This program of Allston Brighton CDC provides unbiased and objective education and counseling for thousands of first-time homebuyers. Join us for Homebuying 101 or take The Road Home, our online course. Let us help you to buy your first home safely and securely.
We buy homes and sell them to people who want to live in Lower Allston and North Brighton. We strive to preserve homeownership through owner occupancy and to grow and support strong, healthy, vibrant neighborhoods.
“Compared to the open real estate market the process was so much more comfortable. I likely wouldn’t have had this opportunity to live in this neighborhood otherwise. It has meant a lot to me to find a place close to where my son goes to college.” -ABH Buyer
Working for safe, decent, and affordable housing is an integral part of the Allston Brighton CDCs mission. Since 1980, the CDC has developed over 500 homes for low- and moderate-income renters and first-time homebuyers. Today, we are focused expanding opportunity to stable housing in a neighborhood of high rents and limited homeownership opportunities.
To build a stronger community, we mobilize and support new voices for community leadership, working with neighbors of all backgrounds to make Allston Brighton a stronger and better place to live. We are also increasing neighborhood stability by strengthening institutional and community partnerships.
Every year on September 1st, staff and volunteers canvas Allston, providing welcome packets with information on being a good neighbor, tenant rights and responsibilities, and community resources to thousands of students as they move back into the neighborhood.
The CITC provides a 50% state refundable tax credit when you make a donation to Allston Brighton CDC.
Your individual net donation of $325 equals $2,000 of funding to supporting neighborhood stabilization! **See New Balance Match for more information.
The Allston Brighton CDC builds a stronger and more stable community by representing and supporting the expressed interests, positive engagement and leadership of Allston Brightons diverse local communities, institutions, individuals, and families of all incomes.
Allston Brighton TAB, Friday, July 1, 2016.
Harold Brown’s Hamilton Company has filed plans with the Boston Redevelopment Authority for a three-phase, $85 million mixed-use development encompassing more than 2 acres in Allston.
When integrated with its 24 existing holdings in the Packard’s Corner area of Allston, the new streetscape will … Read More »
Tim Logan, Sunday, July 3, 2016.
First it was a rail yard. Then small factories. And now this nondescript stretch of Brighton is aiming to become a new hub for the economy of modern-day Boston, home to 5,000 white-collar jobs within a few years.
That’s what New Balance Shoe Co. is seeking at Boston Landing, the 15-acre campus the athletic … Read More »
Banker & Tradesman, Tuesday, June 28, 2016.
Boston-based Hamilton Co.’s continuing plans for redeveloping Allston parcels into multifamily projects would add 114 apartments a block from busy Packard’s Corner.
The Auto Zone store at 45-55 Brighton Ave. would be demolished to make way for a 6-story, 100,000-square-foot building containi… Read More »
The Barr Foundation, Wednesday, June 8, 2016.
Earlier this spring, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation’s (LISC) Massachusetts Green Retrofit Initiative reached a milestone as 10 of our 20 multifamily affordable housing partners signed onto the Better Buildings Challenge (BBC). Started by the United States Department of Housing and Urban … Read More »
Stephanie Leydon-WGBH News
The view from the back porch of Karen Smith's home in North Allston hasn't changed, but the feel of the neighborhood has. It was once filled with families. Kids hopped the backyard fence to play with friends. Smith recalls what it was like when her son was growing up here.
"When the kids were little and runnin… Read More »
David Abel - Boston Globe
For years, Russell Eng has coached high school volleyball teams at Reggie Wong Memorial Park, which is conveniently located near public transportation in Chinatown.
It’s also near the interchange of two highways and exhaust vents for Big Dig tunnels, making the park one of the most polluted places in Boston.
Now… Read More »
Scott Kirsner - Boston Globe
When I was in San Francisco late last month, everyone was talking about the man in the plywood pod. An illustrator named Peter Berkowitz had explained in a blog how he’d built an 8-foot-long box in a friend’s living room, outfitted with a bed and a fold-down desk, and that he was paying $400 a month to live there… Read More »
Tom Acitelli reports on a new analysis from real estate research in Curbed Boston on how home prices have changed in Brighton over the past 15 years.
Busy, busy Brighton remains one of Boston's more affordable neighborhoods, though prices have generally scaled upward during the past decade and a half, following a path that so many other enc… Read More »