CAN-DO, Citizens for Affordable Housing in Newton Development Organization, Inc., is a community-based non-profit developer of affordable housing for individuals and families with low and moderate incomes. Founded in 1994, CAN-DO has developed 48 units of housing and currently manages 33 rental units, which serve a diverse population including individuals with developmental disabilities, formerly homeless families and veterans. To see some of the properties, click here.

Early in 2017 CAN-DO affiliated with regional community developer Metro West Collaborative Development. Metro West CD helps provide staffing and other support to keep the mission and purpose of CAN-DO very much alive in Newton.


Ground breaking ceremony on April 4 at 236 Auburn Street, Newton.

In the group photo we have (L to R)
David Pennybaker, VP Commercial Lending The Village Bank
Jennifer Van Campen, Executive Director CAN-DO
Mayor Ruthanne Fuller
David Tille,  Region 1 HUD Administrator
Justin Sallaway, President Price Center
Barney Heath, Director of Planning & Development, City of Newton





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