Born in Mattapan, a 19-year resident and homeowner of Hyde Park, I have fought for over 20 years to make Boston a more equitable, safer and better place to live and work. As a founding member and President of
the Southwest Boston Community Development Corporation, I helped lead the development of the Residence at Fairmount Station, a 100% affordable 27- unit project that opened January 2019.
In 2001, I started the Boston Tax Help Coalition – a model of public/private partnerships between the community, business and government. The Coalition now has 25 free tax sites across the city providing residents with skills to take control of their finances. Since its inception, the Boston Tax Help Coalition brought back over $200 million in refunds and credits to our local economy and protecting the elderly and low-income families from predatory financial practices.