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SCC at Save Our Homes Walk

The 13th Annual Save Our Homes Walk took place on Sunday, May 22nd. Predicted rain held off, and the walkers enjoyed a nice walk through Somerville neighborhoods as they raised funds to address and awareness about homelessness.The route passed several landmarks that relate to affordable housing in Somerville.

Over 70 walkers and our sponsors raised nearly $45,000 from the 5K walk to support our friends and neighbors who find themselves behind in their rent and at risk of becoming homeless as a result.

Often, a small amount of money can make the difference between keeping someone in safe, decent housing, versus living on the street. Specifically, funds provide families and individuals with cash grants to help with security deposits, back rent, utility bills and moving costs related to homelessness prevention.

Again this year, friends and members of SCC banded together with the Somerville Homeless CoalitionCambridge and Somerville Legal Services, and the Community Action Agency of Somerville, to continue this valuable tradition of raising much-needed funds for housing stabilization.

Over 70 walkers and our sponsors raised nearly $45,000.  Money raised from the 5K walk

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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