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.