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Helping you find a safe place to live

There’s no place like home. But having access to a safe, comfortable, and stable place to call home isn’t always a given for many residents of Cape Ann. Finding and keeping affordable housing isn’t easy, even with a steady job and a regular income. Many residents are faced with rents or mortgages they can no longer afford, especially people living on fixed incomes. That’s where Action Inc. can help.

If you are in danger of losing your home or have become homeless, we will work with you to find a solution.

Housing First

Our Housing First program provides housing and hope to people experiencing chronic homelessness. Through Housing First, adults with disabilities and long histories of homelessness can receive permanent housing and supportive services. We believe that people often need to have a roof over their head, a safe place to sleep, and the support of a case manager before they can improve their lives and work toward long-term goals. We make sure our tenants are safe and receive all the resources they need to thrive.

If you are experiencing chronic homelessness, please contact our main office at 978-282-1000.

Affordable Housing

As the need for housing has grown, Action Inc. has responded by developing our own affordable housing. We own four properties with apartments for formerly homeless individuals and families. We are working on creating more affordable housing in our community with Harbor Village, a 30-unit affordable housing development that we are building with North Shore Community Development Coalition.

Coordinated Entry

For people in crisis, accessing housing services can be daunting. Action Inc. manages the Coordinated Entry system, which connects individuals with services and housing opportunities based on their strengths and needs. Individuals experiencing homelessness that are 18 and older (including homeless adults not in emergency shelter) can contact our office to complete an assessment with our Coordinated Entry Case Manager.

Please call Maureen Dexter at 978-282-1000 to access the Coordinated Entry system.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I get more information about eligibility for your housing programs?

Call the Action Inc. Main Office at 978-282-1000 to learn more about eligibility for our housing programs.

What areas of Massachusetts do you serve?

We serve residents of Gloucester, Essex, Ipswich, Manchester-by-the-Sea, and Rockport. (Our Fuel Assistance program also serves Hamilton and Wenham.)

Contact us for more information

Jennifer Beloff

Jennifer Beloff

Director of Client & Housing Services

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