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Somerville Community Corporation (SCC)
337 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA 02143
The Somerville Community Corporation focuses on maintaining the affordability of housing in Somerville by buildingMore low-cost housing and preserving Somerville's historic building for residential use. Founded in 1969, the SCC also offers financial education and counseling to allow residents to make the best choice for their housing needs. SCC also assists in community organizing and supporting Somerville's immigrant communities.
Youthbuild USA
58 Day St, Somerville, MA 02144
Youthbuild works on community development for disadvantaged kids. The organization harnesses the collective power ofMore motivated 16-24 year-olds to transcend low-income limitations via education and job skill development. It also helps to better its communities by building affordable housing. Youthbuild was founded in 1988 and has since grown to 273 programs in 45 states. Together, 92,000 Youthbuild students have built 19,000 units of affordable housing. The 58 Day Street location is the central office, but the Cambridge Street location is also pictured here.
Khalsa Design Incorporated
17 Ivaloo St, Somerville, MA 02143
Khalsa Design Incorporated is a prestigious design and architectural firm specializing in the design of affordableMore housing and government projects. This business has multiple in-house functions, such as mechanical and engineering, designed to meet the unique demands of its clients. Khalsa Design Incorporated provides renovation and adaptive re-use of historical structures. Call the number provided to schedule an appointment.
Somerville OSPCD Housing Division
55 Evergreen Ave, Somerville, MA 02145

Developing and supporting affordable, safe and attractive housing for Somerville home owners and renters is theMore priority of this division. They work to increase the city's affordable housing stock, run closing cost/down payment assistance programs and provide 0% interest loans for home repairs and rehab to qualified residents.

Via the Lead Abatement Program, they offer 0% interest forgivable loans for the removal of lead from qualifying homes. For residents who meet income requirements, they offer free energy audits and weatherization as well as forgivable loans for heating system replacement. They also assist the Condominium Review Board with the condo conversion approval process.

Their web page links to numerous housing-related resources from information on foreclosure prevention and utility payment assistance programs to energy efficiency and tenant/landlord brochures.

Boyes-Watson Architects
30 Bow St, Somerville, MA 02143
Boyes-Watson Architects is an architectural firm serving both residential and commercial clients. Its past projects haveMore included affordable housing, office buildings and master planning for residential developments. Call for more information.
Father & Son Moving & Storage
3301 Mystic Valley Pkwy, Medford, MA 02155
In business since 1908, this family-owned, Boston-based moving company offers state-of-the-art storing facilities,More nation-wide moving services, highly experienced professional movers as well as competitive, affordable rates. Located in the rear of a Volkswagen car lot, Father & Son is set up in a tall A-frame house just off the Mystic Valley Parkway. Offering moving services ranging from single pieces to entire houses, Father & Son will even move vehicles to where they have to go, anywhere in the country.
Shore Drive Parkland
66 Shore Dr, Somerville, MA 02145

Cross under the I-93 overpass and into the Ten Hills neighborhood and this stretch of waterfront parkland opens up toMore your left. Following the curve of the Mystic River for about one-third of a mile, it offers a paved bike path, benches, picnic tables and scenic river views. There are also several options for getting on the water.

Boats can be rented by the hour (in season, on weekdays) at the Boys & Girls of Middlesex County Blessing of the Bay Boat House, route: {:action=>"show", :controller=>"listings", :id=>"boys-girls-club-of-middlesex-county-blessing-of-the-bay-boathouse"} -->. Walk-in access to the water is available for private boat launch, but there is no boat trailer access. The nonprofit Gentle Giant Rowing Club, which offers affordable rowing opportunities for all ages, also launches its boats here.

The Mystic River Bike Path, which runs through the park, travels east to