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 [...]

Housing Assistance Opens Satellite Office in Orleans

We are delighted to announce that the Lower Cape Outreach Council is joining forces with Housing Assistance at its offices at 19 Brewster Cross Road in Orleans. Now residents of the Lower and Outer Cape who want in-person assistance can access [...]

Energy Department Adapts to Continue Delivering Services

While most of Housing Assistance’s services were able to continue in the midst of the pandemic, our Energy Department was forced to take a brief pause. The department, which conducts energy audits of people’s homes, didn’t have protocols in place [...]

Workforce Housing Relief Fund

Almost immediately after the pandemic hit, Housing Assistance established the Workforce Housing Relief Fund to provide urgent 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 [...]

50-Mile Challenge Launched to Support Housing Assistance

They may have playfully dubbed themselves Team Molasses, but Housing Assistance Projects Assistant Heather Ferris and her roommate Jackie Avery have committed themselves to running or walking a minimum of 50 miles, from July 1 through September 1. The pair [...]

Lofts at 57 Fills Need for Rental Housing

Housing Assistance's Keith Trott (from left), Alisa Magnotta, and David Quinn with Barnstable Housing Coordinator Arden Cadrin. For roughly two decades, a .7-acre lot on Ridgewood Avenue sat vacant in Hyannis. A concrete foundation littered with trash and [...]

Virtual Walk for Hope Raises Over $40,000

This year’s Walk for Hope may have been held virtually, but as our CEO Alisa Magnotta said during the kick off to the event on our Facebook page, “we’re in this together, working towards safe and affordable housing for all [...]

Carol McManus Retires After 19 Years of Service

This summer Housing Assistance wishes a happy retirement to Carol McManus and thanks her deeply for her 19 years of dedicated service. Carol joined Housing Assistance in 2001, working evenings and overnights at our Angel House shelter for mothers in recovery [...]

Editorial: Building Diversity and Resiliency

By Alisa Magnotta Now more than ever, the direct link between housing and healthcare and our economy has been demonstrated. When the best strategy for dealing with COVID-19 is to stay home, we see how a safe place to call [...]

Donor Spotlight: Mid-Cape Home Centers

Event Coordinator Deanna Bussiere (from left) with Mid-Cape Home Centers Marketing Director Crystal Pieschel and President Jack Stevenson. This year, Mid-Cape Home Centers is celebrating its 125th anniversary, serving professional builders and homeowners on Cape Cod. As part of [...]

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