Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation aims to build a cohesive and resilient community in Codman Square and South Dorchester. To do so, the CDC focuses on developing affordable housing and commercial spaces that are safe and sustainable and on promoting economic stability for low and moderate income residents. Since its founding in the 1970s, the CDC has developed 1,400 housing units, including 500 within a ½ mile radius of the Fairmount Commuter Rail Line. The CDC is considered a leader in promoting the creation of vibrant, transit-oriented urban villages where residents have access to public transportation, jobs, and supportive services. To support area small businesses, in 2015 Codman Square launched its Dot Biz program, which, in its first year, provided 22 enterprises with the technical assistance needed to ensure long-term sustainability, job creation, and growth.