Explore the following resources that are here to help residents and business owners in Hyde Park.
Created by Mayor Thomas M. Menino in 1995 as the first urban, multi-district Main Street program in the United States, Boston Main Streets is devoted to the continued revitalization of Boston’s neighborhood commercial districts through design, technical, and financial support. Today, the nationally recognized program boasts 20 districts across Boston.
The Small Business
The Small Business Development team provides all small business owners and entrepreneurs with the tools and guidance to successfully start, grow, and build a business in Boston.
Restore Boston and Design Programs
Want to find out how you can improve the outside of your building, or your storefront signs? Want to learn more about our design services? Learn about resources for sign and storefront improvements for your business. Find help through the Restore Boston and Design Services programs.
The Inspectional Services Department (ISD) is comprised of five regulatory divisions whose aim is to protect and improve the quality of life for all Boston residents by effectively administering and enforcing building, housing, health, sanitation and safety regulations mandated by City and State governments.
Small Business Development:
Women Entrepreneurs Boston
Women Entrepreneurs Boston (WE BOS) provides skill-building opportunities, technical help, and networking. We help women entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses in the City.
The Center for Women & Enterprise
Imagine yourself as a successful businessperson — independent, prosperous, a leader in your field. It’s possible with the right tools and support. The Center for Women & Enterprise is a nationally known nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people start and grow their businesses. CWE has worked with more than 28,000 Massachusetts and Rhode Island entrepreneurs since 1995.
The Mayor’s Office of Housing works with communities to improve Boston’s neighborhoods through investing public resources. Their main jobs are to create housing options, support tenants, foster homeownership, end homelessness, and manage the City’s real estate.
Boston Buying Power
The City of Boston invites all local businesses to group together and purchase your energy needs. Since 2008, Boston Buying Power has been aggregating electric and gas accounts into buying pools. With over 2000 members, BBP is one of the largest and most effective energy purchasing programs in New England. All commercial, industrial and governmental accounts are encouraged to join and receive the benefits of this premier energy management program.
Protect Your Electric Account
Visit the City of Boston’s page about how you can protect your electric account from potential scams and marketers who use dishonest and aggressive sales tactics. The page offers information about what steps you can take, contacts to reach out to, and other resources to help you better understand electric supply contracts.
The Seniors Save Program
The Seniors Save program helps seniors replace failing heating systems to ensure they are ready for winter. They encourage you to apply if you’re over the age of 60 and need help replacing your heating system. They offer financial and contractor help.