Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (MA)

CTAC helped convene and then provided assistance to the nationally acclaimed Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, which involves several thousand residents and numerous organizations in organizing, creating, and controlling a vibrant, diverse neighborhood. It addresses issues of affordable housing, economic development, and service quality and coordination. This tri-lingual initiative demonstrates the critical role of community leadership in successful revitalization efforts.

  • Became the broadest-based effort to revitalize an urban neighborhood in the United States.
  • Won the power of eminent domain—the first and only community-based organization in the United States to do so.