Housing group names Corey Jackson as director

Citizens for Adequate Housing recently named Corey Jackson as its new executive director. The Peabody-based nonprofit operates two family homeless shelters in Peabody, the emergency Inn Between Shelter on Holten Street, and the sober living Inn Transition Shelter on Washington Street. It also manages affordable rental housing in the city. Jackson, who assumed his news post last month, was welcomed by family and staff of the two shelters at a recent cookout and ice cream social. A Lynn resident, Jackson has been actively involved in that community, including helping create the Downtown Lynn Cultural District, where he founded a nonprofit theater company, Arts After Hours, dedicated to revitalizing the downtown. He brings deep roots to Citizens for Adequate Housing. The organization was founded in 1983 by a family friend, the late Mary Jane Lee, and Jackson’s father, Bill Jackson, was a founding board member who helped build the first Inn Between shelter on Main Street. Corey Jackson later served for three years as a trustee himself and through that role assisted with fund-raising.