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Housing advocate Josephine McNeil will be the recipient of the prestigious R.L. Tennant Award – the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber’s highest
honor – at the chamber’s annual Fall Business Breakfast on Nov. 7.
McNeil co-founded CAN-DO (Citizens for Affordable Housing in Newton Development Organization),
the non-profit developer of affordable housing for low- and moderate-income families in 1994 and continued in that role prior to her retirement in
2017. She has remained an active tireless advocate for services for low wage workers, domestic violence survivors and children; most recently with
U-CHAN (Uniting Citizens for Housing Affordability in Newton).
“Josephine has been talking