CSNDC has partnered with Rebuilding Together Boston (RTB) to offer critical repairs at no cost to selected lower-income homeowners in and around Codman Square as part of our larger effort to counter the impacts of displacement, particularly among aging Dorchester residents.
This unique program mobilizes volunteers, skilled workers, tradespeople, and community members who work together to address costly deferred maintenance issues. If not corrected, these issues can lead to unsafe and unhealthy homes that may make homeowners more susceptible to advances and below-market offers from unscrupulous real estate speculators.
The RTB program is an alternative to unsafe or unrepaired homes, as well as an alternative to selling for those at-risk of such speculative pressure. It is also an important piece of CSNDC’s anti-displacement strategy to ensure our residents can remain in our community as we face increased gentrification. Since the beginning of the partnership between CSNDC and RTB, we have repaired the homes – and lives – of approximately two dozen homeowners.
For more information about this program, contact Carolyn McGee, CSNDC’s Financial Specialist.