Multi Residential

23-Unit Affordable Housing Community Completed in Rockport

Granite Street Crossing ribbon cutting

Rockport, MA – A collaboration between Harborlight Homes and Groom Construction, Co., Inc., and SV Design, has brought forth the recently completed construction of Granite Street Crossing: 23 affordable homes (17 senior homes and six family townhomes) in Rockport.

Developed by Harborlight Homes, the new affordable housing community located at 5 Granite Street, held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Sept. 14, which included funding partners, neighbors, and town and state officials.

Granite Street Crossing

“It is incredible to see this come to fruition; these types of projects take years to get to this point, and the community support for it has been outstanding,” said Andrew DeFranza, executive director of Harborlight Homes. “That it is intergenerational, affordable, and so well located is really special, and our partners of Groom and SV did an outstanding job.”

The community is designed to nestle into a densely populated Rockport neighborhood, within walking distance of the commuter rail and downtown. Up to 40 people are expected to live at Granite Street Crossing, which is comprised of three buildings: a senior building offering studios and service-enriched living, and six family townhomes, both two and three bedrooms, in two additional buildings. The homes are all deeply affordable and includes 20% of the dwellings set aside for those experiencing homelessness. Nearly 500 applications were received, and occupancy was determined via a housing lottery conducted by Harborlight.

In addition to supportive services (for seniors as well as families), offerings at Granite Street Crossing also include an on-site property manager, on-site resident services coordinator, and a room dedicated for an overnight staff person (a nurse or certified nursing assistant). The senior building includes common areas such as a library, a community room, lounge, and a room dedicated as a hair salon.