Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation

Working together, building community

All Bright Homes

ABOUT

The soul of Allston-Brighton, like much of Boston, is deeply rooted in its unique neighborhoods with their local parks and commercial amenities. Witnessing that soul eroded by faceless investors and developers buying up “family homes” for subdivision or multi-person rental properties, Allston Brighton CDC knew we had to take action.  In 2015, Allston Brighton CDC established the All Bright Homes program in partnership with Harvard Allston Task Force, Harvard University, BlueHub Capital, and the City of Boston. As more long-time residents and families are pushed out of Allston Brighton, ABCDC wants to ensure that we can compete with investors and keep homes in the hands of people who will actually live in the neighborhood. By providing homebuyers more access to this sought-after community, the program is designed to stabilize and strengthen the vibrancy of North Allston and North Brighton.

In an effort to reduce investor ownership, Allston Brighton CDC has the ability to act quickly when homes go on the market in the neighborhood – ideally before the home is listed with a broker. We then resell the homes to individuals or families who want to reside in the neighborhood. By placing an owner-occupancy deed restriction on the property, we ensure that each home purchased through the program remains owner-occupied in perpetuity. Eventually, if they choose to sell the property, they must sell to another owner-occupant who will also call this neighborhood home.

North Allston and North Brighton 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. With this program, we are creating opportunities for families and individuals who want to buy and enjoy all the amenities this neighborhood has to offer.

ALL BRIGHT HOMES

Investor ownership is rampant in North Allston and North Brighton. More and more often, long-time residents and families are being priced out of the neighborhood that they love   by the resources and power of large cash investors. We want to give more people a chance to live in this community for the long-term with the All Bright Homes program.

We buy homes and resell them to individuals and families that want to reside in the neighborhood. By placing an owner-occupancy deed restriction on the property, we ensure that each home purchased through the program remains owner-occupied in perpetuity.

Browse our current homes for sales or contact us to sell your home and cement your legacy in North Allston and North Brighton.

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