Housing Assistance services are available during regular business hours by phone at (508) 771-5400 and by emailing hac@haconcapecod.org. We are open in Hyannis for limited face-to-face meetings from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. We also are staffed in-person Monday mornings at the Lower Cape Outreach Council in Orleans.

Section 8, MRVP rental voucher holders:

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All other inquiries for assistance:

Complete Intake Application

Need help paying your rent or mortgage?

One single online application gives you access to several programs, including:

  • RAFT (Residential Assistance for Families in Transition)
  • ERMA (Emergency Rental and Mortgage Assistance)
  • ERAP (Emergency Rental Assistance Program)
  • Barnstable County HOME Rental Assistance Program
  • Our private homeless prevention programs and funding
  • Our new Workforce Housing Relief Fund
  • Plus, town funds are now available for Brewster and Chatham
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Learn more about eviction prevention resources
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Should You Build an ADU?

Building an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) generates revenue for homeowners and helps provide the small homes our region needs. And now is a great time to consider building an ADI as the incentives are better than ever. Learn more about Housing Assistance’s new My Home Plus One ADU program, which provides technical assistance, resources, and financial incentives to homeowners who build an ADU and rent it out year-round.

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Housing to Protect
Cape Cod

This petition and public awareness campaign encourages action by Cape Cod residents in support of year-round housing that is affordable for the people who make our communities work. We need to update zoning so that we can build smaller, year-round homes closer together. Housing density in appropriate places makes the homes more affordable and achieves other community goals at the same time.

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Affordable Rentals Proposed in Orleans

Housing Assistance’s proposal to build 14 apartments at the location of the former Masonic Lodge, 107 Main Street, would create housing that blends with the community context, and provide much-needed rentals that our workforce can afford.

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Housing is the Foundation

Housing Assistance Corporation offers housing programs and services throughout Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. We operate four family homeless shelters; provide outreach services to people living on the streets and in the woods; offer financial assistance to prevent homelessness; build new housing; manage nearly 1,200 rental vouchers; and provide foreclosure and reverse mortgage counseling as well as financial literacy and housing advocacy workshops.
Our vision is a community in which everyone is stably housed so that they can live the life they want to live and contribute to a thriving year-round community.
Our mission is two-fold: to deliver housing and services that meet the needs of our local community and limit our impact on natural resources; and to engage in responsible economic development that generates jobs, stabilizes housing and strengthens the community.
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People Served
Affordable Housing Units Built
People Sheltered
available housing
money-housing education
energy efficiency
Foreclosure-Reverse Mortgage Counseling
Homeless Prevention
advocacy and training


Lack of housing is a community problem, but that means we can solve it, as a community! You can donate to support our mission, learn to advocate for housing in your town, volunteer or sponsor our agency or specific events. Join us!

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What Our Clients Say

“Being at Angel House, I have gotten my hope back. Angel House helped save my life.”

Beth, Client

“The employees at HAC were unbelievable and made it possible for me to become a homeowner on Cape Cod. Now my family has comfort, security, and peace of mind.”

Michael, Client

“The Big Fix volunteers did the repairs that I can no longer do myself so I can continue to live in this home which holds so many special memories for me.”

Sheila, Client


New Home Gives Cataumet Client Hope for Future

“Everything I have now is because of Housing Assistance,” Vanessa said. “I don’t think I would be the same person I am now without them.”

After spending 18 months in shelter, Vanessa and her son were able to successfully transition into one of our apartments at High Meadow Townhomes which we completed in the fall of 2018. More than a year later, Vanessa has stability and hope for what the future will bring.


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