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Message from our CEO Alisa Magnotta: Housing Assistance Stands with Those Protesting Injustice and Works for Long-Term Change

2020-06-05T12:12:22-04:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

As an individual and an organizational leader, I stand with those protesting the death of George Floyd and so many other Black and Brown Americans unjustly and violently killed by people and a system that should be protecting all of [...]

New Intake Coordinators Offer Comfort in Anxious Times

2020-06-02T17:14:11-04:00June 2nd, 2020|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Cindy Burns and Jennifer Ross are often the first faces visitors to Housing Assistance see. While that has changed during the quarantine, as they have joined their colleagues in working from home, they have remained the initial gateway for clients [...]

The Kindness Continues During COVID-19

2020-05-21T15:02:49-04:00May 21st, 2020|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By Margaret Peters, Administrative Assistant at the Village at Cataumet Working at a homeless shelter means coming to work every day. It does not matter if it is raining, if there is a blizzard, a hurricane or even a [...]

Walk for Hope Wherever You Are

2020-05-19T10:55:18-04:00May 19th, 2020|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This year, we’re excited to announce our Walk for Hope is going virtual! This means you can walk wherever you are and take meaningful steps to connect our neighbors in need to safe, stable housing. Scheduled for Saturday, June [...]

APCC and Housing Assistance Partner to Identify Priorities for Conservation and Housing

2020-05-18T10:51:46-04:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

APCC and Housing Assistance will work with data compiled by the Cape Cod Commission to identify areas both organizations agree are priorities for housing development and those that are priorities for conservation. On behalf of the Barnstable [...]

Editorial: Responding to COVID-19

2020-05-14T11:16:35-04:00May 14th, 2020|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Housing Assistance's management team has been meeting weekly on Zoom. Each department in our agency has also been meeting virtually to connect, support one another, and ensure we can continue supporting our clients.  By Alisa Magnotta We [...]

Housing Lotteries: Dennis and Yarmouth

2020-04-13T18:58:31-04:00April 13th, 2020|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Housing Assistance's Cape Community Real Estate Department is accepting applications for two affordable housing lotteries -- one in Dennis and another in Yarmouth. This is a great opportunity for you to realize your dream of becoming a homeowner on [...]

COVID-19: Housing, Unemployment and Small Business Resources

2020-04-08T11:48:28-04:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Our staff has compiled several links of helpful information related to housing, mortgage and rental assistance, and financial assistance being offered during this time. Should you have additional questions or need immediate support, please don't hesitate to contact us at [...]

Housing Assistance Requests Nearly Double in One Week

2020-04-02T18:23:33-04:00April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

In the first week since Governor Charlie Baker ordered the shutdown on non-essential business, Housing Assistance Corporation has received a dramatic influx of calls and emails asking for urgent assistance. The agency has established the Workforce Housing Relief Fund [...]

COVID-19 Update: Giving Hope to Our Neighbors in Need

2020-04-02T16:03:57-04:00March 16th, 2020|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , |

With the current uncertainty surrounding us, we are reminded of one constant -- how important our homes are in keeping us safe, happy, and healthy. At Housing Assistance, we remain committed to ensuring our most vulnerable neighbors have access to [...]

Send Happiness to Children in Shelter

2020-03-13T15:07:06-04:00March 13th, 2020|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Families in our four homeless shelters are reducing visitors and outside activities to limit possible exposure to coronavirus/COVID-19. You can help keep families happily engaged by sending a gift of new art supplies, games, and activities. Please ship donations (do [...]

Items needed for Welcome Home Gift Basket Program

2020-03-09T16:58:55-04:00March 9th, 2020|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Housing Assistance is seeking basic household items that will be given to our shelter clients when they make the transition to permanent housing as part of our Welcome Home Gift Basket program. Since 2014, Housing Assistance has organized the program [...]

Yarmouth Buydown Info Session Scheduled for March

2020-02-27T16:53:13-05:00February 27th, 2020|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Housing Assistance Corporation is collaborating with the Town of Yarmouth on a new buydown program to add affordable housing in the town. Eligible buyers will find a market rate home in Yarmouth, and then they can apply for a [...]

Housing Cape Cod’s Homeless Youth

2020-02-25T13:51:13-05:00February 25th, 2020|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In January, we celebrated one year of service to homeless youth and young adults between the ages of 14 and 24 on Cape Cod. Housing Assistance’s Youth Homeless Services Program is funded through a grant from the Massachusetts Executive Office [...]

Donor Spotlight: Rich Bryant

2020-02-24T11:01:50-05:00February 24th, 2020|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In 2011, when Rich Bryant was serving as president of the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Cape Cod (HBRACC), he was asked to put together a group of skilled volunteers to assist with Housing Assistance’s Big Fix in [...]

Robert Evers Expresses Gratitude Through Volunteering

2020-02-13T12:42:39-05:00February 13th, 2020|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In 2017, the Stratford Capital Group completed the renovation of the Coady School into a 58-unit apartment building in Bourne for residents aged 55 and older. It was around that time that Robert Evers, who had applied for one [...]

Brewster Woods Receives $1.68 Million MassWorks Grant

2020-02-07T15:11:48-05:00February 7th, 2020|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In recent years, Housing Assistance and POAH (Preservation of Affordable Housing) have been developing Brewster Woods, a project that will bring 30 new affordable apartments for families in the Lower Cape community. In November, the project took a huge step [...]