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Digital HACbeat, February 2023

In this issue: Cover story: New Governor Focused on Housing and Hunger Page 2: New Board Chair Brings ‘Informed Passion’ to Role Page 3: A Year of Accomplishments, With More Hard Work Ahead - Editorial by Alisa Magnotta Page 4: Advocacy [...]

42-Unit Bourne Housing Project Gets State Funding

In December, then-Governor Charlie Baker announced $93.4 million in direct funding and $33 million in state and federal housing tax credits to support the development of 790 housing units across 14 projects. Among the projects is Cape View Way, a new [...]

Town Huddles Convene to Advance HPCC Goals on the Local Level

The Housing Assistance advocacy team also is organizing on the local level, building on the energy from November’s Housing to Protect Cape Cod (HPCC) summit, which drew over 350 people. Ann Schiffenhaus, director of community relations and advocacy, said the coalition [...]

New Board Chair Brings ‘Informed Passion’ to Role

The new chair of the Housing Assistance board of directors has seen firsthand the effects of Cape Cod’s housing crisis. Why? Because it’s affecting his business. Brewster resident Bill Bogdanovich is president and CEO of Broad Reach Healthcare, a company of [...]

New Governor Focused on Housing and Hunger

Governor-elect Maura Healey paid a visit to Cape Cod in January, preparing meals for hungry residents and fielding questions on both food insecurity and the housing crisis. “We need to do everything that we can to support housing and housing [...]

Community Holiday Donations Deliver Joy

Dozens of sleeping bags and hundreds of gift bags and gift cards were among the many donations that came into the Housing Assistance office in Hyannis to give comfort and cheer to some of our neediest neighbors during the holiday [...]

Is a Tax-Efficient Gift Right for You?

Are you looking for other ways to support Housing Assistance Corporation beyond writing a check or using a credit card? We asked three Housing Assistance supporters to tell why they chose three tax-efficient ways to give. Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs) [...]

Big Fix Makes a Difference One Person at a Time

Six homeowners in five towns had their homes and lives transformed when Big Fix volunteers performed repairs and landscaping projects. This year's Big Fixes took place between June and October in Falmouth, Pocasset, West Dennis, Centerville, Harwich and Hyannis. “We [...]

Two Generations of Assisting Crisis Victims

When Liz Belcher, information client services manager for Housing Assistance, was asked to help with the organization’s efforts to assist the Venezuelan migrants, it brought back a lot of memories for her family. Her mother, Allison Alewine, performed a similar [...]

Give HOPE This Giving Season!

Will you embrace the season of giving and help our many neighbors in need? Our 19th Annual Telethon for Hope starts on November 28, as we engage our supporters virtually throughout a 12 Day Give-A-Thon. Using our social media channels, [...]

Housing Assistance to Open New Office in Orleans

Friends and supporters of Housing Assistance are invited to attend a Home for the Holidays Open House at the new Housing Assistance office in Orleans. The event will take place from 3-6 p.m. Monday, December 12, at 78 Route 6A, [...]

Housing Assistance Helps Venezuelan Migrants

It made national news in September when 48 migrants, many of them Venezuelan, landed on Martha’s Vineyard in two charter planes sent by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. As the only local contractor designated by the state Department of Housing and [...]

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