Donor Spotlight: Pat and Scott Barron

The drive from Orleans to Bourne is a little less than an hour. The distance hasn’t stopped Scott Barron from making that trek from his Orleans home, nearly once a week for the past 17 years, to volunteer at the [...]

Faith Pays Off for First-Time Homebuyer

  For over two years, Evette Brown had been on Housing Assistance’s Ready to Buy list, waiting for the right opportunity to realize her dreams of becoming a homeowner on the Cape. “What struck me about her is her faith,” said [...]

New Playground Brings Joy to Children at Angel House

Children at Angel House received an early Christmas gift in the form of a new playground that was installed at the Hyannis shelter in November. “This playground is such a powerful statement of care and compassion for our community,” said Angel [...]

Special Delivery of Toys

COVID may have forced the cancellation of many events this year, but it couldn’t stop more than 40 motorcyclists from participating in the 21st Annual Chris Wetherbee Memorial Toy Run at the beginning of November. Over $2,000 worth of toys [...]

Telethon for Hope Will be a Local Music Celebration

Prepare to dance and sing along with some of the Cape’s top entertainers during Housing Assistance’s 17th Annual Telethon for Hope on Tuesday, December 15, 6-8:30 pm. You can view next week's telethon on local cable access channels 98 & [...]

FORWARD at the Rock a Community Effort

  When it comes to developing affordable housing, it’s a community effort. That was certainly the case with FORWARD at the Rock, a new development completed on Hokum Rock Road in Dennis. Featuring eight affordable apartments for adults on the autistic [...]

Finding Purpose at Angel House

One day before her 31st birthday last December, Amanda* entered treatment to deal with her addiction to alcohol. For Amanda, she had reached her lowest point. “I knew my way wasn’t working,” she said. “I avoided the important things I [...]

Gifts That Give Back Locally!

Amiplify People of Color www.amiplifypoccapecod.com In late May, Housing Assistance board member, local artist and activist Tara Vargas-Wallace fielded many requests from Cape Codders looking for a resource that would help them support local Black-owned businesses. Finding none, Tara created [...]

Virtual Big Fix-A-Thon Recap

Even with the pandemic, Housing Assistance’s 11th Annual Big Fix-A-Thon was a success with volunteers helping raise nearly $20,000 for our Workforce Housing Relief Fund. Some even embraced the spirit of the annual event by donating their time to give [...]

Unpaid Rent May Cause Some Landlords to Sell Rentals

Even before the pandemic hit our economy, Cape Cod was suffering from an extreme lack of rental properties for our workforce. In Barnstable, we had a vacancy rate of less than 1%, when real estate experts consider a 7% vacancy rate [...]

Donor Spotlight: Sullivan & Sullivan

In the spring of 2015, Housing Assistance Board Member Ron Winner convinced Marianne Sullivan to organize a drive for our Welcome Home Gift Basket Program.  “Ron has been a dear friend of our family for a long time,” explained Marianne, owner [...]

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