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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 [...]

Workforce Housing Relief Fund and More New Support

2020-04-02T15:46:47-04:00March 27th, 2020|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Housing Assistance has established the Workforce Housing Relief Fund to provide urgent and ongoing assistance with past due rent or mortgage payments or other housing-related expenses for current, year-round Cape Cod and Island residents who are losing income due to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]