/Tag: Affordable Housing Development on Cape Cod

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 [...]

Editorial: Celebrating 45 Years of Building Communities

2019-03-11T15:07:40-04:00March 5th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

We have an exciting year ahead of us as we celebrate our 45 years of service. Over the years Housing Assistance has saved lives through our homeless shelter work; changed lives through our education and foreclosure counseling efforts; stabilized lives [...]

Celebrating the Completion of High Meadow Townhomes

2019-03-11T15:09:01-04:00October 30th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Melissa Harris and her two children, Isaiah and Arianna, help cut the ribbon to mark the completion of High Meadow Townhomes which HAC developed with POAH in Bourne. The Harris family are one of 44 families who will soon call [...]

Municipal Peer Groups Discuss Accessory Dwelling Units

2019-03-11T15:09:12-04:00October 12th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Stefanie Coxe (third from right) discusses Accessory Dwelling Unit bylaws during the Mid-Cape Municipal Peer Group meeting this summer.  Modifying each town’s Accessory Dwelling Unit bylaw is not a panacea for Cape Cod’s housing issues, but it can help. [...]

Cape Housing Institute Begins in October

2019-03-11T15:09:29-04:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Jim Donaghue and Elizabeth Brown, both of Bourne, were among the 140 municipal officials to take part in last year’s Cape Housing Institute.  HAC and Community Development Partnership (CDP) will kick off the second year of the Cape Housing Institute [...]

Editorial: On To Second Year for Cape Housing Institute and Cape Housing Advocacy

2019-03-11T15:09:43-04:00August 20th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Attorney Peter Freeman speaks to participants about Chapter 40B during last year’s Cape Housing Institute.  It is long past time for bold new initiatives to help to increase our attainable housing stock on the Cape and Islands. “Attainable” housing means [...]

HAC Helps Municipalities Address Housing

2019-03-11T15:10:05-04:00July 13th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Mashpee Selectman John Cotton (second from right) talks about the affordable housing projects being conducted in his town during the Upper Cape Affordable Housing Municipal Peer Group meeting.  Municipal officials from every town on Cape Cod have come together in [...]

Applications Available for High Meadows Townhomes in Bourne

2019-03-11T15:10:06-04:00July 13th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

High Meadows Townhomes represents the third and final phase of a 117-unit affordable housing project in Bourne that includes Canal Bluffs and Clay Pond Cove.  Last year at this time, HAC and the Preservation Of Affordable Housing (POAH) took part [...]

State Backs FORWARD at the Rock

2019-03-11T15:10:32-04:00June 8th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Attending last month’s ceremony were HAC CEO Alisa Galazzi (center) as well as several HAC staff, FORWARD President Kathy Ohman (left of Galazzi), and DHCD Undersecretary Janelle Chan (right).  Last month, the state gave FORWARD at the Rock, an eight-unit [...]

Cape Advocacy Training Inspires Public to Get Involved Locally

2019-03-11T15:11:25-04:00March 9th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

HAC Board President Mark Forest (from left), Barnstable Town Councilor Paula Schnepp, and Barnstable Housing Committee member Hilda Haye lead a Cape Housing Advocacy Training session last month.  Just how bad is the housing situation on Cape Cod and the [...]

Editorial: Lofts at 57 a New Development Model for HAC

2019-03-11T15:11:45-04:00February 12th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

 A street elevation rendering of the Lofts at 57 from Ridgewood Avenue.  Funding for affordable housing has long depended on federal tax credits, a complicated, time-consuming and unreliable method. Using tax credits meant years of waiting “in line” for the [...]

Cape Housing Advocacy Training in February

2019-03-11T15:12:13-04:00January 5th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Community leaders take part in the Cape Housing Institute last fall. HAC and Community Development Partnership will be launching Advocacy Training next month for the general public.  Cape Cod residents will get an opportunity to learn how to speak up [...]

Editorial: Housing Development Strategy

2019-03-11T15:12:23-04:00December 29th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

One of my priorities when I came on board at Housing Assistance Corporation last January was to review the agency’s real estate holdings and evaluate their financial viability. This evaluation, coupled with a needs assessment, will lay the foundation for [...]

Cape Housing Institute Graduates Over 100 Town Officials

2019-03-11T15:12:45-04:00December 11th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

At the conclusion of the Cape Housing Institute, each participant received a Certificate of Completion. Tobin Wirt, a member of the Sandwich Housing Authority, and Charlotte Harris of the Falmouth Planning Board, proudly hold up theirs. In the midst of [...]

Cape Housing Institute: The Speakers

2019-03-11T15:12:54-04:00November 15th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Since the middle of last month, 140 elected and appointed officials, municipal employees, and members of town boards, committees, and commissions on Cape Cod have come together to learn about ways they can begin to address the affordable housing needs [...]