Community Investment Plan

Executive Summary

Mission of Brookline CDC The mission of the Brookline Community Development Corporation  (Brookline CDC or BCDC) formerly called Brookline Improvement Coalition (BIC) is to increase  access to safe affordable housing in Brookline through working in partnership, to increase economic  security for Brookline’s low and moderate-income residents of Brookline and to create a more level  playing field for all residents regardless of age, race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ability,  veteran’s status or income.

A Second Founding: The renewal and transformation of BCDC/Brookline CDC – The BCDC has been  transformed over the last three years. A number of new board members joined the board with a greater  sense of mission about the role of BCDC. At the same time, new resources have become available at the  local level with a focus on community development by the Brookline Community Foundation (BCF),  American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and Community Development Block Grants (CDBG). In the future  HOME and the Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds will also be available. BCDC is using this  increased funding to build its capacity, expand community engagement, contribute to the social safety net, and begin strategic improvements to conditions at its properties.

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