Everyone deserves a home. HCP has the capacity and sustainability to provide affordable housing across nine communities in Essex County. 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.
HCP was founded in 1964 when the First Baptist Church in Beverly opened “Harborlight House” to assist low-income seniors. The effort grew with the creation of Turtle Creek and Turtle Woods in Beverly. In 2009, Harborlight Community Partners was formed as the umbrella organization of these properties; other smaller housing organizations then sought the stability of HCP through merger, thus ensuring hundreds of units of affordable family and senior housing remained available on the North Shore. An affordable housing developer and manager, HCP’s mission is to create or preserve homes for low and moderate income people in southern Essex County. The HCP portfolio includes Elder Housing, Supportive Housing, Family Housing, Individual Housing (including housing for the formerly homeless) and First Time Home Buyer opportunities.
HCP utilizes multiple partnerships to provide supportive services, ensuring elders are engaged and receive needed assistance, allowing them to age in place as long as possible, and families to maintain and sustain their housing. HCP is also dedicated to creating access to home ownership for first time home buyers below area median income seeking to enter the real estate market.
Harborlight Community Partners is an equal opportunity provider and employer. For more information on HCP and our mission and housing, go to www.harborlightcp.org.