Gossip and Hearsay Won’t Lead to Solutions

EDITORIAL BY ALISA MAGNOTTA The migrant crisis that has long been making headlines in faraway states such as Texas and California has finally reached our shores, bringing with it strong emotions and reactions for many residents. We have seen the [...]

For the Foleys, an ADU is the Perfect Solution

For John and Barbara-Anne Foley, converting a garage into an ADU (accessory dwelling unit) was just what they needed to allow them to save money in a downsized space while living close to family. John and Barbara-Anne Foley say [...]

Former Client Organizes Toy Drive for Shelters

After Housing Assistance helped Ambermae Rivard find housing for her and her young son Matthew, she decided that one day they would find a way to pay it forward. A few years later, she organized a toy drive and ended [...]

Donor Spotlight: Eugenie and Dick Schott

‘We all have a way we can make a difference’ Down a side hallway at the Hyannis headquarters of Housing Assistance, there’s a small room that makes a big difference. Not much larger than a walk-in closet, it contains a variety [...]

HACBeat, August 2023

In this issue: Cover story: Gov. Healey Announces ‘Historic’ Housing Plan During Housing Assistance Visit Donor Spotlight: Bourne United Methodist Church Standing Together to Protect Families – Editorial by Alisa Magnotta Children’s Art Exhibit Carries a Powerful Message Housing Assistance [...]

Children’s Art Exhibit Carries a Powerful Message

“Family and friends.” “Joy and happiness.” “My home is the best to me because I feel safe.” Those were some of the responses when we asked second-graders to write and illustrate “what home means to me.” A temporary exhibit of 100 drawings [...]

Standing Together to Protect Families

EDITORIAL BY ALISA MAGNOTTA While most families are enjoying summer break – a time we often think of freedom and fun for children – summer is no vacation for those experiencing housing insecurity and homelessness. Each spring, dozens (if not [...]

Donor Spotlight: Bourne United Methodist Church

Bourne Church’s Donation Gives Young Adult Program a Boost When members of the Bourne United Methodist Church planned a fundraising campaign for renovations in 2019, they came up with estimates for repairs to the building’s electrical service, floor and air [...]

Housing Assistance Shares Duffy Award

A Housing Assistance partnership to assist homeless people recently won recognition from Duffy Health Center. Falmouth In From the Streets Partners – a joint effort by Housing Assistance, Belonging to Each Other and Falmouth Human Services – received Duffy’s Community [...]

Sharing the Gift of Dignity at Oysters and Champagne

Some 200 guests gave generously again this year at the 6th annual Oysters and Champagne fundraiser to benefit Housing Assistance. The theme of the night was how the housing crisis is impacting children and essential workers, and included a special [...]

Your Impact: Fiscal Year 2023

Housing Assistance offers a full continuum of housing programs throughout Cape Cod & the Islands. $2.75 millionRaised in private contributions – a 24% increase from the previous year3,054Donations854Advocates signed up to speak up for housing198,600Cape Codders helped since 1974 [...]

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