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

Our Mission

The Asian Community Development Corporation, a community-based organization, is committed to high standards of performance and integrity in serving the Asian American community of Greater Boston, with an emphasis on preserving and revitalizing Boston's Chinatown.

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 works in partnership with the community to:

  1. Provide 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. Preserve Chinatown as a hub for culture and a continued gateway for new immigrants, and
  3. Strengthen our Asian American community by leading placemaking efforts.

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 impact - 2016

  • 50 families purchased new homes through our one-on-one homebuyer and financial counseling and our HUD-certified first-time homebuyer classes.
  • Construction began on 51 affordable condos at our 88 Hudson Street development. With last year's addition of 95 affordable rentals at 66 Hudson Street, we will welcome 146 working families back to Chinatown!
  • 60 youth volunteered more than 1,000 hours to community improvement projects through our A-VOYCE youth leadership program.
  • Over 5,000 calls made to registered Quincy Asian voters to increase voter turnout in the 2016 election.