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


In the News: Unaffordable Housing for Half of all U.S. Renters
January 25, 2024
A new report from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies documents on a national level what renters in Brookline and across Massachusetts are experiencing.  The number of cost burdened...
Brookline Community Development Corporation Executive Director Job Announcement
January 13, 2024
Brookline Community Development Corporation (Brookline CDC) is excited to announce that we’ve begun accepting applications for our executive director position. Position Closes Wednesday, January 31, 2024...
Toy Drive Sets Record Thanks to Generous Brookline Community
December 22, 2023
Holidays are extra special this year for over 265 Brookline families thanks to the Brookline Holiday Toy and Gift Card Drive. BCDC and the Brookline Housing Authority (BHA) worked together to collect over 600 toys for children living at BHA and subsidized housing...