HOPE Partnership is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing
affordable workforce housing opportunities in Middlesex County and along the shoreline.
Established in 2003 with the support of the United Way to address the shortage of affordable workforce housing in our area, HOPE is focused on finding housing solutions for low-income people who suffer disproportionately from the housing crisis.
Our 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.
Board of Directors
The HOPE Partnership Board of Directors is an active and working board.
With minimal 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.
President — Dave Carswell
Vice President — Pamela Days-Luketich
Secretary — Betsy Ballard
Treasurer — Cal Price
Our Advisory Council
President & CEO, Essex Savings Bank
1st Selectman, Town of Westbrook
William Pitt Sothebys Real Estate
Captain Stannard House, Westbrook
Cloutier & Cassella, LLC
Owner, The Monkey Farm
VP Community Development, Liberty Bank
Owner, 1st HOPE Home
Retired, Fortune Plastics
1st Selectman, Town of Old Saybrook
Real Estate Services of CT
President & CEO, Guilford Savings Bank
Co-owner, Lenny & Joe’s Fish Tale
President & CEO, The Essex Group
Middlesex Chamber of Commerce
Owner, Rachel Thomas Real Estate
Maria Foss Rand
Executive Director, Westbrook Youth & Family Services
Executive Director, Middlesex United Way
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 Middlesex County and on the shoreline.