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 is seeking a Senior Resident Services Coordinator. Download the full job description at this link. To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to projects@fenwaycdc.org
Latest News!
Fenway CDC received announcement of State and Federal funding award for Burbank Terrace. On July 15th, the Baker-Polito Administration announced that Burbank Terrace, Fenway CDC’s 27-unit 100% affordable new construction project at 72 Burbank Street, has been awarded funding through the state Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). Burbank Terrace is among 28 recently awarded projects in the Commonwealth to receive direct subsidy and state and federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits from DHCD for the creation of affordable rental housing. The City of Boston is also supporting the project with $2.8 million in its own funds. Fenway CDC is excited about this incredible opportunity to expand access to affordable housing in the Fenway. Congratulations to all of the awarded projects!
What’s Up with the Geese?

Living in the Fenway, you’ve probably noticed many geese around! Fenway CDC has partnered with the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, Boston Park Rangers & Parks Department, Fenway Alliance, Fenway Garden Society, and Brookline Parks to spread awareness around how our Fenway neighbors can help keep wildlife populations healthier and prevent unsustainable wildlife overpopulation in urban parks. Look for these signs in the Fens this late summer and early fall. Please help spread the word to your neighbors, and click here to learn more: http://bit.ly/3rsTDI1 Download English sign, Chinese sign, Russian sign, and Spanish sign.

Fenway Little Free Libary is Open!
The Fenway Little Free Library is near the corner of Burbank Street and Edgerly Road, on your way over to Symphony Park (31 Burbank Street). Anyone can use the Little Library. The books inside will be free for anyone to exchange and read. Little Free Libraries operate on a ‘take a book, leave a book’ basis. If you take a book, you don‘t have to return it, and if you leave a book, someone else may take it home with them and replace it with a different book. Books left should be appropriate content for other readers, and a reminder: items other than books shouldn’t be left in the little library.  Please wear a mask and be respectful of space between neighbors when visiting the Little Library. Questions? email Madeline Lee at mlee@fenwaycdc.org
Health Care Institutions Invest In Tenant Protections for Community Health
Fenway CDC was named the lead agency for a $500,000 “focused investment” grant from the BIDMC initiative in December 2020. Along with four partner groups, Fenway CDC will use the grant to “organize and campaign at the city and state level to move legislation, budget items, and policies that will increase funding for affordable housing and rental subsidies, further fair housing, and improve tenants’ rights.” Read article from Shelterforce.org
Fenway CDC 48th Virtual Annual Meeting  
Special thanks to our supporters and keynote speaker – Chuck Collins for joining us at our first ever virtual annual meeting on April 29th! It was a great success!!! Enjoy the virtual event recording.
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 is 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

Sept. 22, Oct 6, and Oct 20
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 WS Development for supporting this program.

 Lifeboat Boston Food Pantry

Every Thursday, 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.

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.

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!