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2024 Power 100: Marc Dohan

A man with a suit and glasses smiles Image | Courtesy of Marc Dohan Marc Dohan, executive director of NewVue Communities
Marc Dohan Title Executive director Company NewVue Communities, in Fitchburg Employees 20 Residence Arlington Colleges Yale University; University of California, Los Angeles Read all the Power 100 profiles here
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The lack of affordable housing has been a top concern among regional and state officials since before COVID came along, but Dohan has long worked to increase housing for people living in 22 communities across North Central Massachusetts. As executive director of the Fitchburg community development corporation, Dohan has led efforts to revitalize vacant buildings into quality homes for more than 20 years. Grants and other fundraising brought in revenue of $3.7 million in 2022, according to the most recent Internal Revenue Service filing by NewVue.

A board member of the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations, Dohan holds a law degree and a degree in urban planning. He is a regular speaker at industry and business events and works closely with business owners, residents, and local officials.

Under Dohan’s direction, NewVue runs home ownership and community development programs, while redeveloping often historic buildings into affordable and market-rate apartments. Old mill buildings and former schools in cities such as Fitchburg, Leominster, and Gardner have found new life as residences, and blighted multi-family homes have been renovated, revitalizing neighborhoods while increasing housing options.

Dohan builds partnerships with local, state, and federal governments and other stakeholders to help fund and complete these projects. NewVue is now working on the redevelopment of the former Ellen Bigelow School and The Riverbend School in Athol into intergenerational affordable housing. In May, the organization broke ground on a 68-unit artist-preference apartment complex, across from the Fitchburg Art Museum, a partner in the project. Historical buildings formerly housing the BF Brown School, Fitchburg High School, and the Fitchburg City Stables are converting to apartments and work spaces for artists. 

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