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Family Housing – Beverly, MA

HCP’s Family Housing Portfolio of rental units meet the highest standards of safety and quality. Off-street parking, porches, and yards are common features; what sets HCP apart is a hands-on, personal approach to ongoing maintenance and a high level of responsiveness. This portfolio is comprised of a mix of one, two and three bedroom units.

HCP acquired the units when two two smaller housing groups sought to join with the larger HCP. The organizations “We Care About Homes” (local Beverly residents) and “Home At Last” (members of the Second Congregational Church in Beverly) were founded by volunteers responding to the great need for affordable housing in the area.

Of note, the family property referred to as “Cotton Mill” in Beverly a unique history. The home rests on the site of the Beverly Cotton Manufactory, the first cotton mill built in America, and the largest cotton mill to be built during its era. A plaque on site reads, “Here the first cotton mill in America was built, 1787; incorporated February 3, 1789; visited by Washington October 30, 1789; burnt 1828; Charles Frederick Smith, Donor; 1897.”

Family Housing – Marblehead & Wenham

The Sewell Building, Marblehead

Marblehead’s Sewell Building is a lovely old school house which now serves as home to four families. The Sewell Building offers four affordable apartments, two-two-bedroom and two three-bedroom. Originally created by the Marblehead Community Housing Corporation (MCHC), who purchased the former elementary school from the Town of Marblehead in 1994, this affordable housing effort is now managed by Harborlight Community Partners.

Friend Court, Wenham

11 Friend Court, Wenham is a second floor, two-bedroom family unit in a Colonial-style home located close to town, library, schools and commuter rail. The first affordable family rental unit in the Town of Wenham, this property is owned by the Wenham Affordable Housing Trust and managed by Harborlight Community Partners.