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Resident Resources 

A goal of East  Somerville Main Streets is to promote East Somerville as a viable place to live, work and play.  Below are some resources to Somerville residents available through the city and other community partners:

Somerville ESOL Project

Bunker Hill Community College and The Welcome Project are offering no-cost English as a Second Language Classes in fall 2020 and spring 2021 through generous support from the City of Somerville.


To qualify for these classes, you must:

  • Be a Somerville Resident

  • Be age 18 or older

  • Be able to prove that you are from a low-income household

 All levels of English learners welcome!

The program will include customer service-focused training and job-seeking skills.

Day and evening classes will be held online, at The Welcome Project in Somerville, and at Bunker Hill Community College in Charlestown.

To apply, please click this link and complete an application:

Questions? Please contact:


Ms. Winki Chan


(617) 623-6633



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City of Somerville Resources 

Through the Mayor's Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development (OSPCD) the City of Somerville offers a variety of programs and services that benefit both homeowners and tenants.

  • Energy-efficiency

  • Lead Paint Safe Somerville

  • Housing Rehabilitation

  • Heating System Replacement

  • Inclusionary Housing

  • Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance

  • Fair Housing Information

Shape Up Somerville focuses on equitable access to healthy food and physical activity. Check out their page for resources on:

  • Finding healthy food through the Somerville Food Resource Guide

  • Locating fresh food outlets like The Somerville Mobile Farmers’ Market (which visits the East Somerville Community School weekly in the summer and fall) and other local farmers’ markets accepting food assistance benefits

  • Recipes for cooking at home and healthier menu options at restaurants in your neighborhood

  • Maps of all kinds: biking, walking, and park amenities in your neighborhood

  • Connections to other websites like the Somerville Hub and more


Getting Around Somerville is your go-to web page for information on all types of transit in our city.

  • Safety tips for all types of transit modes

  • Programs to make your commute easier




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