CAN-DO Past Projects

CAN-DO has created 44 units, 37 of which are deed-restricted permanent affordable housing.

54 Eddy Street

This two unit property is located in West Newton. There is one 3-bedroom unit and one 2-bedroom unit. Each is occupied by formerly homeless Newton families.

Park House

This 3 unit property is located on Pearl Street in the Newton Corner neighborhood. Each of the units contains 2 bedrooms and is occupied by formerly homeless families. One of the families moved into the property from Garfield House on of our transitional housing sites. The other two units are providing housing for formerly homeless veteran families. Funding for the project was provided in part by the City of Newton – CDBG and CPA funds.

Veteran House

Veteran House includes 2 units, one 2-bedroom unit and one 3 bedroom unit located in the Auburndale neighborhood. It is now fully occupied by two veteran families.

Louis H. Garfield House

This historic three unit building in Newton Corner, named for a former board member who died unexpectedly, opened in 1996 and provides transitional housing for women and children who are survivors of domestic violence. The women are graduates of the Second Step Program in Newton, which provides housing and supportive services. The families are also assisted in finding permanent housing. Project developed, in part, with Newton Community Preservation Funds.

Webster Street Group Residence

CAN-DO renovated an existing house and constructed a three bedroom addition on Webster Street in Auburndale to provide affordable housing for six adults with developmental disabilities. CAN-DO’s partner in this project is the Newton Wellesley Weston Committee for Community Living, Inc. which provides staffing and supportive services.Three of the six bedrooms and a bath are handicapped-accessible, with 24-hour staff supervision on site.

CAN-DO broke ground for the Webster Street House on December 19, 2001 and held a ribbon cutting ceremony with friends and supporters on September 26, 2002

Kayla A. Rosenberg House

Named in memory of Oak Hill bus accident victim Kayla A. Rosenberg, whose father, Newton attorney Jason Rosenberg, provided many hours of legal assistance on this project. Kayla’s House provides transitional housing for five young parents and children who participate in the Newton Community Service Center’s Parents Program.

The development of the Kayla Rosenberg house was chronicled in “The Christina Street Story: A Successful Chapter 40B Development Process in Newton”.

Highlands Glen Condominiums

CAN-DO built two new duplexes on the Christina Street property with the Kayla A. Rosenberg house. One of these four units was sold to a moderate-income family supported by Newton’s First-Time Homebuyer program, and three were sold at market rate. Project developed, in part, with Newton Community Preservation Funds.

18-20 Cambria Road

In January 2003, CAN-DO purchased a two-family home on Cambria Road in West Newton, which includes one 3-bedroom and one 4-bedroom apartment. CAN-DO completed renovations and upgrades to the to heating and electrical systems and now provides affordable housing for two low-income families. CAN-DO hopes that the Cambria House will provide permanent affordable housing opportunities for, among others, tenants who graduate from the transitional housing programs at Garfield House and Kayla’s House.

CAN-DO has submitted an application for $200,000 in Community Preservation Act funds, to be used to pay down the outstanding $400,000 mortgage. Project developed, in part, with Newton Community Preservation Funds.

Falmouth Apartments

This site provides two units of housing at 20-22 Falmouth Road, a two-bedroom unit and a three-bedroom unit occupied by low-income families. Project developed, in part, with Newton Community Preservation Funds.

Jackson Apartments

This site provides two units of housing at 163 Jackson Road, a two-bedroom unit and a three-bedroom unit occupied by low-income families. Project developed, in part, with Newton Community Preservation Funds.

11-13 Cambria Road

This two-family project containing two – 2 bedroom units provides housing for two low-income families. Project developed, in part, with Newton Community Preservation Funds.

Linden Green Homes

This five unit condominium project located at 248 Elliot Street and 12-14 Linden Street in the Upper Falls neighborhood of Newton was completed in the fall of 2007. The Elliot Street property is a renovated historic house that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. That house contains one 1-bedroom unit and two 2-bedroom units. The duplex at the 12-14 Linden Street address contains two 3-bedroom units.

There are three affordable and two market rate units in the development. Project developed, in part, with Newton Community Preservation Funds.

MillHouse Commons

This six unit condominium project located at 1093-1101 Chestnut Street in the Upper Falls neighborhood of Newton was completed in the fall of 2007. The development includes two duplex units, each duplex has one 2-bedroom unit and one 3-bedroom unit at the rear of the property and two detached units at the front facing the street.

The development contains four affordable and two market rate units. Project developed, in part, with Newton Community Preservation Funds.

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