The Foreclosure Minute Blog
Founded in 1974, Urban Edge is a minority-controlled nonprofit community development corporation created by Boston community leaders. These leaders focused on eliminating red-lining, overcoming the effects of real estate speculation and the displacement of low- and moderate-income families, and worked to maintain racial and ethnic diversity of the neighborhoods while ensuring local community control of development.
The services at Urban Edge are community-focused. They mainly serve residents of Jamaica Plain, Roxbury and surrounding neighborhoods. Development and preservation of affordable housing and community facilities, as well as homeowner services, financial literacy, community organizing and leadership development, are all hallmark programs of the organization. Bob Credle, Director, Community Programs at Urban Edge describes the organization as “Resourceful”. Credle says, “In order to make a meaningful impact in the communities we serve, we have to be extremely resourceful in the way we use our assets to assist the people in our service area.”