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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 [...]

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 [...]

One Bedroom Apartment (West Dennis)

2019-11-18T11:27:03-05:00November 18th, 2019|Categories: News|

One bedroom first floor unit available in West Dennis, Route 28 at The Plantation.  Includes heat, hot water and electricity.  Cute 300’ motel conversion has a STOVE, full size refrigerator, TWO closets and one parking spot. Walk to the Christmas Tree [...]

Big Fix-A-Thon Helps 16 Homeowners

2019-12-27T11:16:51-05:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Homeowner Johanna Crosby (middle) poses with Big Fix-A-Thon volunteers Cheryl Codair and Heather Ferris. At the beginning of October, 340 volunteers came out on a sunny, seasonable day to make a big difference in the lives of 16 [...]

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 [...]