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.
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.
Meet The Staff
Manager of Homeownership & Counseling Programs
617-787-3874 ext. 218
Real Estate Development Manager
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Amelia Youngstrom- President
Aida Franquiz- Vice President
Michael Helsmoortel- Co-Treasurer
Wanda Velez-Jusino- Co-Treasurer
Regina Pagan- Clerk
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.
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.
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!
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.