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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Defying the Odds Because of Housing

By Stacy Randell The home page of Harborlight Community Partner's website begins with the heading Providing Homes and Community Support. […]

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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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Housing Matters – A Call for Zoning Reform, August, 2015

One of the major issues that drives up the cost of housing and makes it impossible for people of low […]

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Housing Matters, July 2015 – Together we can do this.

An acquaintance of mine from High School posted this picture recently. As we are all taking time to remember and […]

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Housing Matters, April 2015 — Here is to Spring and the good we will all do together

Housing Matters, April 2015 -- Here is to Spring and the good we will all do together Spring is upon […]

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Housing Matters, August 2014: Need is where we start

Need. Need is what drives mission. Need is where we start and where our mission comes from. This is the […]

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Housing Matters – June 2014

A few weeks ago I was standing outside at Harborlight House in Beverly waiting to welcome some special visitors. It […]

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Housing Matters March, 2014

Children are pretty compelling people for letting us really see what kinds of things we should be thinking and caring […]

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Housing Matters in 2013

Welcome to the first entry to HOUSING MATTERS , our HCP blog. Let's start 2014 off with a positive look […]

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