Our Outcomes

TACC facilitates collaboration between public and private stakeholders on initiatives in Roxbury and other Boston neighborhoods. By coalescing resources, we bring together people, ideas, and practices that result in increased collective impact on housing, education, capacity development, health, arts and culture, transportation, and economic development.

Resident Supports:

Housing Mobility: Increasing Residential Choice for Voucher Holders

During the physical redevelopment of the Whittier Street public housing in Roxbury, 200 households will need to relocate, and some will select a housing voucher.

TACC launched a housing mobility strategy to help increase housing options for families using vouchers by providing them with the resources, information, and coaching necessary to make fully informed choices for their families.

 

 

 

Aging in Place: Building a Supportive Housing Model for Older Residents

As residents age, there is a need for enhanced supportive housing and services models to allow older adults to age in place in Roxbury.

TACC designed and conducted an assets and needs assessment to understand the unique needs of the 300 older adults (age 55 and older) living in the Madison Park Village community.

 

 

 

Economic Development and Asset Building:

 

Upham’s Corner Comfort Station: Reactivating a Neighborhood Asset

Vacant for 40 years, the historic Comfort Station in Dorchester’s Upham’s Corner was built as a “convenience station” for the streetcar system. Imagine Boston 2030 designates Upham’s Corner as Boston’s first Arts Innovation District and explicitly identifies the Comfort Station as one of five critical innovation and cultural anchors.

TACC is working to put the Comfort Station back into productive use as a community asset that will expand the physical and economic health of the neighborhood and its residents.

 

 

Fairmount Indigo Corridor: A Job Attraction and Retention Strategy

During a period of strong economic growth in the Greater Boston region, increased prosperity has not impacted the Fairmount Indigo Corridor, where 135,000 Bostonians have not benefited equally from the city’s recent economic gains.

TACC developed recommendations to support business attraction and retention along the corridor, strengthen and expand its key commercial and industrial clusters, and create additional jobs for the residents of Boston who need them most.

 

 

Business Incubation: Local Entrepreneurship Growth

Within the Greater Dudley Square neighborhood, a network of business incubators and accelerators focused on a range of industry sectors have helped local entrepreneurs start businesses.

TACC is partnering with local property owners to develop subsidized retail units for the early stages of brick and mortar businesses in order to enhance the overall retail environment.

 

 

 

Neighborhood Vitality:

Roxbury Cultural District: A Community-Driven Economic Cultural Collaboration

Roxbury is rich in arts and cultural assets. However, many of these assets remain underutilized by residents and relatively unknown to those beyond the neighborhood, limiting the potential economic opportunities (for residents, artists, business owners, entrepreneurs) that are aligned with a more vibrant cultural district.

TACC restarted a long-standing community conversation around establishing a cultural district to serve as the backbone organizational structure needed for a sustained, collaborative focus on activating and marketing Roxbury’s arts and cultural assets.

 

 

Whittier Choice: Local Strategies for People and Neighborhood

Boston received $30M from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to support the Whittier Choice Neighborhoods Initiative in Roxbury. These federal funds will leverage $260M in public and private investment to redevelop Whittier Street public housing.

TACC provides technical assistance to the BHA to align Whittier Choice with local assets and needs.