The Harrington Neighborhood Incentive is a unique opportunity for Albion College faculty and staff to find their home and make an immediate impact on the community. Thanks to a generous gift by Mike and Judy Harrington, ’85 ’86, faculty and staff have the opportunity to help revitalize the neighborhood connecting campus and downtown Albion. Participants will not find a better home-ownership opportunity through any other channel!

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Two ways to participate:

Incentives to renovate

  • College-provided updates for code compliance
  • $25,000 for owner to use for their own renovations or down-payment
  • An additional $15,000 in College-provided updates of the buyer's choosing also available (will be added to total cost of home)

Incentives to build

  • Free lot
  • Up to $50,000 (not to exceed 30% of total cost) to begin building

Contact Catherine DeFazio at to discuss details, see interior pictures and make your home a reality!

Michael and Judy HarringtonMore about Mike and Judy Harrington, ’85, ’86

Mike Harrington is a current Board of Trustees member, and is the senior vice president and general counsel for global operations for Eli Lilly & Company. Judy worked as a labor and delivery nurse for many years after graduating from Albion. They currently reside in Zionsville, Indiana with their children David, Ellen and Jacob. This gift, to them, is one of many steps being taken to bring Albion faculty and staff closer to the students and the community they serve.

"I think there's a compelling need to continue to bring the College and community together to advance the interests of both the College and the city… We've started to do it in the last couple of years. I think it's a powerful idea. It says that Albion is America—it resonates." - Mike Harrington, ’85

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