Brookline Community Development Corporation (BCDC)

2023 Brookline Holiday Toy Drive

November 27 - December 11, 2023
Donate by purchasing a gift for a child between the ages of 0 - 14. Drop the unwrapped gift into a Brookline Toy Drive Drop Box.

Sponsored by the BrooklineCDC and the Brookline Housing Authority (BHA).

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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


Gift of Generosity: BCDC Year-End Giving Campaign 2023
November 27, 2023
Dear Friends, Last year, as many residents dug out from COVID’s devastation, some could not. The Brookline Community Development Corporation (Brookline CDC) stepped into the breach by giv...
2023 Brookline Holiday Toy Drive
November 22, 2023
2023 Brookline Holiday Toy Drive. November 27 - December 11, 2923. Donate by purchasing a gift for a child between the ages of 0 - 14. Drop the unwrapped gift into a Brookline Toy Drive Drop Box. Learn more !
Brookline CDC and Metro West CD Emergency Rent Assistance (ERA) Program
November 21, 2023
As a result of Brookline’s incredibly high rents, many residents find themselves in very unstable housing situations and in need of financial assistance. This is why the Brookline CDC has...
Brookline Town Meeting Passes Meaningful Compliance with MBTA-CA: Innovative Zoning Reforms Will Begin to Address Housing Affordability
November 15, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 11.14.23 @ 11:23pm Contact: Katha Seidman Yes! In Brookline steering committee member (617) 510-7814 BROOKLINE–Tonight, Brookline Town Meeting voted by a wide mar...
Rockland Trust Presents $10,000 Grant to Support BCDC Affordable Housing Programs
November 9, 2023
On Thursday November 2nd, Rockland Trust presented the Brookline Community Development Corporation with a grant of $10,000 to support our affordable housing programs. Pictured above are ...
Brookline: An Identity Crisis Comes to Town
November 8, 2023
Brookline has always considered itself special. And, in many ways, it is. Originally a rural retreat for Massachusetts’ ruling class, the town sprang to life when a Gilded Age speculator brought a trolley line to Beacon Street and invited famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted to transform what had been a country lane into a fashionable boulevard. Read more.