Housing Assistance Requests Nearly Double in One Week

In the first week since Governor Charlie Baker ordered the shutdown on non-essential business, Housing Assistance Corporation has received a dramatic influx of calls and emails asking for urgent assistance. The agency has established the Workforce Housing Relief Fund to [...]

Workforce Housing Relief Fund and More New Support

Housing Assistance has established the Workforce Housing Relief Fund to provide urgent and ongoing assistance with past due rent or mortgage payments or other housing-related expenses for current, year-round Cape Cod and Island residents who are losing income due to the [...]

COVID-19 Update: Giving Hope to Our Neighbors in Need

With the current uncertainty surrounding us, we are reminded of one constant -- how important our homes are in keeping us safe, happy, and healthy. At Housing Assistance, we remain committed to ensuring our most vulnerable neighbors have access to the [...]

Send Happiness to Children in Shelter

Families in our four homeless shelters are reducing visitors and outside activities to limit possible exposure to coronavirus/COVID-19. You can help keep families happily engaged by sending a gift of new art supplies, games, and activities. Please ship donations (do not [...]

Items needed for Welcome Home Gift Basket Program

Housing Assistance is seeking basic household items that will be given to our shelter clients when they make the transition to permanent housing as part of our Welcome Home Gift Basket program. Since 2014, Housing Assistance has organized the program to [...]

Yarmouth Buydown Info Session Scheduled for March

Housing Assistance Corporation is collaborating with the Town of Yarmouth on a new buydown program to add affordable housing in the town. Eligible buyers will find a market rate home in Yarmouth, and then they can apply for a grant [...]

Housing Cape Cod’s Homeless Youth

In January, we celebrated one year of service to homeless youth and young adults between the ages of 14 and 24 on Cape Cod. Housing Assistance’s Youth Homeless Services Program is funded through a grant from the Massachusetts Executive Office of [...]

Donor Spotlight: Rich Bryant

In 2011, when Rich Bryant was serving as president of the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Cape Cod (HBRACC), he was asked to put together a group of skilled volunteers to assist with Housing Assistance’s Big Fix in Sandwich. [...]

Brewster Woods Receives $1.68 Million MassWorks Grant

In recent years, Housing Assistance and POAH (Preservation of Affordable Housing) have been developing Brewster Woods, a project that will bring 30 new affordable apartments for families in the Lower Cape community. In November, the project took a huge step forward [...]

Editorial: Christmas at Angel House

On January 1st we welcomed a new year and a new decade. I also celebrated my third anniversary here at Housing Assistance. The same excitement and admiration I felt my first days coming in as CEO have only grown in depth [...]

New Sneakers Boost Angel House Clients’ Recovery

Osterville Men's Club Member Paul Ruane (middle) with clients at our Angel House shelter. The men's club recently donated new sneakers to the clients. When Tristen came to Angel House in December 2018, she had spent nearly a [...]

Building a Sense of Home and Safety

Zelda Bergstrom (left) talks with Stephanie, one of the clients in our Youth Homeless Services Program, who we were able to place into permanent housing. For five months last year, Stephanie* lived in the woods of Cape Cod where [...]

A Homecoming for Energy Department’s David Fuller

Housing Assistance's new Energy Department Manager David Fuller. A little over 35 years after he last worked at Housing Assistance, David Fuller returned last fall to lend his expertise as the new manager of the agency’s Energy Department. [...]

Winter Drive for the Homeless

With frigid temperatures set to arrive over the next few days, Housing Assistance is seeking the following new unused items that will go to keep homeless individuals safe this winter. All donations can be dropped off at our offices at 460 [...]

Donor Spotlight: Dot and John DeYoung

John and Dot DeYoung have been longtime supporters of Housing Assistance. Since 2002, Dot and John DeYoung have donated monthly to support Housing Assistance’s work, but it wasn’t until a little over six years ago, when they volunteered [...]

Stuff a Stocking at Starbucks

Starbucks on Route 132 in Hyannis, is joining Starbucks in Mashpee Commons to collect stockings for teens who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness on Cape Cod. Last year, we served 270 teens who were either homeless or at [...]

Toy Run Kicks Off Holiday Season

Santa leads the parade of motorcycles during the 20th Annual Chris Wetherbee Memorial Toy Run. At the beginning of November, more than 225 motorcycles made their way from Eagles Hall in Buzzards Bay to The Navigator, Portuguese American Association [...]

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