Services & Programs
BCDC is committed to 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.
First-Time Homebuyers Program
Homeownership is one of the most difficult goals to achieve generally, and this is especially true for Brookline. BCDC is partnering with the Allston-Brighton Community Development Corporation (ABCDC) to offer education to primarily BIPOC First-Time Homebuyers. The First-Time Homebuyers Program offers an incentive in the form of a $5,000 grant to qualifying participants.
Self determination is at the root of effective housing justice. As the first organization to found a tenant’s union in Brookline, BCDC has played a consistent role in ensuring that the rights of renters are understood and maintained. BCDC’s current role in tenant organizing is primarily as a convener, bringing together key people and identifying key training for tenants.
Rental Assistance & Eviction Prevention Resources
As a result of Brookline’s high rents, many residents find themselves in need of financial assistance. BCDC offers access to funding for tenants with efficiency and dignity.
Access to Opportunities
Brookline CDC is committed to providing access to housing and economic opportunities for Brookline residents.
Brookline CDC’s social safety net program protects families from the impact of economic shocks, natural disasters, and other crises. Brookline has a poverty rate of over 10%, which means that there are a great many residents going to bed hungry, worrying about paying for housing and child care, and unsure how they will find transportation to get to work. Despite potential hardships, there is no centralized entity to serve residents or evaluate the manner in which services have been provided.