Harborlight Invitation to Learn About Affordable Housing


To the Editor,

This past weekend, temperatures in Cape Ann reached -7F with windchill, pipes bursts, roofs caved in, and many families suddenly found themselves having to brave the frigid cold, frightened, wondering who they could turn for help.  

For others like me, it was a reminder to be grateful for a safe, warm place to hide from the elements, and a sobering reminder that as the cost of living continues to rise, we could easily find ourselves without a home.  What should be a basic human right has become unattainable to a growing number of a residents in the Commonwealth, with no end in sight.  Addressing our housing crisis can seem like a daunting task, and truthfully it is, but like the old saying goes, “many hands make light work”.  

The first step anyone can take towards creating more housing, is to get informed, the more informed we are, the more empowered we become to take action.

On March 7 and 8 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Harborlight Homes is hosting a Housing Institute at the Gloucester senior center.  The Housing Institute will feature 45-60-minute sessions led by industry experts on topics such as Demystifying Affordable Housing, Affordable Housing Finance (CPA & AHT included), and zoning considerations such as environmentally friendly housing.

Anyone serving on housing related boards or commissions is encouraged to attend.  It is our hope to continue the conversation to create more affordable housing and meet the housing needs of an increasing number of Cape Ann households.

Marven Hyppolite,

Education & Advocacy Coordinator

Harborlight Homes

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