Thursday, February 29th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Thursday, March 7th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

You're Invited!

Join Harborlight Homes (formerly Harborlight Community Partners) and fellow housing colleagues, leaders, and community members for our third Housing Institute

The engaging program runs on two consective Thursday evenings, from 6:00pm-8:00pm at El Centro (85 Munroe St) in Lynn, MA:

  • Dinner provided by local vendors
  • 15-45 minute housing sessions and Q&A delivered by local municipal leaders, local housing experts, and Harborlight staff

Who is this for? Elected or appointed officials of municipal government, anyone serving on housing related boards or commissions such as Affordable Housing Trust, ZBA, Planning Board, or CPA, and anyone who wants to learn about the  complexities (but necessity) of the how and why of affordable housing.

The Housing institute will comprise of informative sessions with time for questions. It is our intent and hope that this information would be locally and readily available, and helpful to you in advance affordable housing in your community, even if still in the discussion phase. 

Below are the topics we typically cover at the Housing Institute. Please do not hesitate to contact Jean Michael Fana at jfana@harborlighthomes.org if you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding the event.

Please note that registration is required.

Housing Institute Outline

  • Introduction to Affordable Housing
  • Current Housing Landscape
  • Zoning, Affordability, and Segregation 
  • Local Affordable Housing Progress: Housing Production Plans and Zoning Reform    
  • Local Housing-Friendly Policies & The Role of Local Boards & Commissions
  • Preserving Affordable Housing & Local Examples
  • Financing Affordable Housing 
  • Affordable Homes Act MBTA 
  • Multi-Family Zoning Law

 We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, September 17th!


Thursday, February 29, 2024

Thursday, March 7, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST

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El Centro

85 Munroe Street, Lynn, MA 01901

*Limited street parking available. Closest parking lots: Buffum St & Andrew St lots.*

Driving Directions

We respectfully ask that you confirm your attendance by February 22nd

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Jean Michael Fana

Advocacy & Education Manager