Urban Edge CEO, Emilio Dorcely, discusses the future in The Bulletin piece

In an interview for The Bulletin, our CEO, Emilio Dorcely, discusses the need for affordable housing and affordable homeownership, and how current Urban Edge projects are working towards that goal. “There is a dire need for affordable housing for the 30 percent to 40 percent area median income (AMI), but that’s only part of the solution …...


Joint Jackson Square event highlights new housing and a transformation of the area

On June 1st, Urban Edge, the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC), and The Community Builders held a joint event to celebrate several housing developments in Jackson Square: JPNDC’s 25 Amory Street Apartments, The Community Builders’ 250 Centre Street development, and our own 1599 Columbus Avenue development. These...


Urban Edge adapts to support families through crisis

“Boston, like many cities, has an enormous racial wealth gap. Although being a homeowner is not the only way to build wealth, it’s still the number one way that families and individuals build wealth in America. We want to continue to support that,” says our CEO Emilio Dorcely. Throughout the pandemic, Urban Edge worked to adapt and maintain...


WGBH Basic Black panel discusses the affordable housing crisis

Our CEO, Emilio Dorcely, joins Chrystal Kornegay, Executive Director of MassHousing; Malia Lazu, CEO & Founder of The Lazu Group; and John B. Cruz III, President & CEO of Cruz Companies for Basic Black‘s panel discussion. Panelists cover unaffordable rents, forced relocations, and low home ownership rates for people of color. Basic Black:...


Urban Edge Assess Youth Needs in JP, Roxbury

Urban Edge Assess Youth Needs in JP, Roxbury BNN’s segment with Urban Edge CEO Emilio Dorcely and Director of Community Engagement Alia Pacombe discussing its new needs assessment for young people in its service area covering parts of Jamaica Plain and Roxbury. Part of the goal is to extend the reach of other agencies in the area and improve coordination...