Raised in private contributions – a 24% increase from the previous year
Advocates signed up to speak up for housing
Cape Codders helped since 1974
1,296 homeless prevention clients served
Through homeless outreach, family shelters and Project Prevention, we help our neighbors ﬁnd housing and stay housed.
2,383 families received help securing year-round housing
We mentor clients to help them meet financial & personal goals to become independent.
2,003 people helped through our Housing Consumer Education Center
Through counseling & education, we give people the resources they need to get housed and stay housed.
Housing to Protect Cape Cod
The Housing to Protect Cape Cod Coalition was launched in October 2022 at our first Housing Summit (which drew more than 300 people participants). HPCC is a community organizing initiative that mobilizes residents in support of policies that foster year-round housing while protecting Cape Cod’s critical environmental resources and community character.
THRIVE (Tools to Help Residents In a Vulnerable Economy)
Housing Assistance launched the THRIVE workforce housing voucher program, created to address housing affordability with a partial rental subsidy paired with budget coaching. The program began with Cape Cod residents who are employed in childcare or working with people with developmental disabilities, and because of your support, we are expanding to other essential industries.
Serving the Lower Cape
Housing Assistance opened a satellite office in Orleans, allowing us to expand our one-on-one client services to residents on the Lower Cape and Outer Cape. Our new office is increasing accessibility to our services and increasing our visibility in the community.
In May, we celebrated the official opening of Brewster Woods (30 affordable rental units) and the groundbreaking for LeClair Village (39 affordable apartments) in Mashpee. To date, Housing Assistance has completed 585 units of affordable housing, and an additional 84 units are under construction.
Housing Assistance celebrates 50 years: 1974 – 2024
Thank YOU for your investment! Housing Assistance will continue to work tirelessly to create housing opportunities on Cape Cod. Below are our top priorities for the year ahead.
New and reimagined housing units
We will continue to address the housing crisis by creating housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income individuals and families on Cape Cod, with 250 new housing units in the pipeline. We will also continue to offer technical assistance and incentives to help Cape homeowners build small, year-round rental apartments as part of the My Home Plus One ADU (accessory dwelling unit program).
Advocacy and civic engagement
We will train Cape Codders to speak up and advocate for housing so our workforce and others can afford to live here. During the 2023 spring town meeting cycle, advocates helped pass $14.8M in housing funds and passed 24 zoning bylaws aimed at increasing affordable housing.
Modernized shelter programs
We will modernize and expand our shelter programs by acquiring new locations. We will collaborate with community partners to provide a safe environment where basic needs such as food and shelter are met, while also offering a suite of services that allow the root causes of homelessness to be addressed.