Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation

Working together, building community

About

Mission

Allston Brighton CDC builds a stronger, more stable community by representing and supporting the interests, engagement, and leadership of Allston Brighton’s diverse communities, institutions, individuals, and families of all incomes.

Vision

Rapidly rising housing costs disproportionately affect the neighborhood’s most vulnerable residents, creating housing instability and displacement of low- and moderate-income individuals from critical community assets like public transportation, jobs, health care, their families, and more. ABCDC strives to create a vibrant neighborhood where people of many incomes, races, and genders can live and work.

Our Properties In The Neighborhood

Meet The Staff

Isabelle Biajoni

Youth Program Coordinator

[email protected]
617-787-3874 x205

Kelly Blewitt

Community Action Intern

617-787-3874 x203

Temmie Brier

Director of Finance

[email protected]
617-787-3874 ext. 213

Jason Desrosier

Manager of Community Action

[email protected]
617-787-3874 ext. 206

Danielle Flores

Resident Services Intern

[email protected]
617-787-3874 x204

Maria Fong

Youth Program Coordinator

[email protected]
617-787-3874 x205

Malik Hamm

Community Action Fellow

[email protected]
617-787-3874 x203

Meghan Monson

Homeownership and Counseling Programs Manager

[email protected]
617-787-3874 x211

Evelyn Otero

Housing Counselor

[email protected]
617-787-3874 x218

Sarah Pelayo

Resident Services Manager

[email protected]
617-787-3874 ext. 202

Rachel Regis

Deputy Director

[email protected]
617-787-3874 x216

Caitlin Robillard

Director of Real Estate Development

[email protected]
617-787-3874 x210

Troy Rothman

Resident Services Coordinator

[email protected]
617-787-3874 x201

Anna Schuessler

Real Estate Development Intern

617-787-3874 x203

Sean Tatar

Resource Development & Communications Manager

[email protected]
617-787-3874 x223

John Woods

Executive Director

[email protected]
617-787-3874 ext. 209

Lorena Villatoro

Housing Counselor

[email protected]
617-787-3874 x217

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Kwasi Agbleke- President
Aida Franquiz- Vice President
Michael Helsmoortel- Co-Treasurer
Wanda Velez-Jusino- Co-Treasurer
Regina Pagan- Clerk
Christina Blamire
Lauren Erlingheuser

Tahir Hussain
Enoh Johnson
Diane Kline
Brighton Lew
Patricia Nuñez-Salas
Andrew Schwartz
Charlie Vasiliades

Our Board of Directors make a commitment to furthering Allston Brighton CDC’s goals and ensure governance is representative of and responsive to the neighborhood’s needs. The major functions of the board include but are not limited to approving the budget, reviewing and approving personnel and benefits policies, approving annual goals for the organization, developing our strategic plan, making programmatic and policy decisions, and representing the organization at community coalitions and statewide events.

Connect with us if you’re interested in joining the Allston Brighton CDC Board of Directors.

COMMUNITY IMPACT

As the only nonprofit dedicated entirely to working with Allston Brighton residents in addressing the impacts of the housing crisis, Allston Brighton CDC amplifies the voices of residents to mitigate the effects of transiency, increased development, and social and structural inequity by advocating for affordable homes, neighborhood stability, and resident leadership.

GIVE BACK

If you believe in our mission of making our neighborhood a more equitable and engaged place to live, help us continue our important work by donating to our programs, volunteering your time, or supporting us through a strategic partnership.

When you donate $1,000 or more, you may be eligible for the Community Investment Tax Credit (CITC) program. A CITC provides a 50% state refundable tax credit when you make a donation of this size to Allston Brighton CDC. Your individual net donation of $500 equals $1,000 of funding to supporting neighborhood stabilization!

JOBS

We often seek talented, mission-driven individuals with a passion for community building, urban development, affordable housing, and sustainability. See below for our latest job opportunities and openings.

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