About Us

Housing Support, Inc. Newburyport, MA is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 housing development corporation with a mission of providing shelter, housing and related support services to low income, homeless, disabled, and veterans and or handicapped individuals through the development, purchase, ownership or rental of properties in the Merrimack Valley and New Hampshire Seacoast. HSI was incorporated September 10, 1990. The current Executive Director is Paula Newcomb, who has four decades of experience in the development and management of affordable housing, including project compliance.

The corporation has developed nine properties in the communities of Haverhill, Lawrence, and Amesbury, in Massachusetts and its newest in Kingston, NH which offer sober housing, supportive housing to homeless and/or disabled individuals and veterans. The projects were successfully completed despite challenges presented by difficult areas for the development and complex methods of competitive financing and public grant awards.

These projects testify to a strong record by HSI in its ability to acquire property and develop it into affordable housing through public grants, public equity financing, market financing, and private donations. HSI has worked with The MA Land Bank, Community Economic Development and Assistance Corporation, Federal HOME Loan Bank, DHCD, DPH, DMH, DDS, MA Housing Finance Agency, Municipal Community Development Offices, MA Housing, North Shore HOME Consortium, Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Veterans Administration, NH Housing Finance Agency and numerous local and regional housing authorities.

In 2020, the Board expanded HSI's geographical interests to include Essex County, MA and southern Rockingham County, NH

Financial Partners include the Department of Housing and Urban Development, DHCD, Newburyport Bank, Pentucket Bank, CEDAC, Mass Housing, Mass Development, North Shore HOME Consortium, New Hampshire Housing Finance Agency and the Federal HOME Loan Bank.