CBA programs address the most pressing community needs and create avenues to promote true grassroots community development. Through our real estate program, CBA has produced more affordable housing, 395 units, than any Massachusetts CDC outside of the Boston area. These apartments give low-income and working poor families the opportunity to live in safe and attractive homes that are affordable. In addition, our Welcome Home program helped 197 families purchase homes since 1999. CBA's Economic Development Program increases economic opportunity in Lowell for low-income and minority residents.