HOPE Partnership is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing affordable workforce housing opportunities in Southern Middlesex County. HOPE was established in 2003 with the support of the United Way to address the shortage of affordable workforce housing in our area by finding housing solutions for low-income people who suffer disproportionately from the housing crisis. HOPE’s philosophy is to collaborate with town government, builders, and other private partners to build housing that is attractive, sustainable and appropriate to the surrounding neighborhood. It is these partnerships that form the dynamic that make this process successful.
The HOPE Partnership Board of Directors is an active and working board. With only two part-time staff, HOPE Partnership could not have accomplished so much is a short period of time without the expertise and time commitment of each Board member. Since its inception, HOPE Partnership has attracted Board members and volunteers who represent a broad segment of the community with diverse skill sets. They include elected officials, engineers, architects, developers, human service providers, financial services professionals, and land use attorneys. The continued and generous support of Middlesex United Way makes it possible for Hope to continue making strides in addressing the need for affordable housing in lower Middlesex County.