Essex County Habitat for Humanity Building Affordable Homes in Hamilton

Wednesday July 06, 2022

DANVERS – Essex County Habitat for Humanity has announced that applications are available for an affordable homeownership opportunity in Hamilton. Located at 434-436 Asbury Street, a 10-home development will be built to include 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom duplexes on the wooded property. The sale price will be $217,000 or less.

The application deadline is Wednesday, August 31, 2022. Eligible applicants will have incomes up to 60% of area median income which is adjusted for family size and will be chosen by a lottery system.

Families interested in submitting an application are invited to attend one of the following information sessions to learn more:

Tuesday, August 9 at 6pm

In person at Hamilton-Wenham Library

14 Union Street, Hamilton, MA 01982


Saturday, August 13 at 10am

Remotely via Teams Meetings 

(link will be emailed)

During the information session, potential applicants will learn about Habitat’s selection criteria and how to prepare a complete application. The selection criteria include housing need, ability to make mortgage payments of $1,400 to $1,750/month, and willingness to partner with Habitat, such as participating in the construction of the home and other Habitat projects. 

All homes are designed to be visited by someone in a wheelchair. All Habitat built homes are restricted to income eligible buyers in perpetuity. 

Essex County Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit builder of affordable homes. Established in 2020, following a merger between Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity and North Shore Habitat for Humanity, they serve families across all of Essex County. As the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, the largest nonprofit homebuilder in the world with a network of over 2,100 branches, Essex County Habitat builds decent, safe, and affordable homes in partnership with the families who need them. Each partner family works alongside volunteers to build their home. The affiliate has delivered on their mission for over 150 families to date.

To help fund their work, Essex County Habitat operates a ReStores, located in Lawrence, where they sell quality new and previously owned furniture, appliances, building materials, and homegoods at greatly reduced prices. To donate, volunteer, or learn more, please visit

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