Categories for Housing Matters

Affordable Housing Planned for Briscoe

Affordable Housing Planned for Briscoe Beverly to sell school to Harborlight for $600,000 By Paul Leighton Staff Writer Nov 26, 2019 BEVERLY — The historic Briscoe building where generations of Beverly students attended school will be redeveloped into affordable senior housing and artist studios under a proposal accepted by the city. Mayor Mike Cahill announced on Tuesday that Briscoe will...


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 requests to address some key items raised in that meeting and over the last year and a half. This is the second of two short pieces meant to be our public response (first piece) While this is in no way...


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 requests to address some key items raised in that meeting and over the last year and a half. This is the first of two short pieces meant to be our public response.  The second piece will follow shortly.  While this...


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 on 4/2/2017. Glad to be here with all of you in this excellent place. Special thanks to John Somes and the good folks at the Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce, my long time friend and missional co conspirator Meg Kelley,...