Brookline Community Development Corporation (BCDC)

Brookline's Housing Challenge

Brookline is a community of housing paradoxes. Despite a reputation and reality that it is a wealthy community with very high housing prices and expensive homes, more than half of Brookline’s residents are renters and many of those renters are cost burdened.

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BCDC's Commitment and Services

BCDC is committed to helping to address these issues by building a diverse and thriving community. We work closely with neighborhood groups, residents, local businesses, the Town, and state and federal partners to secure resources to aid in the development and preservation of affordable housing.

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Did you know?

% of Brookline Households are Renters
Median Brookline rent is $3800/mo
% of Brookline renters are housing cost burdened
# of homeless students in Brookline Public Schools


Community Event: The Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts
June 4, 2024
Each June, the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts hosts the Jobs Rebuild Boston Community Conference and Career Fair. This is more than just your typical job fair. Here you will find valuable resources like on-site interviews and workshops and meet employers in the government, corporate, nonprofit, and small businesses sectors seeking to hire local talent.
Thank you, Brookline News, for this lovely profile of tenant organizer, Bonnie Bastien!
May 6, 2024
On the front lines of the housing crisis, tenant organizer Bonnie Bastien tries to help Brookline’s struggling renters. As an art student from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and creator of artist residency programs, Bonnie Bastien found herself drawn to community-oriented artists with a commitment to social justice.
BCDC at BHA Marion Street Housing Dedication
May 2, 2024
On April 30th, 2024, several BCDC Board members went to the Brookline Housing Authority Colonel Floyd redevelopment groundbreaking. This is a project that needs to be celebrated as the building, which is elderly housing, will be completely FOSSIL-FUEL FREE!