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Registration is now open for individuals and teams who want to fundraise for Housing Assistance Corporation’s 4th Annual Walk for Hope. Scheduled for Sunday, May 22 at 1 pm, the event will return to an in-person format with walks in three separate locations – Falmouth, Hyannis, and Orleans.

“After two years of being held virtually, we’re excited that we’ll be able to walk together with our neighbors who understand the critical need for safe, stable housing on Cape Cod and the Islands,” said Housing Assistance CEO Alisa Magnotta. “Every day, we have people coming into our office because they have nowhere to live. There are no rentals and real estate prices are out of reach for so many who provide essential services for the region. This event raises awareness to these issues and provides our agency the critical funds to address them.”

In addition to an in-person component, participants still have the option of walking virtually. People interested in signing up for this year’s walk can do so individually or with a team at hacwalkforhope.org. Funds raised will go to support Housing Assistance’s mission to strengthen the Cape Cod and Islands region by empowering individuals, fostering community connections, and increasing affordable housing opportunities.

Housing Assistance will hold a Virtual Kick-Off for the Walk for Hope on Thursday March 24, 4-5 pm. The info session will allow participants to meet other fundraisers, learn more about this year’s walk routes, and identify ways they can strengthen their fundraising efforts. To register for the kick-off, contact Event and Resource Coordinator Deanna Bussiere at dbussiere@haconcapecod.org.

Individuals who raise $25 will receive a Walk for Hope commemorative pin. Those who raise $100 will receive a Walk for Hope T-shirt.  Traveling trophies will be given to the Top Individual Fundraiser and Top Team Fundraiser; they will also receive prizes which include a Fitbit (top individual) and pizza party (top team).

The Falmouth Jewish Congregation, which has garnered the top team award the past three years, is returning once again to make a difference collectively in our community. “Between the challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic and the concurrent depletion of affordable housing stock across Cape Cod, this has been a tremendously challenging year,” said Rabbi Elias Lieberman of the Falmouth Jewish Congregation. “This is precisely why I am committed, once again, to participate in and rally support for Housing Assistance’s Walk for Hope. The need has never been greater and I am proud to do my part.”

Several Housing Assistance staff will be walking alongside their neighbors in each location as they take meaningful steps to address the region’s housing crisis.

All three walks will kick-off at 1 pm on May 22 with the Falmouth walk starting and ending at the Falmouth Village Green. The Hyannis walk will begin and end at Housing Assistance’s office at 460 West Main Street. And the Orleans walk will start and conclude at Mid-Cape Home Centers at 15 Main Street.

Along with fundraisers, organizers are seeking sponsors for this year’s walk. Businesses interested in becoming a Walk for Hope sponsor should contact Deanna Bussiere at dbussiere@haconcapecod.org or click the button below.

Current sponsors include Falmouth Jewish Congregation; E.J. Jaxtimer Builder; Frontier Energy Solution; Pine Harbor Wood Products; Catania Hospitality Group; Cape Cod Alarm; Cape Cod Insulation; Hubbard Paint & Wallpaper; the Law Offices of Bruce A. Bierhans; Lightship Dental; Loud Fuel Company; and Rusty’s along with Housing Assistance’s Annual Corporate Sponsors Cape Cod 5; Shepley Wood Products; Bayside Building; Cape Save; Dellbrook JKS; The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod; First Citizens Federal Credit Union; Mid-Cape Home Center; Princi Mills Law; Ira Toyota of Hyannis; and Mullen Building & Remodeling.