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50-Mile Challenge Launched to Support Housing Assistance

2020-08-06T15:06:58-04:00July 26th, 2020|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

They may have playfully dubbed themselves Team Molasses, but Housing Assistance Projects Assistant Heather Ferris and her roommate Jackie Avery have committed themselves to running or walking a minimum of 50 miles, from July 1 through September 1. The [...]

Lofts at 57 Fills Need for Rental Housing

2020-07-31T10:58:30-04:00July 24th, 2020|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Housing Assistance's Keith Trott (from left), Alisa Magnotta, and David Quinn with Barnstable Housing Coordinator Arden Cadrin. For roughly two decades, a .7-acre lot on Ridgewood Avenue sat vacant in Hyannis. A concrete foundation littered with trash [...]

Navy Veteran Finds Stability at Lofts at 57

2020-07-31T11:06:09-04:00July 23rd, 2020|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Over the past seven months, Anthony has struggled to find housing on Cape Cod. “It has been a nightmare,” he admitted. That’s why he was speechless when he was informed by Housing Assistance Project Coordinator Romy Maimon that he was [...]

HBRACC Raises Nearly $100,000 for Workforce Housing Relief Fund

2020-07-22T13:43:59-04:00July 22nd, 2020|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Housing Assistance CEO Alisa Magnotta (from left) with HBRACC Executive Director Chris Flanagan and Housing Assistance Chief Development Officer Anne Van Vleck. Not long after Housing Assistance launched the Workforce Housing Relief Fund in April, the Home [...]

Editorial: Building Diversity and Resiliency

2020-08-06T16:16:38-04:00July 22nd, 2020|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By Alisa Magnotta Now more than ever, the direct link between housing and healthcare and our economy has been demonstrated. When the best strategy for dealing with COVID-19 is to stay home, we see how a safe place to [...]

Donor Spotlight: Mid-Cape Home Centers

2020-07-22T12:45:01-04:00July 22nd, 2020|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Event Coordinator Deanna Bussiere (from left) with Mid-Caoe Home Centers Marketing Director Crystal Pieschel and President Jack Stevenson. This year, Mid-Cape Home Centers is celebrating its 125th anniversary, serving professional builders and homeowners on Cape Cod. As part [...]

Prevention Program Provides Housing Stability During Pandemic

2020-07-21T09:55:17-04:00July 21st, 2020|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , |

When the pandemic hit Cape Cod, Chad knew he had to move. As an addiction treatment counselor, he was considered an essential employee, supporting patients at a local detox center. That caused concern for the more than 12 residents [...]

Financial Literacy Classes Go Virtual During Pandemic

2020-07-15T09:32:33-04:00July 15th, 2020|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In the middle of March before the quarantine was put into place, Housing Assistance started taking the necessary steps to ensure staff could successfully continue working remotely. That led to several departments shifting how they delivered services. For Director [...]

Affordable Housing Market Remains Strong During Pandemic

2020-07-13T09:44:55-04:00July 13th, 2020|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Record unemployment, a volatile stock market, and the specter of COVID-19 are all cause for uncertainty, but they have not slowed down Housing Assistance’s Cape Community Real Estate. Since the middle of March, Director of Real Estate Gael Kelleher [...]

Donors Double Their Impact

2020-07-21T10:16:44-04:00June 15th, 2020|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

This year, several longtime donors have demonstrated their commitment to our mission by doubling their donation to Housing Assistance. They have done so because they understand how important safe, stable housing is to strong families, strong neighborhoods, and strong [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]