The Myrtle Baptist Church of West Newton

Rev. Brandon Thomas Crowley, MDiv, STM | Senior Pastor
Rev. Howard Haywood | Pastor Emeritus

21 Curve Street West Newton, MA 02465 | 617.332.5870


Affordable Housing

By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; (Proverbs 24:3)

The Myrtle Village Development Corporation, a non-profit 501 c 3 corporation, is a ministry of Myrtle Baptist Church designed to develop affordable housing opportunities in close proximity to the church located at 21 Curve Street in West Newton. In keeping with our mission, the Myrtle Baptist Church congregation is “reaching up, out and within”. Our primary goal is to preserve and enhance family-friendly neighborhoods while fulfilling our God-given mission of service to the community.

In pursuit of this mission, the church purchased a single family home at 18-20 Curve Street in West Newton a number of years ago and in 1986 it expanded to include two 3-bedroom duplexes. Two families are currently living in these units with the rent for one family being subsidized through the Federal Section 8 housing voucher program and the other family paying fair market rent but qualifying for subsidy. Following recent discussion with NCDF regarding the potential for expanding affordable housing opportunities in the immediate neighborhood, Myrtle Baptist Church purchased a single family home at 12 Curve Street, next door to the duplex. The proposal to redevelop these structures features two attractive homes with landscaped lots and a design that will complement the architecture of the other homes in the neighborhood dating back to the early 1900’s. The property will include seven units of housing affordable to families at 50%-90% of area median income (AMI) and will remain affordable in perpetuity.

We are keenly aware of the critical need for affordable housing in the city of Newton and are pleased to embark upon this endeavor to expand these opportunities.

Ministry Leaders: Shelby Robinson & Thomas Turner

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