We help residents live healthier and happier.

We create and preserve homes for residents.

We help residents access education, jobs, training,
social services, and fresh healthy food.

We prevent residents from displacement and work with stakeholders
to improve the City’s housing and development policy.

OUR IMPACT:

Fenway CDC improves the lives of over 1,000 adults, children, and youth each year. We help them access affordable housing, social services, education,  job skills training, employment, fresh produce, financial coaching, health programs, and civic engagement activities. 2020 Impact Report. 2019 Impact Report.

LATEST NEWS & EVENTS:

Fenway CDC 48th Annual Meeting (Virtual event)
April 29, 2021, 6:30pm – 7:45pm

Join us for an evening of games, community updates, awards, a raffle, and more! Learn about Fenway CDC’s accomplishments this past year and plans for the future! Our keynote speaker, Chuck Collins, will discuss the affordability crisis in Boston and share strategies to create greater equity. The first 100 RSVPs will receive a yummy treat from a local chocolatier! RSVP here.

Social & Racial Justice

Dear Fenway Community Members, given the events in Atlanta, GA, the rise in violence against the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, and the history of systemic racism in the US and globally, we wanted to check in and ensure our community has space to grieve these horrendous acts. Fenway CDC is committed to the ongoing fight for social and racial justice. We encourage you all to stand up and speak out against racism by Interrupting, Questioning, Educating, and Echoing; to support local AAPI businesses in Boston and Massachusetts; and to educate yourself on the histories of the AAPI community in Boston and the US. Read more about Fenway CDC’s statement at this link.

Fenway CDC is hiring a Community Organizer
We are hiring a full-time Community Organizer to engage the community and advance our work in the Community Planning and Organizing department. Download job description. To apply, please email cover letter and resume to projects@fenwaycdc.org
Fenway Community Success Survey

Hi/Hola/नमस्ते,

I hope you are doing well and enjoying the snowy weather! As a friendly reminder: Fenway CDC is releasing a Community Success Survey to target better programming and assess how we can improve services to foster a stronger neighborhood! We want to hear from YOU!

Survey Time: 10-15 minutes

Raffle Prizes: Air Fryer, Noise-Cancelling Headphones, Amazon Fire Tablet, and more! The earlier you take the survey, the higher your chances are of winning a prize!

Survey here: https://ncv.microsoft.com/Z5pLOHQHUz

Fenway CDC’s New “Burbank Terrace”
Fenway CDC’s first “ground-up” development in decades! FCDC proposes to construct a 27-unit rental building on a vacant parcel at 72 Burbank St. in the Fenway. Fenway CDC is changing an approved 32-unit market-rate project to a 27-unit, 100% affordable housing development.
The updated project has an increased number of 2-bedroom units to serve a much greater range of household sizes and types. Residents of the building will have access to shared amenity space, a laundry room, bike storage, and free bike share passes!

 

Fenway CDC thanks Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) /Beth Israel Lahey Health for supporting our work.

Fenway CDC will be the lead organization in a new partnership with Boston Tenant Coalition, Homes for Families, Mass Law Reform Institute and the Greater Bowdoin Geneva Neighborhood Association.  We will organize and campaign together at the City and State level to move legislation, budget items, and policies that will increase funding for affordable housing, rental subsidies, further fair housing, and improve tenant rights. Our vital work will help address the homelessness crisis in the Commonwealth. BIDMC selected our coalition as one of 17 local organizations to receive funding for impactful initiatives in the areas of housing affordability, jobs and financial security, and behavioral health. This is BIDMC’s first major investment through its Community-based Health Initiative.

 

Fenway Fair Foods

April 7, April 21, May 5, May 19
Every other Wednesday
3:30pm to 5:00pm
Come get a free bag of fresh fruits and vegetables. Residents in need can arrange no contact home delivery. To volunteer, see details. For inquiries, please contact Jasmine Vargas at jvargas@fenwaycdc.org or (617) 267-4637 x 13. Special thanks to Fair Foods and WS Development for supporting this program.

 Lifeboat Boston Food Pantry

Every Tue & Thurs, 4pm-6pm

Boston Temple, 105 Jersey St., Boston

Free, fresh food is available to Boston residents with food insecurity. Sign up here. For inquiries, contact lifeboatboston@gmail.com. In collaboration with Boston Temple, Lovin’ Spoonfuls, Food Link, Fair Foods, Fenway CDC, and in-kind sponsors.

We Protect Each Other When We Protect Everyone

Fenway CDC is committed to justice in housing, which means that building racial, health, gender, and environmental justice are essential to our work too. To share your ideas for how Fenway CDC can further advance equitable service through action, please email Madeline Lee at mlee@fenwaycdc.org. Please share poster 1 and poster 2..

Fenway’s Urban Village Committee

If you are interested to help monitor and review development projects, please contact Richard Giordano at rgiordano@fenwaycdc.org for more details.

Support Fenway Restaurants and Businesses

Please support Fenway restaurants and businesses! Get take-out, arrange delivery, enjoy dining, or buy gift cards. Please visit this page to see a list of restaurants and businesses that are opened or are temporary closed.

Fenway Cares

Fenway Cares” is a collective of Fenway community organizations (Fenway CDC, Fenway Civic Association, Fenway Community Center, Operation P.E.A.C.E., and Fenway Alliance) and volunteers share resource information and services with Fenway residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Details here.

Free Job Search Service

Participants will learn job search skills, resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation, and time management tips. To arrange your phone or conference call session, please contact Kris Anderson at kanderson@fenwaycdc.org  or (617) 267-4637 x 29.

Free 1-1 Financial Coaching 

Please contact Kris Anderson at (617) 267-4637 x 29 or kanderson@fenwaycdc.org to arrange for telephone counseling.

Newcastle-Saranac 

Fenway CDC and the Schochet Companies closed $53 million Tax Credit Equity and Construction Financing for Newcastle Saranac Apartments in the South End/Lower Roxbury neighborhood in Boston. Read press release here.

Newcastle Saranac Preservation Celebration

We thank everyone for joining us to celebrate the preservation of Newcastle-Saranac! Fenway CDC and The Schochet Companies will preserve 97-unit of affordable residential property in the heart of Boston! Read more here. Watch the event video.

CITC

Community Investment Tax Credits (CITC)

Invest in Fenway CDC’s work by contributing $1,000 or more and receive 50% refund through our tax credits. Together, we’ll build a better Fenway for everyone to live, learn, work, and play! For inquiries, please contact Iris Tan at itan@fenwaycdc.org.

Read more about our residents’ vision for the Fenway!