Project Details

To APPLY for Harborlight House:
Download the Harborlight House housing application

For additional information, request an application by mail, or request a tour of properties, contact:

Email: applications@harborlightcp.org
Call: 978-473-7249 Completed Applications Fax: 978-232-1245
Mailing address:
Harborlight House Management Office, One Monument Square, Beverly, MA 01915

Housing Highlights

The flagship property of Harborlight Homes, Harborlight House features beautiful New England décor, 30 private units with bathrooms and kitchenettes, inviting common areas, and recreational activities. The home is designed with mobility challenges in mind, including ADA units and other accessibility accommodations.

Harborlight House’s caring and friendly staff is committed to maintaining an environment that fosters respect, dignity and privacy within the context of a safe, healthy, and active home. Residents maintain their maximum independence while receiving the assistance they need.

Situated just steps away from the beach and downtown center. Originally home to the first mayor of Beverly, Harborlight House is a beautiful senior residence, providing a comfortable, nurturing home to seniors, age 62 and over, of limited means.

In 1963 First Baptist Church in Beverly bought and remodeled two Victorian homes which became Harborlight House, a congregate living facility for elderly of limited means. In 1965, Harborlight House Properties, Inc. was formed as an independent non-profit corporation, and for the next 30 years, Harborlight housed 25 to 27 seniors in a 24-hour staffed facility offering meals, housekeeping, laundry, and other assistance.

In the 1990s, it became increasingly apparent that in order to adequately serve the older population coming to Harborlight House, it was necessary to fully renovate the property and offer expanded personal care and medication management services. To make this happen, Harborlight underwent a successful $5,000,000 capital campaign.

As the demand for regional affordable housing and services continued to grow, a more complete infrastructure was necessary in order to adequately meet these needs, and Harborlight Community Partners, Inc. was born. Under the management of HCP (now Harborlight Homes), in 2013 and 2014, Harborlight House underwent a substantial renovation, reconfiguring the building to 30 units from 35; units were re-designed to have kitchenettes and increased space. Improvements were made throughout to accommodate an increasingly more frail and mobility challenged population. Today, Harborlight House, a lovely historic building, is even more grand in purpose and appearance.