ACT Through Time



Andover Community Trust (ACT) incorporates as a Massachusetts non-profit corporation; designated tax-exempt by IRS.



ACT receives its first grant from Stevens Foundations.



Dikris Kazanjian donates first building lot on Heather Drive.



ACT partners with Greater Lawrence Technical School (GLTS) to build ACT’s first permanently affordable home by architect and founding ACT board member, Spencer Johnson.



Willard Perkins donates second building lot on Haverhill Street for the home, designed by architect Spencer Johnson.



GLTS students begin construction on Haverhill Street home, supervised by Will Berard.



Construction completed on Haverhill Street home; ACT’s first homeowner moves in.



Comprehensive permit obtained to build a second home, designed by architect John Pearson, on Heather Drive.



GLTS students begin construction of Heather Drive home.



Steve Stapinski and King Weinstein donate third home on River Road; ACT contracts with Smith Construction to complete renovations.



GLTS completes Heather Drive home; ACT’s second homeowner moves in.



ACT’s third homeowner purchases the home on River Road and moves in.

ACT purchases a nonconforming lot on Cheever Circle and obtains comprehensive permit to build a fourth home, designed by John Pearson.



Smith Construction completes Cheever Circle home; ACT’s fourth owner moves in.



ACT enters into purchase and sale agreement with Scott Buonopane and David Murray, Northfield Construction, LLC, to build ACT’s fifth home on North Street.



ACT purchases building lot from Town of Andover on Andover Street at tax title auction; obtains a special permit under Sec. 7.8, Andover Zoning Bylaw, Dimensional Special Permit: Affordable Housing.



GLTS students begin construction of the sixth home, supervised by Rob Fairbanks and designed by John Pearson.



Northfield Construction completes North Street home; ACT’s fifth owner moves in.

ACT signs purchase and sale agreement for a seventh permanently affordable home on Woburn Street, to be designed by John Pearson.



GLTS completes ACT’s sixth home on Andover Street; new owner moves in.

ACT obtains comprehensive permit to build ACT's seventh home on Woburn St.



GLTS installs solar panels on ACT’s sixth home on Andover Street.

ACT hires first part-time paid staff.



ACT signs purchase and sale agreement for the home site at 168 Haverhill St.

ACT saves an affordable unit in Andover with a resale to another income-eligible owner.

ACT expands its reach to monitor another 40B project in Andover.



ACT begins construction on the affordable home at 168 Haverhill St.  

ACT board grows to 15 members including 4 homeowners.  

ACT is named Affordable Monitoring Agent for Riverside Woods senior housing project on River Road.



ACT celebrates its 25 years of service with a year of events—April Community Forum “Andover’s Affordable Housing Success—Myths & Realities”; June “Build the Dream 2017” Annual dinner; November Community Forum "Building Affordable Homes in Massachusetts-Public/Private Partnerships Working Together.  

ACT president John Pearson receives a Kiwanis Club 2017 Humanitarian of the Year award. 

ACT dedicates its 7th home at 168 Haverhill Street home.

ACT signs a P&S for the purchase of 8 Lupine Road from South Church of Andover. ACT and Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity agree on a joint project for the development of 6 affordable units at Lupine Road.



ACT is named affordability monitoring agent for the 120% AMI units at Riverside Woods and for the 6 memory care rental units at The Bridges by Epoch at Andover. 
ACT president John Pearson receives a 2018 Andover Chamber Community Service Award.
ACT begins site work on the construction of the affordable homes at 8 Lupine Road
Long-time president John Pearson retires from the board and Norm Rice is elected president.


ACT is named affordable monitoring agent for the Stone Hill development; 14 units of senior assisted living will be affordable. 




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