Housing Services

Volunteer to Eliminate Housing Discrimination | Sept. 29

Volunteer to Eliminate Housing Discrimination!

Do you want to help fight housing discrimination?

Become a trained volunteer and help uncover discrimination in the rental and    home ownership market

This is an on-call volunteer position with a paid stipend that requires a commitment of a few hours a month.

No formal experience is necessary, just a commitment to

promoting equality and fairness. 

Trainings are held every 2 weeks. Must RSVP to attend

For more information and to register for training please call

Stephanie Williams at 617-399-0491 x 107 or email at swilliams@bostonfairhousing.org


Dorchester Bay EDC






Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation acts to build a strong, thriving, and diverse community in Boston’s north Dorchester neighborhoods. Working closely with neighborhood residents and partners, we access resources to:
Develop and preserve affordable home ownership and rental housing,
Create and sustain commercial and economic development opportunities, and
Build community power through organizing and leadership development.


594 Columbia Rd Ste 302
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

Homeowner Services provides home improvement and deleading loans for unbankable homeowners. The focus is keeping low to moderate income homeowners in their home; by decreasing maintenance costs, avoiding foreclosure, rehabbing uninhabitable units, educating the homeowner in financial literacy and increasing energy conservation. In our eleven year program we have lent more than $1.5 million and rehabbed 239 units of housing.

Youth Force Program is a youth leadership initiative that trains local teens to be community leaders and community organizers, who in turn train other local teens to be leaders and organizers in their own neighborhoods. The program is designed in a community organizing framework, and it focuses on building youth leaders, building youth relationships and building youth power. Youth Force members learn leadership and community organizing skills such as meeting facilitation, engaging in campaign work, relational meetings, power analysis and research actions. The program goal is to build youth power in Dorchester and beyond and to strengthen the local community by tackling specific, winnable issues. We grow leaders through engaging them in the issues that affect them directly.

Learning Is a Fun Experience (L.I.F.E.) is a new drop-in after school program with homework help, Internet research, public speaking, visual arts, ceramics, digital arts production, literacy and math computer games, sports, fun and enrichment activities.

Seniors Program supports approximately 90 elders living in and nearby Dorchester Bay rental units. Meeting three times weekly, they enhance their quality of life by offering community-based case management services and enrichment, prevention, education, and intervention programming. Rock and Roll Seniors pays stipends to seniors to use their expertise and energy to design their own program. They remain safe, connected and active.

TechnoBay Computer Training is an inter-genrational computer training course geared for families. Both parent and chilld learn about computer hardware and software. All courses are free of charge. For more information about the course contact Karen Cookie Sheers at 617-825-4200 x225


Quincy Geneva Housing Corporation


(617) 442-5711

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday - Friday


Quincy Geneva Housing Corporation is a non-profit organization serving residents with the greatest need in the Grove Hall Area through the development of social, economic and housing opportunities. Specifically, our mission entails:

-Providing affordable rental homes through renovation and new construction
-Preserving the supply and quality of affordable rental housing
-Encouraging and assisting local commercial development
-Developing economic and employment opportunities
-Supporting residents with social and family service programs
-Improving residents quality of life and ensuring public safety


Quincy Geneva Housing Corporation
320 Blue Hill Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02121
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

Real Estate and Commercial Property Development: Responsible for assembling proposals for property development and for overseeing financing and construction of these developments.
Resident Services Department: Coordinates existing services for children, youth and families and develops new services to meet the needs of residents living in QGHC properties and the in the target area.
Workforce Development Department: Creation of job opportunities, skill development and training.
Foreclosure: Counseling, prevention, counseling, recycling, rehabbing, property management.
Administration and Fiscal Support: After a major reorganization and restructuring, QGHC currently operates with a small staff. The staff consists of the Executive Director, an Executive Assistant, secretary, three resident services workers and volunteers who work on special projects. A financial team including bookkeepers and auditors manages a financial reporting system and submits on schedule all filings and financial reports. QGHC provides technical and financial assistance to a variety of local organizations including the Garrison Trotter Neighborhood Association, Grove Hall Board of Trade, Grove Hall Main Streets, and Friends of the Franklin Park Zoo

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

New Vision Community Development Corporation

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