Housing Assistance Corporation was founded in 1974 as a pilot project to test the use of rental vouchers to help secure housing for year-round workers on Cape Cod. Since that time, our programs have expanded to assist more than 175,000 low- and middle income households on Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.
We serve more than 5,000 households each year in three main areas:
We operate four shelters across Cape Cod that serve more than 375 people, including 177 families each year. These shelters do not experience any vacancies. We also provide emergency crisis assistance to more than 400 families to help them stay in their homes and avoid entering the shelter system.
We promote Family Self-Sufficiency through Section 8 vouchers and multi-year mentoring programs; we promote energy efficiency through more than 700 energy audits per year and no or low-cost energy efficient devices; and we have developed and/or manage more than 550 affordable housing units.
Nearly 3,000 individuals last year received counseling, education and resources they needed to get housed, stay housed, and further their personal financial goals. In addition, we trained more than 140 municipal officials regarding affordable housing development and our goal is to train more than 200 community advocates to work with towns to promote new affordable housing.