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For all of YOU a word of encouragement – Andrew’s WIHED Award remarks, 9/20/2016

by Andrew DeFranza Harborlight Community Partners’, Andrew DeFranza, was among those honored at the  Women’s  Institute for  Housing and Economic Development (WIHED),  35th Anniversary Annual Meeting on September 20th. The following are  Andrew’s acceptance remarks as the recipient of WIHED’s  2016  Anne Gelbspan Partners in Community Award. On behalf of HCP thank you for having us here.   It is...


One Pathway to Housing: Let’s Consider Zoning

By  Robert  Gillis Local town and city zoning ordinances reflect a community’s desire to maintain its character and stability. This makes sense.   None of us wants dramatic changes to our neighborhoods which could adversely affect our collective quality of life.     Zoning strategies used toward this end in our North Shore communities include increasing the minimum lot sizes...


Look in the mirror

By Jason Silva To me, it’s actually pretty simple. People deserve a safe place to live and call home. Let’s do this. When you hear the words affordable housing what comes to mind? Think about it for a second. What does it look like? Who lives there? Where is it located? Here’s what comes to mind for me. A family...


Excerpt of Andrew’s UU Church of Essex sermon, given 4/17/16

This Housing Matters Blog post is excerpted from a sermon I was invited to deliver at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Essex, MA on April 17, 2016. I did my undergrad in Biblical Studies and I went to seminary, though I try not to admit it in public. For the full text of the sermon, link HERE. What follows is...


Event Date

October 7 @ 6:00 pm

Event Location

The Cabot