In 1987, community activists and leaders founded ACDC in response to the need for affordable housing in the Chinatown neighborhood. Today, ACDC is a regional community builder and the leader in developing and preserving affordable housing in Greater Boston where Asian Americans live, work and play.

ACDC strives to be the leading regional developer and preserver of affordable housing in Greater Boston with high concentrations of Asian American residents by:

  1. Providing culturally appropriate and locally sensitive programs that enable residents to effectively improve their quality of life and the health and sustainability of their neighborhood;
  2. Preserving Chinatown as a cultural hub and gateway for new immigrants; and 
  3. Strengthening our Asian American community by leading placemaking efforts.