TCB THROUGH THE YEARS

  • 1964 An evolving identity South End Community Development (SECD) is established and renovated its first 50 apartments in Boston’s South End. SECD was renamed Greater Boston Community Development (GBCD) in 1972 and reorganized as The Community Builders (TCB) in 1988.
  • 1972 Tax credit innovation TCB pioneers the use of tax-benefit syndication with a local CDC to finance Villa Victoria, a $28 million affordable housing community for 680 Boston families.
  • 1988 Beyond Boston TCB buys Plumley Village, a 433-unit family complex in Worcester, Mass., and institutes a suite of resident services that become the precursor to our Community Life model.
  • 1996 A new strategy After decades of consulting, TCB adopts a strategy of direct development activity and comprehensive neighborhood revitalization.
  • 2000 Hope in Louisville TCB completes the first phase of Park DuValle in Louisville, Ky. It is the first of TCB’s 15 Hope VI neighborhood transformations. The development includes 1,000 mixed-income apartments and for-sale homes and is honored with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) urban design award.
  • 2001 Growth in Pittsburgh TCB acquires the Penn Circle and East Mall high-rises in Pittsburgh’s East Liberty neighborhood. TCB’s investments in Pittsburgh eventually grow to include 334 mixed-income apartments, 22,000 square feet of commercial space and the East Liberty Place Transit Center.
  • 2006 Affordability and opportunity TCB breaks ground on Morgan Woods on Martha’s Vineyard for 60 working island families. Morgan Woods is one of eight workforce housing developments TCB has created in high-cost Massachusetts communities in the last ten years, providing new or expanded opportunities for 500 families.
  • 2010 Focus on recovery TCB wins a $78 million HUD Neighborhood Stabilization 2 grant to stabilize communities impacted by the foreclosure crisis. The funds create or preserve apartments for 1,777 families.
  • 2011 Faith-based partnership TCB breaks ground with a faith-based partner on Charlesview Residences, a 340-unit mixed-income development in Boston. It is the year’s largest multifamily housing start in the country.
  • 2012 Bringing mission to scale The TCB portfolio of owned and operated housing reaches 10,000 apartments.
  • 2013 Choice in Cincinnati TCB begins to invest a $29.5 million HUD Choice Neighborhoods Implementation grant to revitalize the Avondale neighborhood in Cincinnati. Today, more than 1,300 Cincinnati families call a TCB apartment home, more than any other city in the country.
  • 2014 Celebrating 50 years TCB marks its 50th anniversary and adopts a five-year strategic plan to strengthen communities and build access to opportunity in 90 neighborhoods across 14 states and Washington, D.C.
  • 2015 Success in Boston The Urban Land Institute presents TCB with the Jack Kemp Award for its work on Boston’s Charlesview Residences and Town Homes at Brighton Mills. The developments are now home to 260 families and 25,000 square feet of vibrant commercial and community space.