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CAN-DO submitted an application for two separate projects, as described below. One of the projects is a homeownership project and the other a rental project. The desire to create community-housing opportunities for city employees was often cited as a rationale for the passage of the act during the campaign. These two projects will address the housing needs of two distinct economic groups.

Homeownership Project - $300,000 in funding to reduce the cost of each of the three market rate units in the Highlands Glen Condominium project under construction on Christina Street. The grant of CPA funds, the units will enable CAN-DO to market the condos to three city employees with family incomes at or below 100% of the area median income. Each unit contains three bedrooms, 2 and 1/2 bathrooms, a kitchen and a living/dining room. The units will have unfinished basements and central air-conditioning.

Rental Project - $200,000 to assist in the purchase of a two-family house in West Newton. Each of the units will be rented to families with Section 8 certificates.

If you have need of any further information, please feel free to call Josephine McNeil at 617-964-3527.

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