Andover Community Trust

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  • Andover Community Trust (ACT) was formed in 1992 by a group of Andover residents who decried the loss of affordable housing in Andover as there was a boom in real estate. In an effort to promote economic diversity, they decided to build low-income homes.
  • The first home was planned to be under construction by September 1999 and was to be built at 110 Haverhill Street. The land was to be donated by Fred Fahey of FTPand the house built by students of the Greater Lawrence Technical High School.
  • More lower-income houses were built later, sometimes creating controversy with their location.


  • "Group Pushes for Affordable Housing," Andover Townsman, November 12, 1998, p.9.
  • "Home Ownership: Fading Dream for Middle Class? (founding of ACT)," Andover Townsman, December 10, 1998, p. 19.
  • "Affordable housing expert to give town some tips," Andover Townsman, June 15, 2005, p. 9.
  • "Neighbors leery of affordable house project being built," Eagle Tribune, December 28, 2006.
  • "Neighbor: Nonprofit should not discriminate against childless," Andover Townsman, March 30, 2006.
  • "Dreams of homes in town come true," Andover Townsman, May 11, 2006, p. 1.
  • "Pending sale protects some affordable homes: Andover's 10-percent level threatened," Andover Townsman, June 15, 2006, p.5.
  • "Neighbors object to single-family," Andover Townsman, July 20, 2006, p. 1.
  • "Path cleared for 115 apartments: Neighbors end fight against Avalon Bay; project has one small hurdle left," Eagle Tribune, September 19, 2006, p. 1.
  • "Avalon Bay wins legal battle against town," Eagle Tribune, December 29, 2006, p. 3.
  • "40B projects could have easier route: Town falls below minimum level for affordable housing," Eagle Tribune, July 19, 2007, p. 1.
  • "Projects would allow 40B housing in Andover," Eagle Tribune, December 23, 2007, p. C1.
  • "Neighbors creating waves over Taylor Cove: object to affordable housing project," Andover Townsman, September 11, 2008, p. 1.
  • "Fourth family gets into the ACT," Andover Townsman, September 18, 2008, p. 7.
  • "Affordable housing for Ballardvale rejected by Zoning Board of Appeals," Andover Townsman, January 15, 2009, p. 1.
  • "Fight continues over proposed development: Sunset Rock Road neighbors protest," Eagle Tribune, November 2, 2009, p. 3.
  • "An Affordable Dream: $165,000 Home on North Street," Andover Townsman, August 25, 2011, p. 1, 17.
  • "Tech School Students Honored for Helping Build ACT Homes," Andover Townsman, July 26, 2012, p.15.

--Leslie 16:23, September 17, 2012 (EDT)
--Kim 15:30, May 17, 2013 (EDT)

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