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CAN-DO thanks its valued supporters and partners in its efforts to create affordable housing in Newton.

Newton Legislative Delegation

We have had unwavering support from the Newton Legislative delegation, Representatives Ruth Balser, Kay Khan, and Senator Cynthia Creem, and Peter Koutoujian, Middlesex County Sheriff.
"The people of Newton value the diversity of our community. There is no group that does more to ensure the continuation of that diversity than CAN-DO. Its tireless advocacy for the creation and preservation of affordable housing in the City makes the organization an extraordinarily valuable part of our community."

- State Representative Ruth B. Balser

"CAN-DO takes on one of the most difficult challenges our community faces - the creation and preservation of affordable housing. Its success in providing homes for families comes from its dedication to its mission, hard work and creativity in finding pathways around obstacles. Those in need of affordable housing are very fortunate to have an advocate as effective as CAN-DO and Newton as a whole is better off with CAN-DO at work in our community."

- State Representative Kay Khan

"As a resident of Newton for much of my life, I understand the strong need for affordable housing. I appreciate and recognize the hard work of CAN-DO to make the cost of living in Newton bearable so that people can continue to live in a safe community, rather than to be forced to move away."

- Peter Koutoujian, Middlesex County Sheriff

"CAN-DO is the driving force for the creation and maintenance of affordable housing in Newton. I fully support their efforts to utilize local and state resources to preserve and enhance Newton's diversity and quality of life. I am proud to have worked with them to create affordable housing and I hope to continue to partner their endeavors in the future."

- State Senator Cynthia Creem


Newton City Government

CAN-DO has also received invaluable support from the Mayor and the City of Newton.
"I applaud the work of CAN-DO, which has made affordable housing a reality for many families and working people of the City of Newton. Through their diligent efforts, Newton remains an attractive, affordable place to live. This organization has been instrumental in nurturing diversity in our community; and I am proud to support their efforts."

- David B. Cohen, former Newton Mayor


Partners in Development Projects

Second Step, Inc.

Residents of the Louis H. Garfield House are graduates of the Second Step Program in Newton.

Newton Community Service Centers, Inc. (NCSC)

Mothers and children who participate in the Newton Community Service Centers' Young Parent Program live in transitional housing at "Kayla's House."

Newton Wellesley Weston Committee for Community Living, Inc. (NWW)

The Newton Wellesley Weston Committee for Community Living is CAN-DO's partner in the Webster Street property in Auburndale, which provides affordable housing for six adults with developmental disabilities. The Committee for Community Living provides staffing and supportive services for the residents.

Newton Community Development Foundation, Inc. (NCDF)

Newton Community Development Foundation, Inc.
425 Watertown Street, #205
Newton, MA 02458
tel: 617-244-4035
Fax: 617-244-2160
website: www.ncdf.com

Newton Housing Authority

The Newton Housing Authority is the allocating agency for Section 8 vouchers. They have committed project-based rental subsidies to support the Louis H. Garfield House, Kayla's House, and the Webster Street house.


Faith Communities

The Eliot Church of Newton

The First Baptist Church in Newton

Grace Episcopal Church

Our Lady Help of Christians

Second Church in Newton

St. John's Episcopal Church

St. Mary's Episcopal Church

Temple Beth Avodah


Partners in the Business Community

The Village Bank

AvalonBay Communities, Inc.

Boston Community Capital

Boston Private Bank & Trust Company

Construction By Design Ltd.

Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston<

McHale and Company

National Development


Law Firms/Legal Organizations

Lawyers Clearinghouse for Affordable Housing and Homelessness

Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP

Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels LLP

Foley Hoag, LLP

Rosenberg, Freedman & Goldstein

Posternak, Blankstein & Lund, LLP

Peter Farrow, Esq.



Clippership Foundation

Charlesbank Homes Foundation



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