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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 [...]

New Sneakers Boost Angel House Clients’ Recovery

2020-01-30T16:11:30-05:00January 30th, 2020|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Osterville Men's Club Member Paul Ruane (middle) with clients at our Angel House shelter. The men's club recently donated new sneakers to the clients. When Tristen came to Angel House in December 2018, she had spent nearly [...]

Building a Sense of Home and Safety

2020-01-28T16:26:59-05:00January 28th, 2020|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Zelda Bergstrom (left) talks with Stephanie, one of the clients in our Youth Homeless Services Program, who we were able to place into permanent housing. For five months last year, Stephanie* lived in the woods of Cape Cod [...]

Ruth Bechtold Retires After Decades-Long Career at Housing Assistance

2020-01-13T17:01:00-05:00January 13th, 2020|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Ruth Bechtold, who spent nearly three decades at Housing Assistance, is retiring today. Since October, Ruth has been training David Fuller who is the agency's new Energy Department manager.  Nearly three decades ago, Ruth Bechtold walked into Housing [...]

Donor Spotlight: Dot and John DeYoung

2019-12-27T11:52:44-05:00December 27th, 2019|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

John and Dot DeYoung have been longtime supporters of Housing Assistance. Since 2002, Dot and John DeYoung have donated monthly to support Housing Assistance’s work, but it wasn’t until a little over six years ago, when they [...]

Stuff a Stocking at Starbucks

2019-12-13T15:21:14-05:00December 13th, 2019|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Starbucks on Route 132 in Hyannis, is joining Starbucks in Mashpee Commons to collect stockings for teens who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness on Cape Cod. Last year, we served 270 teens who were either homeless or [...]

Toy Run Kicks Off Holiday Season

2019-12-23T15:41:30-05:00December 12th, 2019|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Santa leads the parade of motorcycles during the 20th Annual Chris Wetherbee Memorial Toy Run. At the beginning of November, more than 225 motorcycles made their way from Eagles Hall in Buzzards Bay to The Navigator, Portuguese American [...]

Cape Cod Musicians Give Back at Cavalcade

2019-12-10T13:39:57-05:00December 10th, 2019|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Chandler Travis Philharmonic performs at the 2018 Cavalcade / Courtesy of Joe Navas Photography (www.joenavasphoto.com) More than 20 of the Cape’s most talented musicians and performers will come together once again to spread holiday cheer and [...]

Editorial: Home is the Foundation of the American Dream

2019-12-02T12:12:19-05:00December 2nd, 2019|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

  By Alisa Magnotta — We say it a lot at Housing Assistance: housing is the foundation of everything a person wants to be and achieve. Without a stable place to live, it is incredibly difficult for people to continue [...]

Bringing Housing Services to Those Most in Need in Falmouth

2019-11-26T17:06:42-05:00November 30th, 2019|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Since July 2017, Deborah McDonnell has helped stabilize housing for Falmouth residents at risk of homelessness. Since our inception in 1974, Housing Assistance has had a strong connection to Falmouth, serving individuals and families in need in that [...]

New Home Gives Cataumet Client Hope for Future

2019-12-02T11:40:36-05:00November 29th, 2019|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Vanessa and her son Aamal moved into their apartment in January. They are looking forward to celebrating their first Christmas in their new home next month. At the beginning of June 2017, Aamal was born. His name [...]

Institute Offers Strategies to Address Housing Crisis

2019-11-26T16:26:28-05:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Massachusetts Secretary of Housing & Economic Development Mike Kennealy gives an update on the efforts the state is making to boost housing production in the Commonwealth at our 3rd Annual Cape Housing Institute. Nearly 100 municipal officials, community [...]

Telethon for Hope Partners with Love Live Local

2019-12-04T15:09:35-05:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Amanda Converse (left) and Jen Villa, co-founders of Love Live Local. Housing Assistance is partnering with Love Live Local this December to energize its Telethon for Hope which will take place on Saturday, December 7, 5-8:30 PM, during [...]