Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation

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
  • 120 residents attended an event at the Community Center
  • Offered our mobile food pantry to over 50 residents each month
  • 74 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

  • 316 neighbors engaged with us through events, work groups, and committee meetings
  • 45 Allston Brighton CDC volunteers took on leadership roles this year
  • 19 Allston Brighton residents graduated from our Leadership Development Academy program

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

  • 102 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”
  • 25 clients received financial counseling during their homeownership journeys, averaging 165 minutes of support per client

Goal 4: Improve neighborhood stability and preserve homeownership opportunities

  • Purchased 3 properties and sold 2 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
  • Owned and managed our portfolio of 506 affordable rental units

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