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The Lower Allston Neighborhood

Lower Allston offers residents the feel of a close-knit community with convenient access to local parks, the Charles River, cafés, restaurants, farmers markets, and art and music venues. Residents can choose to stay local and access nearby amenities, or, whether they walk, bike, drive or take public transit, be in downtown Boston, Harvard Square or Allston Village in a few short minutes.

All Bright Homeownership Program

The Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation (ABCDC) is dedicated to growing and supporting h4, healthy, vibrant neighborhoods in Allston and Brighton.

With increased access to a much sought after community, the All Bright Homeownership Program is designed to support the growth of owner occupant homeowners and to strengthens the vibrancy of Lower Allston. We welcome new residents who are excited to put down roots in a community that boasts a wealth of activity, amenities and civic participation.

Connect today with the All Bright Homeownership Program and be a part of the thriving the Lower Allston neighborhood.

Become an All Bright Homeowner

In order to preserve homeownership in this neighborhood, we have established a program to preserve opportunities for families and individuals to access homeownership opportunities in Lower Allston. ABCDC has established a program to purchase homes in the neighborhood quickly, when they go on the market. They will then be resold to those who want to reside in the neighborhood but who may need to find a traditional mortgage. The program has some very basic requirements:

When you buy in Lower Allston through the All Bright Homeownership Program you make the commitment to live in your property as long as you own it.

If you ever sell your property, you must also sell to an owner occupant who will also call Lowe Allston home.

For further information, contact info@allstonbrightoncdc.org, or call 617-787-3874 ext. 0.


“Lower Allston has been my home for 12 years. I love living in a safe, convenient neighborhood with a lot of community assets including the Charles River, multicultural restaurants and neighbors,” Ben Hires, Lower Allston.


The Homebuying Mentors offers 20 years of experience in educating and coaching first time homebuyers. We provide a trusted environment where residents from across Massachusetts can engage with experienced mentors to plan for the purchase of their future home.

When you take a class with The Homebuying Mentors you can:

  • Opt to participate in-person or online
  • Connect with high quality real estate professionals including lenders, real estate agents, attorneys, and home inspectors
  • Learn what lenders are looking for in order to qualify for a mortgage
  • Understand the full homebuying process from offer to closing
  • Learn to put together a winning real estate team
  • Expert staff you can count on to support you

Completing a class with The Homebuying Mentors gives you access to affordable mortgage products with low rates and low down-payment requirements, and financial assistance for downpayment and/or closing costs.

Register today!

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