SCC is a membership organization that provides leadership for sustaining Somerville as a vibrant, diverse and tolerant community. SCC, a 47-year old nonprofit Community Development Corporation (CDC), strengthens the city of Somerville by producing and preserving affordable housing, organizing Somerville residents to campaign for social equity, and providing programming to strengthen participants’ economic and financial standing. SCC has adopted a three-pronged approach to creating and preserving diversity and housing affordability in Somerville:
• Develop and preserve as many affordable units as we can in response to community-driven planning and organizing, and using green and sustainable design principles.
• Organize the community to promote policies that enhance the regulatory and funding environment for affordable housing and good jobs for Somerville residents, and
• Create access to economic opportunities for our constituents