Founded in 1977, Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) aims to ensure low-income Jamaica Plain and adjacent neighborhood residents can access affordable homes, paths to prosperity, and real leadership. Its work is credited with developing 630 affordable homes, securing over $11 million in financing to support over 80 local small businesses, and connecting more than 1,500 resident to jobs, education, and training. In 2009, the nonprofit restored an empty, neglected brewery into The Brewery Small Business Complex, a project it now manages. The Brewery currently houses 50 small businesses, half of which are owned by women or people of color, that employee about 500 people. Revenues from the Brewery enable JPNDC to provide community programming free of charge.