Housing Matters

05.10.2022

Zoning has Played a Major Role in Racial Segregation

New state law aimed at spurring housing construction can be vehicle for racial justice IN RESPONSE TO decades of rising housing […]

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01.08.2019

Resident Partner Award: Bette MacNeill

The Resident Partner Award honored Mrs. Bette MacNeill, of Beverly and formerly of Hamilton. Bette has been a great friend […]

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01.08.2019

Service Partner Award: Carol Suleski

HCP Director, Carol Suleski, presents the Service Partner Award to Associated Home Care President, Mike Trigilio. Beverly-based Associated Home Care […]

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01.08.2019

Celebration 2014: Planting Seeds of Hope

Harborlight Community Partners came together with 300 friends for the annual Celebration of Community Partnerships: Planting Seeds of Hope event. […]

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01.08.2019

Community Partner Award: Neighbors of 5 Granite Street, Rockport

Granite Street Crossing is slated to be a beautiful and well situated mixed-use project, fusing elder housing and family housing. The […]

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01.08.2019

Resident Partner Award: Tony Monaco

Tony feels like he is a very lucky man. A resident of Hamilton’s Firehouse Place, Tony is an HCP resident […]

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06.07.2017

A few thoughts about our year in Hamilton: part 2

Good evening. After the Hamilton Board of Selectmen meeting on May 1, 2017 Harborlight Community Partners (HCP) has received numerous […]

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06.01.2017

A few thoughts about our year in Hamilton: part 1

Good evening. After the Hamilton Board of Selectmen meeting on May 1, 2017 Harborlight Community Partners (HCP) has received numerous […]

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05.16.2017

A Word About Why We Do This Work

By Andrew DeFranza The following is an excerpt of Andrew's speech at the Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce Leadership Series event […]

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04.13.2017

Caring for others in the most mundane ways through hard work, compassion, kindness.

My name is Mike McFadden and I am the Turtle Creek maintenance man.  I have been working for Harborlight Community […]

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04.02.2017

In this season I have you…my North Shore neighbors…on my mind

It’s a lovely day outside. A day that is desperately trying to move from Winter to Spring.  It is a […]

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01.12.2017

Affordable housing allows good people to stay on the North Shore

By Denise Frame Harlan My husband Scott and I were living a charmed life, the spring I turned 34. We […]

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12.11.2016

In a lop-sided world, we have a lot to share.

By Sarah Bartley My eyes were glued to the paper. The Globe didn't interview me,  I thought, but oh […]

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11.23.2016

Facing Food Insecurity: Nourishing our Neighbors

By Stacey Verge, Executive Director, Acord Food Pantry Did you realize that 1 in 8 people in Massachusetts suffer from […]

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10.09.2016

Sowing the Seeds of Empathy With Technology?

By Rich Lehrer A unique 3D printing partnership leads to deep learning and new friendships - for a group of […]

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10.03.2016

For all of YOU a word of encouragement – Andrew’s WIHED Award remarks, 9/20/2016

by Andrew DeFranza Harborlight Community Partners', Andrew DeFranza, was among those honored at the  Women's  Institute for  Housing and Economic […]

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09.09.2016

One Pathway to Housing: Let’s Consider Zoning

By  Robert  Gillis Local town and city zoning ordinances reflect a community's desire to maintain its character and stability. This […]

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07.21.2016

Look in the mirror

By Jason Silva To me, it's actually pretty simple. People deserve a safe place to live and call home. Let's […]

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05.27.2016

Excerpt of Andrew’s UU Church of Essex sermon, given 4/17/16

[caption id="attachment_5477" align="alignright" width="300"] The DeFranza FamilyAndrew, Eden (8), Megan, Loren (10)[/caption] This Housing Matters Blog post is excerpted from […]

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05.13.2016

I’m just one of the success stories of Harborlight’s ongoing run of good housing and good communities.

Alberto "Berto" Oyola  is a young man who moved into an HCP property with his family when he was just […]

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04.14.2016

What is our responsibility to ensuring there is high quality affordable housing in our communities?

By Reverend Julie Flowers When Harborlight Community Partners approached me about writing a piece as a guest blogger for their […]

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04.07.2016

A Sign of North Shore Housing Discrimination

We have had a lot going here at HCP lately. We are working every day to provide good, safe, and […]

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03.21.2016

People, not buildings, are the core of the Wenham Maple Woods project

This is  entry is a repost of Andrew's Letter to the Editor, published in the Salem News, March 21, 2016. […]

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10.22.2015

A CALL TO ACTION *SUCCESS UPDATE*

UPDATE 10/23/15 : Thank you everyone for your support. Gov. Baker has  signed his approval for  HPSTF, H. 3673. We […]

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