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 [...]

Financial Literacy Classes Go Virtual During Pandemic

In the middle of March before the quarantine was put into place, Housing Assistance started taking the necessary steps to ensure staff could successfully continue working remotely. That led to several departments shifting how they delivered services. For Director of [...]

Affordable Housing Market Remains Strong During Pandemic

Record unemployment, a volatile stock market, and the specter of COVID-19 are all cause for uncertainty, but they have not slowed down Housing Assistance’s Cape Community Real Estate. Since the middle of March, Director of Real Estate Gael Kelleher has [...]

Donors Double Their Impact

This year, several longtime donors have demonstrated their commitment to our mission by doubling their donation to Housing Assistance. They have done so because they understand how important safe, stable housing is to strong families, strong neighborhoods, and strong communities. [...]

New Intake Coordinators Offer Comfort in Anxious Times

Cindy Burns and Jennifer Ross are often the first faces visitors to Housing Assistance see. While that has changed during the quarantine, as they have joined their colleagues in working from home, they have remained the initial gateway for clients to [...]

The Kindness Continues During COVID-19

By Margaret Peters, Administrative Assistant at the Village at Cataumet Working at a homeless shelter means coming to work every day. It does not matter if it is raining, if there is a blizzard, a hurricane or even a pandemic. [...]

Walk for Hope Wherever You Are

This year, we’re excited to announce our Walk for Hope is going virtual! This means you can walk wherever you are and take meaningful steps to connect our neighbors in need to safe, stable housing. Scheduled for Saturday, June 27 [...]

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