Column: Differing views on tax credits

Original article from The Salem News Not everyone was as happy as Harborlight Community Partners with the $6 million in […]

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56th Salem News Student-Athlete Award to be handed out Thursday night

Original article from The Salem Eventing News What's older than every James Bond movie ever made, as prestigious as any […]

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Letter: Fuller deal should bring 83 affordable units

To the editor: The YMCA is planning to build 53 low-income units at its Middle Street site with Harborlight Community […]

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Business Briefcase

Milestones Abby Rausch and Sarah Lubeck, residents of Marblehead and real estate agents at Harborside Sotheby’s International Realty, have been […]

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Harborlight mulls starting Willow Street apartment project in Hamilton

The former Mac’s Shoe, part of the 59/63 Willow Street property owned by the Hamilton Development Corporation. The property is […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Andrew’s Testimony Given in Support of H.1111

My name is Andrew DeFranza and I live on the North Shore where I also work with Harborlight Community Partners […]

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