About Us

Welcome to Dorchester Bay!

Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation (DBEDC) is a community development corporation founded by local civic associations in 1979 to address the problems of economic disinvestment, unemployment, crime, community tensions, and the shortage of quality affordable housing undermining Boston’s North Dorchester and Roxbury neighborhoods.

Over the last 45 years, we have worked in partnership with local leaders and stakeholders to build and preserve 1,200 units of affordable housing and over 164,600 square feet of commercial space, to engage residents in community life, and to support a robust economy through small business support and economic development.

The structures we have built are physical manifestations of our work, but at its core, our work is about strengthening the community, which is made up of the people who live and work in our neighborhoods.