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Still Time to Support the Walk for Hope

2021-06-11T14:10:23-04:00June 11th, 2021|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By the second week in June, 84 people and 17 teams had helped Housing Assistance approach the nearly halfway mark towards its $80,000 fundraising goal for this month’s Walk for Hope. One of this year’s participants, Matt Bolinder, a [...]

Angel House Celebrates 30 Years of Changing Lives

2021-06-11T14:54:58-04:00June 11th, 2021|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Opened in 1991, Angel House is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. At any one point in time, there are a maximum of 13 mothers at Angel House who are taking the steps they need to maintain [...]

Changing Our Housing Future: One Person, One Meeting at a Time

2021-06-11T14:15:21-04:00June 9th, 2021|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Editorial by Alisa Magnotta We’ve all seen the news about skyrocketing housing prices in our region since the pandemic hit. That has made our longstanding housing crunch even more severe. We simply do not have enough housing at an affordable [...]

Lottery for Charming Affordable Condo in Yarmouth

2021-06-23T11:29:00-04:00May 28th, 2021|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Located just steps from the Bass River Bridge, a charming 1-bedroom, 1.5-bath condominium is available for $199,600 at 1372 Bridge Street #2 in Yarmouth. There is a monthly Homeowners Association (HOA) fee of $172.50. Housing Assistance held a virtual [...]

Legacy Fund Takes Long-Term Focus on Addressing Cape Cod’s Housing Issues

2021-04-16T13:18:27-04:00April 16th, 2021|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Cape Cod's housing crisis didn't happen overnight. And it won't be solved overnight. That was the rationale behind the creation of our Housing Legacy Fund in 2018. Managed by the Cape Cod Foundation, the principal is invested to generate [...]

Vaccines Bring Hope to Family Shelters

2021-04-16T11:31:58-04:00April 16th, 2021|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Angel House Shelter Director Lin Rohr receives her first vaccination as part of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout in our family shelters. Dee VanLare had just finished an overnight shift at our Carriage House shelter at the end of [...]

Editorial: You Can Shape Our Future Through Housing

2021-06-28T15:02:14-04:00April 14th, 2021|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

It’s been a very hard year, but it also has been an inspiring year for me as I look to how many in our community have shown up for our neighbors in need. A safe place to call home [...]

Donor Spotlight: Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation

2021-04-16T13:59:03-04:00April 12th, 2021|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Nancy Huntington Stager Over the past 27 years, charitable giving has been a hallmark of Eastern Bank’s work. That’s when the Boston-based financial institution launched its philanthropic foundation as a way to make a deeper impact on [...]

Help Us Meet $80,000 Fundraising Goal for Walk for Hope

2021-04-16T11:54:09-04:00April 12th, 2021|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Not knowing what to expect, Housing Assistance held its first-ever virtual event, our 2nd Annual Walk for Hope, last year at the end of June. The walk raised over $40,000, doubling the previous year’s effort. More than 300 donors supported [...]

A Final Gift to Housing Assistance

2021-04-16T13:32:49-04:00April 11th, 2021|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Joan and Paul White loved the Cape, having lived in Pocasset for many years. Even after Joan’s husband of 54 years died in 2009 and she eventually ended up moving to Plymouth, her affection for this section of the [...]

Housing Assistance Keeps Single Mother Stably Housed

2021-04-16T13:48:02-04:00April 10th, 2021|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

When the pandemic hit last year, the hair salon where Melissa* worked shut down for three months. When it finally reopened, “it was extremely slow because no one wanted to come in and get their hair done,” she said. [...]

Case Manager Walks to Give Hope to Housing Assistance Clients

2021-04-16T13:31:52-04:00April 10th, 2021|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Prior to coming to Housing Assistance in the summer of 2018, Kevin Crawford worked as a firefighter and paramedic. Over the past two and a half years, he has worked at the Village at Cataumet and currently at our Scattered [...]

Support of Legacy Fund Latest Example of Princi’s Commitment to Housing

2021-04-16T13:29:10-04:00April 8th, 2021|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Michael and Area Princi When Michael Princi first started supporting Housing Assistance in the late 1970s, he volunteered his time as an attorney to help the agency obtain the necessary permitting to assist in the acquisition and [...]

Patty Alonso Recipient of Ed O’Neil Award for Work with Homeless

2021-02-08T10:26:32-05:00February 5th, 2021|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Working with homeless individuals can be difficult work. There are many obstacles to getting them housed that must be overcome: lack of identification and references; difficulty staying in contact and completing paperwork; and sometimes physical and mental health issues. [...]

Donor Spotlight: Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS

2021-02-05T14:37:04-05:00February 5th, 2021|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In December 2014, Housing Assistance launched its Welcome Home Gift Basket Program which provides essential home goods to our clients who are making the transition from shelter to permanent housing. That year, the Cape Cod & Islands Association of [...]

120 New Affordable Rental Units in Development

2021-02-04T16:43:37-05:00February 4th, 2021|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Since its inception in 1974, Housing Assistance has developed over 550 units of affordable housing on Cape Cod and the Islands. In the next few years, that number will increase significantly as our agency works to construct three separate [...]

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