In 2003, the St. Polycarp Church sold the property at 65 Temple Street to Somerville Community Corporation to develop affordable housing. This condominium complex, a mix of two- and three-bedroom condos, provides an affordable option for moderate-income families looking to purchase their first homes. Fourteen of the Temple Street households house Somerville residents who were able to remain in the city, thanks, in part, to this affordable opportunity.
As a result of a multi-language marketing campaign, the homeowners at Temple Street are an extremely diverse group. The residents speak a number of primary languages, represent a variety of ethnicities, and range in age from toddlers to seniors. Eight of the units were sold in 2007 to households earning less than 80% of Somerville’s Area Median Income (AMI), and seven of the units were sold to households earning 80-110% of AMI.