Tag Archives: Affordable housing

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 food insecurity? Most people don’t realize just how prevalent food insecurity is within their own towns and neighborhoods.   Acord … Continue reading

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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 Development (WIHED),  35th Anniversary Annual Meeting on September 20th. The following are  Andrew’s acceptance remarks as the recipient of WIHED’s … Continue reading

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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 do this. When you hear the words affordable housing what comes to mind? Think about it for a second. What … Continue reading

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

This Housing Matters Blog post is excerpted from a sermon I was invited to deliver at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Essex, MA on April 17, 2016. I did my undergrad in Biblical Studies and I went to seminary, though … Continue reading

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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 13.   Coming from an urban neighborhood, the family welcomed this new beginning which brought with it a safe neighborhood, … Continue reading

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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.  Imagine a world for a second where everyone has those two essential ingredients for success. The first sentence of … Continue reading

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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 site, I was honored. As a minister at First Baptist Church in Beverly, the church that helped to form HCP … Continue reading

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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 affordable housing all around the North Shore. This is housing for retired, fixed income seniors, people with disabilities, and working … Continue reading

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