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 [...]

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 [...]

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