Since 1987, we have created and preserved over 300 affordable homes in Chinatown and the Greater Boston area.

My old landlord wanted us to move out, and I
couldn’t sleep at night because I was so worried and didn’t know where we would move to. I am so glad we can continue living in Chinatown. I know I am lucky that I get to live here at One Greenway, but there are many more people who weren’t so lucky and are still waiting for affordable housing. I hope there will be more affordable housing in Chinatown to benefit others.
— Xiu Duan, ACDC resident

Our Mission & Values

The Asian Community Development Corporation (ACDC) works in underserved and immigrant Asian American communities in the Greater Boston region to create and preserve affordable, sustainable, and healthy neighborhoods.  We achieve this by building affordable homes and vibrant spaces, empowering families with asset-building tools, and strengthening communities through resident and youth leadership.

The following organizational values will guide ACDC in its future work:

  • Community-Driven

  • Trustworthy and Accountable

  • Inclusive and Collaborative

  • Innovative and Adaptive

  • Professional with High Standards

our impact

  • We welcomed 51 families to Chinatown, who are new homeowners of our affordable condos at our 88 Hudson Street development. With 2016's addition of 95 affordable rentals at 66 Hudson Street, we brought 146 working families back to Chinatown!

  • In 2017, our bilingual financial and housing counselors served 632 low-income clients with over 830 hours of one-on-one coaching, covering financial management best practices and assistance with their first home purchase.

  • In 2017, we unveiled our inaugural ThinkChinatown project, a resident and youth-led ideas lab that implements public art projects that reflect the community’s identity while cultivating leaders from within the neighborhood.