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Founding of HLH

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 Southern Essex County. 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...

Glossary of Affordable Housing Terms

A Accessory Apartment – A secondary dwelling unit created within or as an extension of an existing dwelling that contains separate bath and kitchen facilities. Acquisition-Rehab Program – A colloquial term for program, usually run by a nonprofit group or local government, that purchases abandoned or substandard properties, repairs them and sells them to lower...

We Care About Homes

We Care About Homes & Home At Last In the late 1980s, when the housing market was booming, low-income families were increasingly unable to find safe, quality housing within their means. Founders Stella MaeSeamans and LeLand McDonough of Beverly, and James Nix of Manchester joined forces with the late Joseph Lumino to create We Care...