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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 [...]

Foundation Gift Upgrades Angel House Building and Grounds

2019-11-22T17:54:18-05:00November 22nd, 2019|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

  The new gazebo at Angel House. This summer, Housing Assistance’s Angel House shelter buildings and grounds got a makeover thanks to the generosity of the Franklin Square House Foundation. Housing Assistance has been operating Angel House for [...]

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 Road Race’s Top Fundraisers

2019-11-25T16:08:44-05:00September 17th, 2019|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Meredith Fry (left) and Robin Thayer were the top fundraisers for Housing Assistance's Falmouth Road Race team. When it comes to finishes, the competition to find out who would be the top fundraiser for Housing Assistance’s Falmouth Road [...]

Leased Housing Staffer Happy to Run for HAC

2019-11-25T16:17:52-05:00September 15th, 2019|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Housing Assistance's Caitlin Sullivan (upper right) ran this year's road race with colleagues Anne Van Cleck (clockwise from bottom), CEO Alisa Magnotta, David Quinn, and Jodi Keegan. This past August, Caitlin Sullivan ran the Falmouth Road Race to [...]