A photograph of a Corgi puppy named Molly


Fenway CDC was formed in 1973 by a group of neighbors alarmed by a sweeping urban renewal plan that succeeded in demolishing 300 units of moderately priced housing before their lawsuit halted the plan. In the years that followed, Fenway CDC was instrumental in uncovering and halting an arson-for-profit ring. Having seen many of their homes turned into market-rate housing and a commercial plaza, or else burned to the ground, residents vowed to be vigilant about future planning and development and to play an active role in rebuilding the neighborhood themselves. That spirit of activism combined with resourcefulness, professional competence and strong partnerships have led to the following impressive accomplishments: