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Editorial: Rental Assistance Working AND More Housing Needed Now

2021-09-20T14:36:18-04:00September 20th, 2021|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Despite what you may read about other states unable to launch an emergency rental assistance effort, Massachusetts was one of the first to do so and we are leading the country in getting financial assistance to people impacted by [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Editorial: Extraordinary Achievements in Challenging Times

2020-12-09T17:19:35-05:00December 9th, 2020|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

At Housing Assistance, we’ve always said that housing is the foundation for everything a person wants in their life. Before we can build toward our dreams, we need to have a safe place to call home. This year especially, the [...]

Editorial: Building Diversity and Resiliency

2020-08-06T16:16:38-04:00July 22nd, 2020|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By Alisa Magnotta Now more than ever, the direct link between housing and healthcare and our economy has been demonstrated. When the best strategy for dealing with COVID-19 is to stay home, we see how a safe place to [...]

Message from our CEO Alisa Magnotta: Housing Assistance Stands with Those Protesting Injustice and Works for Long-Term Change

2020-06-05T12:12:22-04:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

As an individual and an organizational leader, I stand with those protesting the death of George Floyd and so many other Black and Brown Americans unjustly and violently killed by people and a system that should be protecting all of [...]

Editorial: Responding to COVID-19

2020-05-14T11:16:35-04:00May 14th, 2020|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Housing Assistance's management team has been meeting weekly on Zoom. Each department in our agency has also been meeting virtually to connect, support one another, and ensure we can continue supporting our clients.  By Alisa Magnotta We [...]

Editorial: Falmouth Road Race – Celebrating Community

2019-11-25T16:12:54-05:00September 14th, 2019|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Housing Assistance CEO Alisa Magnotta (left) and Chief Development Officer Anne Van Vleck at this year's Falmouth Road Race. Running is not my thing. And as an extremely busy CEO and single parent, I have an excuse not [...]

Editorial: Now’s the time — Let’s take control of our future

2019-08-15T12:44:29-04:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Over the past few years, I’ve seen a sea change in the way that people on Cape Cod are talking about our housing crisis, and taking action to address it. Across the region, even the stably housed now understand that [...]

Editorial: Help Preserve the Cape and Islands Communities We All Cherish

2019-03-11T15:08:20-04:00December 26th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Living year-round on Cape Cod is not a place for the faint of heart or those who want to go fast. It’s a place where deep connections and a sense of community are sustained. It’s a place where awe-inspiring beauty [...]

Editorial: The High Cost of Doing Nothing

2021-04-22T09:45:49-04:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: Blog, HACBeat, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

  At Housing Assistance Corporation, we have been on the frontlines of providing affordable housing since 1974. Today, our challenges have never been greater. The shrinking supply of year-round housing is getting worse. It is impacting families, businesses, and municipalities. [...]

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 [...]

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