Press Releases

ACDC Begins Renovation of 6 Fort Street to Build 34 Affordable Housing

BOSTON – ACDC is pleased that it has began the renovation work of 6 Fort Street at Quincy, MA which will provide 34 units of homes affordable to working families. On November 8, 2010, Mayor Thomas P. Koch, City officials and state Representatives, funders and working partners of the project joined Asian Community Development Corporation to celebrate this momentous milestone.

Video Game Draws Youth to Community Meeting

BOSTON, MA — Video games have the power to lower barriers to participation in the urban planning process, according to the results of a project that kicked off last week in Boston’s Chinatown neighborhood.

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6 Fort Street Awarded Federal and State Tax Credits


City of Quincy Planning Board Approves 6 Fort Street Special Permit Application


WUNR Sponsors Youth Radio Program to Bring Asian American Youth Voices to the Air

BOSTON, MA. AUGUST 6, 2009 – Asian Voices of Organized Youth for Community Empowerment (A-VOYCE) youth radio program will begin broadcasting its weekly radio show from a new location at WUNR-1600AM Radio International in Downtown Crossing beginning this fall.

ACDC Repeats 1st Place Win in Student Affordable Housing Design Competition

BOSTON, MA May 5, 2009 – A conceptual proposal titled “Chinatown Crossing” to convert the 1920’s Verizon building and its adjacent annex in Boston’s Chinatown into 105 units of mixed-income rental housing and the Chinatown branch of the Boston Public Library received the top award in the 2009 Affordable Housing Development Competition. The winners in the 9th year of this competition were announced at an awards ceremony on April 28th.

MacArthur Foundation Awards $170K To Bring Virtual Participatory Urban Planning For Boston Chinatown Residents

BOSTON, MA. APRIL 16, 2009 – Asian Community Development Corporation and project partners, Emerson College and Metropolitan Area Planning Council, received funding for their collaborative project, Participatory Chinatown, one of nineteen projects from around the world awarded funding to explore digital media’s ability to help people learn. Funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the 2009 Digital Media and Learning Competition awarded a total of $2 million. Participatory Chinatown was the only winning project from Massachusetts.

ACDC Launches Family Assistance Fund

BOSTON, MA. DECEMBER 2, 2008 – During its 21st Annual Meeting, ACDC officially launched a new campaign to raise funds that will go directly towards programs serving low to moderate income families in Chinatown and beyond. ACDC board president Caroline Chang, Executive Director Jeremy Liu, and Director of the City of Boston Department of Neighborhood Development Evelyn Friedman, ceremoniously marked the start of the Family Assistance Fund. Over 280 of ACDC’s supporters were in attendance to witness the launch and celebrate the momentous occasion.