Coalition for a Better Acre (CBA) is a membership-based community development corporation dedicated to resident empowerment and sustainable community revitalization for current and future residents of Lowell and the Merrimack Valley.
As a community development corporation (CDC), CBA is a professional, not-for-profit organization providing economic development, real estate development, and resident empowerment to promote and support our community and region.
Three decades after CBA’s first acquisition of a derelict tenement, CBA is a professionally staffed CDC with a portfolio of 473 residential rental units and an additional 50 h
Although for most of CBA’s 33 years, we have concentrated on the Acre neighborhood, CBA serves the city of Lowell and the surrounding region, focusing on lower-income residents and struggling neighborhoods. We promote healthy, vibrant neighborhoods and communities by developing resident leaders, affordable housing and economic opportunities, and by responding to community needs through collective action.