Allston Brighton

Working together, building community

Impact

Last year, the generosity and support of our Community Investment Tax Credit (CITC) donors made an unforgettable difference in the lives of so many Allston Brighton residents. Together, we directly impacted more than 1,500 members of our community.

Please see our 2017 Community Report to explore how partnerships with Allston Brighton CDC improved our community and the lives or residents.

Goal 1: Stabilize and improve access to safe affordable housing

  • 208 residents received intensive support, referrals, and new programming
  • Hosted 21 health and wellness events, including yoga, food pantries, and more
  • Held 31 education sessions, including ESOL workshops and tutoring
  • Hosted 11 social events, including senior coffee hours, movie nights, and holiday celebrations
  • Delivered backpacks for 12 students during our School Backpack Giveaway with our partners at Action for Boston Community Development
  • Held 3 ABCD food pantries with an average of 32 resident recipients each time
  • 66 at-risk households stabilized their tenancies through our case management and referral services
  • 72% of resident concerns were resolved in-house or in collaboration with our property management contractor

Goal 2: Increase community engagement to address issues affecting the well-being of residents

  • 358 neighbors engaged with us through events, work groups, and committee meetings
  • 90 Allston Brighton CDC volunteers took on leadership roles this year
  • 11 Allston Brighton residents graduated from the brand new Leadership Development Academy program

Goal 3: Building a trusting environment for first-time homebuyers

  • 255 first-time homebuyers engaged with educators to create personalized solutions for their homeownership experience
  • 84% of graduates of our in-person classes rated class quality as “excellent”
  • 52 clients received financial coaching during their homeownership journeys, averaging 165 minutes of support per client
  • 53 graduates of THM classes purchased homes in 2017 – of those, more than half had graduated from classes just that year

Goal 4: Improve neighborhood stability and preserve homeownership opportunities

  • Purchased 2 properties and sold 6 through the All Bright Homeownership program, creating 3 new owner-occupied homeownership units in the North Brighton and North Allston neighborhood through condo conversion projects
  • Executed a Purchase and Sales Agreement to acquire a 33-unit co-op building in Brighton, growing our affordable rental portfolio
  • Housed 13 households that were homeless or at-risk of homelessness in stable, affordable rental housing
  • Owned and managed our portfolio of 506 affordable rental units and renovated 235 affordable rental units for energy efficiency savings

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