Warren and Joan Sawyer and their daughter Debbie Sawyer Nutter founded the nonprofit organization The Caleb Foundation to create and provide affordable housing for people with low household incomes.
Valley View in Bangor Acquired; Village Heights Acquired, Community Center Built
Valley View was opened in Bangor, Maine in 1995. Caleb has grown steadily since then providing homes for families, older adults, and individuals with disabilities.
Chestnut Square, MA Acquired
The historic property, Chestnut Square, is acquired and preserved in Lowell, MA.
The Caleb Group Formed
Warren, Joan, and Debbie found the partner nonprofit The Caleb Group. Property management and resident services are under The Caleb Group and real estate activities are under The Caleb Foundation. The Caleb Group becomes the face of Caleb.
The Sirk Building Acquired
The Sirk Building, another property rich in history, is acquired and preserved in Lowell, MA.
Abbot House, MA; EMPath Project
The Caleb Group partners with EMPath, formerly Crittendon Women’s Union, to create Abbot House in Boston.
River Valley Village in Lewiston, ME Acquired
Olde Woolen Mill in North Berwick, ME Acquired
Caleb acquires a crumbling historic mill in North Berwick, ME, and through extensive restoration creates lovely housing for older adults and people living with a disability.
River Valley Village; Retrofit Solar Hot Water Assist & North Berwick; New Solar Hot Water Assist
LePage Apartments Acquired and Completed; Gloucester, MA
LePage Apartments; New Solar How Water Assist
Paige Apartments Created
Paige Apartments, housing for young people aging out of foster care, is created in Lowell, MA with the Department of Children and Families.
Xavier House, Rush Square, and Highland House Acquired
Caleb adds three properties in New Hampshire to the portfolio, Highland House in Whitefield, Rush Square in Henniker, and Xavier House in Nashua.
Bradford Commons in Bangor, ME Acquired
FSS-like Pilot Program
The Caleb Group pilots a program similar to HUD’s Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) program at two properties in partnership with Compass Working Capital.
Frost Homestead; Waterbury, CT and Timber Ridge; Sanford, ME
Frost Homestead in Waterbury, CT becomes a Caleb community. Timber Ridge in Sanford, ME is acquired.
HUD FSS program begins at Village Heights with Compass Working Capital
The Caleb Group becomes the first private affordable housing provider in the country to offer HUD’s FSS program. It is offered at Village Heights in Willimantic, CT in partnership with Compass Working Capital.
Breary Farm and Meadow Creek Acquired
Breary Farm and Meadow Creek in Sanford, Maine are acquired and create a trio of Caleb communities in the town.
Riverbend Apartments Acquired
Second FSS Program Launched at The Ledges
Caleb launches a second FSS program at The Ledges in Saco, Maine in partnership with New Ventures Maine.
Emanuel Village joins Caleb
Emanuel Village in Worcester, Massachusetts becomes a Caleb property.
Waterworks in Bangor Acquired
Waterworks is a historic building on the banks of the Penobscot River in Bangor, Maine. (Photo by Aaron D. Priest)
First FSS Graduation
Caleb celebrates the graduation of the first residents to enroll in the FSS program.
Pond View Apartments Acquired
Pond View Apartments in Gloucester, MA is acquired joining LePage as part of Pond View Village.
Penacook Landing; Phase 1 Construction Begins; New Solar Electricity
The first phase of construction begins in Concord, New Hampshire, creating new affordable units.
Penacook Landing; Phase 1 Completed
Xavier House; Retrofit Solar Electricity