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Pre-Applications Available for Lofts at 57

2019-10-18T17:36:41-04:00October 18th, 2019|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Barnstable Town Manager Mark Ells (from left), Housing Assistance CEO Alisa Magnotta, Housing Assistance Board Vice Chair Peter Freeman, Barnstable Town Councilor James Tinsley, Housing Assistance Director of Development & Planning David Quinn, and Housing Assistance Director of [...]

Board Member Spotlight: Cathy Gibson

2019-10-16T15:24:28-04:00October 9th, 2019|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

From Homelessness to Board Member and Community Advocate: Housing is the Foundation When you first walk into Cathy Gibson’s apartment in downtown Hyannis, a prominent sign that reads, “She believed she could, so she did,” greets visitors. It’s a fitting [...]

Recognizing Representative Whelan’s Commitment

2019-10-09T10:27:07-04:00October 9th, 2019|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

State Representative Timothy Whelan with the plaque that will be placed at FORWARD at the Rock once it is finished next spring. When FORWARD at the Rock is completed next spring, a plaque will be hung in the [...]

FORWARD at the Rock – Housing for Adults with Autism

2019-10-04T11:13:24-04:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

As the parents of two children on the autism spectrum, Kathy and John Ohman had a vision to build the type of housing not available to those with developmental disabilities when they become adults. In August, that vision took one [...]

Big Fix-A-Thon to Make Big Impact

2019-10-07T15:54:20-04:00October 1st, 2019|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Since Housing Assistance’s Big Fix-A-Thon started in 2010, each year has taken on a slightly different personality. This month, more than 300 volunteers will tackle a range of small improvement projects at 16 homes in Hyannis and Centerville. Like [...]

Big Fix-A-Thon Comes at Perfect Time for Centerville Couple

2019-10-01T10:20:29-04:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Juliet and Gerry Tierney of Centerville, are one of 16 homeowners who will benefit from our 10th Annual Big Fix-A-Thon on October 5. For much of his life, Gerry Tierney has been the one doing the helping. [...]

Carriage House Gives Clients Tools to Succeed

2019-09-30T12:15:53-04:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Carriage House Case Manager Eileen McDonald (left) and Facility Director Mindy Caron. Six years ago, Eileen McDonald was hired as a case manager at Carriage House in North Falmouth, after serving as a volunteer. Coming from a 30-year [...]

Energy Audit Allows Hyannis Senior to Age in Place

2019-09-24T18:10:24-04:00September 24th, 2019|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Housing Assistance Energy Auditor Joshua Trott. Michelle’s mom has lived in the same Hyannis house since 1976. Now at the age of 83, her needs are greater and having a safe, comfortable home where she can age in [...]

Celebrating Carriage House’s 30th Anniversary

2019-09-05T11:41:15-04:00September 5th, 2019|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dorothy Battles had driven by the historic property on Old Main Road in North Falmouth, countless times. She often told her husband Kenneth, the former co-owner of the Sea Crest Beach Hotel, it was her dream home so much so [...]

Home Ownership Unlocks Opportunities for Financial Growth

2019-09-04T10:50:42-04:00September 4th, 2019|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Kelly Donovan with her dog Jax outside their new home in Centerville. Weekend camping trips on Sandy Neck Beach have long been a tradition in Kelly Donovan’s family. “I grew up camping there with my parents who grew [...]

Marine Corps League Remembers Angel House

2019-08-27T10:48:38-04:00August 27th, 2019|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Angel House Facility Director Lin Rohr greets Jim Laskey of the Massachusetts Marine Corps League. The back of Lin Rohr’s Housing Assistance van was filled with a variety of home goods that included candies, diapers, baby wipes, laundry [...]

Family Self-Sufficiency Program Inspires Eastham Resident

2019-08-23T11:02:40-04:00August 23rd, 2019|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Over the past five years, there have been times Amber Bouquet of Eastham juggled multiple jobs all while raising a family and exploring new career paths. “It’s been a long road,” Amber acknowledged. “I didn’t think I’d be where I’m [...]

New Homeowner Has Plenty to Smile About

2019-08-23T10:44:28-04:00August 23rd, 2019|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The first thing you notice when you meet Daniel Coburn is the smile. At the end of June, that smile was on full display when Daniel became a first-time homeowner, purchasing an affordable house in Yarmouth. At the closing, Director [...]

Fix, Fundraise, or Do Both!

2019-09-19T10:38:14-04:00August 19th, 2019|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

On Saturday, October 5, Housing Assistance’s 10th Annual Big Fix-A-Thon is coming to Hyannis and Centerville, and we need your help! Volunteers are needed to serve as Fixers, Fundraisers, or Fixers/Fundraisers during the fundraising day of service. Fixers will donate [...]

Editorial: Now’s the time — Let’s take control of our future

2019-08-15T12:44:29-04:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Over the past few years, I’ve seen a sea change in the way that people on Cape Cod are talking about our housing crisis, and taking action to address it. Across the region, even the stably housed now understand that [...]

Charter Cup Sets Record

2019-09-30T12:12:58-04:00August 8th, 2019|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

In 2017, the Charter Cup Fishing Tournament was launched, raising just over $50,000 for eight nonprofits on Cape Cod. Now in its third year, the event has experienced rapid growth with more than $120,000 raised for 11 nonprofits, including Housing [...]

Walk for Hope Prevents Homelessness on Cape Cod

2019-09-30T11:53:35-04:00August 5th, 2019|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

An Angel House shelter client cuts the ribbon to start the Hyannis Walk for Hope. At the beginning of June, Housing Assistance brought its Walk for Hope to Hyannis and Falmouth. With nearly 60 participants, the two walks [...]

Celebrating Success at Oysters & Champagne

2019-09-30T12:07:17-04:00August 2nd, 2019|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Tara Wallace (middle) shared her story at Oysters & Champagne. She was one of four former clients who are now Housing Assistance Board members who attended they event. All four graduated from our Family Self-Sufficiency program managed by Jan [...]