is part of a $227 million package of state and federal tax credits and subsidies aimed at building or preserving 1,874 rental units across 23 cities in Massachusetts. SCC’s projects are set to make a substantial impact in the local community by providing much-needed affordable housing options and revitalizing neighborhoods.

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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