Speak Up for Housing

Housing Assistance hosts advocacy training workshops to give residents the education, resources, tools and support to speak up in favor of affordable housing that is sorely needed in across Cape Cod.

“We need to ensure we have engaged residents who will let their towns know that we need to create housing locals can afford. It’s critical for our communities and year-round economy.” – Alisa Magnotta, CEO Housing Assistance 

Why Get Involved?

Your voice matters. Town officials across the region need to hear that you care about solving our region’s housing crisis!

How? You can attend town board meetings and Town Meetings, or call and email our town officials to ask them to prioritize housing that will address the housing crisis.

Civic Engagement Workshops

Nervous about speaking in front of a town board? Housing Assistance and Leadership Cape Cod have joined forces to train residents to speak up for affordable and accessible housing.

Become A Housing Advocate: Learn how to frame an issue and be impactful

  • April 20th – Housing Assistance,

Housing Happy Hour: Come socialize and meet other housing advocates

Take Your Seat: Learn how to take a leadership role in town government

  • Harbor View Conference Room, 3195 Main Street, Barnstable

Ready to Speak Up for Housing?

Join the Housing to Protect Cape Cod coalition!

Housing Assistance founded the Housing to Protect Cape Cod coalition in partnership with the Cape Cod and the Islands Realtors, the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce and the Homebuilders and Remodelers Association of Cape Cod in 2021. Our goal is to empower our neighbors to speak up for, and support, year-round housing on Cape Cod. 

Sign up with HPCC to learn more.

If you’d like additional talking points and support for attending a town meeting, please contact us at advocacy@haconcapecod.org

Housing Institute

Join us for live and recorded webinars to learn how town government works.

Housing Trusts 101
This on-demand webinar explains Housing Trusts and how you can start one in your town. Time: 1hr 13 min.

Stay tuned for future webinars as part of this series!

housing to protect cape cod

Rent 365 Landlord Resources

Housing Assistance also provides free resources for landlords through Rent 365. We train municipal officials to promote affordable and attainable housing in their towns, and we train residents to become advocates for changes in town policy to support housing.

Want more information on the housing crisis? Check out these reports:

Housing on Cape Cod: The High Cost of Doing Nothing

Housing on Cape Cod Report

Concord Group Report

Missing Middle