Housing Resources

Current Affordable Housing Opportunities

Harborlight Homes has a number of existing housing developments and is creating many new units in developments throughout the North Shore. You can find waitlist and new lottery opportunities here: https://harborlightcp.org/housing/

Active Housing Lotteries: 

Briscoe Village for Living & the Arts - Beverly, 85 studio and one-bedroom apartments for income-qualified residents. To qualify, the head of household must be 55 years of age or older or 62 years of age or older (dependent on funding program). 

  • Deadline to apply: March 1, 2024
  • Information sessions: January 10, 2024 - 10:00 am and January 25, 2024 - 6:00 pm

Maple Woods - Wenham, 45 one-bedroom units for income qualified residents over 62 years of age. 

  • Deadline to apply: September 18, 2023

The North Shore YMCA (the “Y”) has more than 300 rental units in Beverly, Gloucester, Haverhill and Ipswich. For current and future openings, please see: https://northshoreymca.org/programs/affordable-housing.

Please contact dwynne@beverlyma.gov to be placed on an interest list for affordable home ownership opportunities. These come up when affordably restricted properties are placed for sale. 

Apply to Housing (Rental and Homeownership)

Beverly Housing Authority

CHAMP (Common Housing Application for Massachusetts Programs): Use the CHAMP application is to get into state funded public housing and the Alternative Housing Voucher Program. (Families, individuals and seniors) Apply to CHAMP online.

Massachusetts Section 8 Centralized Waiting List: Join the centralized waiting list for Section 8

Jaclen Towers Application: Section 8 Project Based application for seniors or those who have a disability only. Fill out Jaclen Towers application.

Federal Public Housing (Family) Application: Download and fill out the application completely.

Federal Public Housing (Elderly) Application) Download and fill out the application completely.

Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD - Commonwealth of Massachusetts):

DHCD is the state agency in charge of housing including management of emergency shelter, housing authority and more. Search for local housing authorities, emergency shelter assistance, fuel assistance, etc. 

CHAPA (Citizens Housing and Planning Association):

Search for affordable homeownership opportunities.

Need Assistance with Housing or Utilities?

Beverly Bootstraps

The Beverly Bootstraps Case Management Team provides support to individuals and families, assisting with basic needs such as food, housing, heat, utilities, clothing, and household items. Learn more about services provided by Beverly Bootstraps.

North Shore Community Action Programs (NSCAP)

NSCAP offers programs including Housing and Homelessness Prevention and Housing Payment Assistance. Learn more about programs at NSCAP

Family Promise

Family Promise works to return newly homeless families to economic self-sufficiency, keeping families together during the process. Learn more about Family Promise.

Harborlight Community Partners

Harborlight Community Partners develops, manages, and advocates for affordable housing. Learn more about Harborlight Community Partners.

North Shore YMCA

YMCA of the North Shore offers affordable housing to families and individuals. Learn more about affordable housing options through YMCA of the North Shore.

North Shore Community Development Coalition (CDC)

The North Shore Community Development Coalition offers affordable housing to youth and people of all ages, workforce development programs for young adults and small business technical assistance. Learn more about the programs at North Shore CDC.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army North Shore Corps Community Center offers various social services including rental and utility assistance and a food pantry. Learn more about the services provided by Salvation Army.

Affordable Housing Trust

The mission of the Beverly Affordable Housing Trust is to maximize access to affordable housing in Beverly for low- to moderate-income households. The Affordable Housing Trust is funded through contributions from developers under Section 300-108B(2), the inclusionary Zoning Ordinance and associated regulations, funds appropriated under the Community Preservation Act (CPA), MGL Chapter 44B and Chapter 267 of the Acts 2000 as amended, and other potential sources.

Learn more about the Affordable Housing Trust

Community Housing Plan

The City hired the consulting team of Karen Sunnarborg and Abacus Architects to prepare a Community Housing Plan to help us better understand the City of Beverly's current and future housing needs. The plan provides up-to-date information on local housing issues, identifies housing needs, articulates a Citywide housing vision, and develops a strategy to provide a range of housing types that meet the needs of a wide variety of people living in, and looking to live in, Beverly. The plan addresses how best to invest local resources dedicated to housing, such as the Affordable Housing Trust Fund and Community Preservation Funds.

Learn more about the Community Housing Plan


Read the guide to moving with a Section 8 Mobile Voucher.

Read the guide to finding housing for folks with disabilities