Harborlight Community Partners Celebrates Affordable Housing at 2011 Celebration of Partnerships Event, November 4, 2011

Honorees include City of Gloucester, YMCA of the North Shore, and Outgoing HCP Board President, Paul Lanzikos


Hamilton, Mass., October 21, 2011 Harborlight Community Partners, a growing non-profit affordable housing operator and developer on the North Shore, will host their annual event at the Hawthorne Hotel on Friday, November 4.   The event, A Celebration of Community Partnerships, is held each year to honor a variety of local municipalities, organizations and individuals for their support of recent affordable housing projects.

The North Shore is a community of good people working together to make our region a great place to make a home,  said Harborlight Community Partners’ Executive Director, Andrew DeFranza. Together we are working hard so that fixed income elders, those with disabilities, and working families are able to make a home here too. 

Harborlight Community Partners is the organization behind the Firehouse Place project on Willow Street and last year honored the Town of Hamilton for their support of the four-unit affordable housing project and permanent home to the Acord Food Panty.

The organization’s honorees for 2011 include:

The City of Gloucester will be honored for their ongoing efforts to provide affordable family rental housing, assisted living, and first-time homebuyer access for elders, working families and those with disabilities. Mayor Carolyn Kirk will accept the award.

YMCA of the North Shore will be honored for their efforts to create housing opportunity for those in need on the North Shore and beyond: Beverly, Gloucester, Ipswich and Haverhill. Jack Meany, CEO of the YMCA will accept the award.

Outgoing Harborlight Community Partners Board President, and Executive Director of North Shore Elder Services, Paul Lanzikos will be honored for his many years of faithful leadership and service to HCP and the broader elder services community.

About Harborlight Community Partners, Inc.

Harborlight Community Partners (HCP) provides a wide range of housing with services primarily for low and moderate income people living in Southern Essex County.   HCP provides single, family and elder rental housing and assisted living in a variety of communities.   By anticipating the housing needs of the region’s increasing underserved population and creating, preserving and operating safe, affordable housing units and supportive services, Harborlight Community Partners, Inc. strives to make homes available to all North Shore citizens, regardless of means.   For more information, visit www.harborlightcp.org.

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