There are 30 supportive housing units managed by Harborlight Community Partners. For one (1) person, the maximum income limit to qualify for one of 30 rent restricted units is $41,500.
Harborlight House is located in Beverly at 1 Monument Square.
You can call 978-473-7249 to request an application, or download an application online at www.harborlightcp.org, under supportive housing.
Through income or other support (i.e. SSI, subsidy, etc.) tenants must be able to pay for the unit rent.
Residents can earn up to 50% of the Area Median Income (AMI).
Applications are considered by application date and income limit. Applicants must be at least 62 years old.
Yes, as well as a pre-admission assessment by our service coordinator is required.
The waiting list varies from 6 to 12 months.
Harborlight Community Partners continually reviews applications.
Rent is 30% of your adjusted gross income. Service fee varies. Supportive living services including meals, housekeeping, laundry, personal care, etc.
The rent and service fee amount stays the same during the term of the lease; unless there are income changes
MRVP vouchers and PACE
We offer studio units with kitchenettes and private baths.
Building is accessible and 8 units are adapted for wheelchairs and visual/hearing impairments.
Board of Health have strict square footage rules. No more than a family of 2 in a one bedroom.
Laundry services are included.
Sleep over visitors are allowable for short stays (i.e. less than 3 days)
"Affordable housing" is a broad term used to describe decent, safe housing which is affordable for individuals who, generally, earn less than 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI).
"Subsidized housing" is a term used to describe housing which is financed in whole or in part with government funding.
"HUD" is the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. HUD is the U.S. government agency responsible for delivering the vast majority of the nation's affordable housing programs.
"Section 8" is a HUD program and “MRVP” is a DHCD program which provide rental payment assistance to qualifying tenants. To make rents affordable, Section 8 pays any rent which exceeds 30% of a tenant’s adjusted monthly income. For example, if your landlord charges $500 per month for rent and you make $1,000 per month, you would pay $300 (30% of your monthly income) and Section 8 would pay $200 (the difference between what you can afford and what your landlord charges). The Section 8 program is overburdened and it is now difficult to get the subsidy. Many people wait for years to receive the subsidy.
The Low Income Housing Tax Credit is an incentive for individuals and corporations to invest in affordable housing. By investing in affordable housing, investors can reap great savings on annual income tax liabilities. The LIHTC is the most widely used, most productive, and most successful affordable housing program in the country.
"Tenant Certifications" are forms that you, as a resident in an affordable housing community, must complete on an annual or periodic basis disclosing all your sources of income. The purpose of the certification is to assure that only those who meet the income restrictions of the housing receive the benefits of the housing.
The meaning of these terms can vary from program to program and institution to institution but generally, Extremely-low income persons refers to persons at or below 30% of the Area Median Income (AMI), Very low-income persons refers to persons at or below 50% of the AMI, and Low income persons refers to persons at or below 80% of the AMI.