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HUD Awards over $2.2M to Cape and Islands Homelessness Programs

The award is part of HUD’s annual Continuum of Care Competition Awards through its FY22 appropriation 

March 31, 2023 (Barnstable, MA) – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced the 2022 Continuum of Care (CoC) awards. The Cape and Islands CoC received $2.2 million dollars in funding to aid efforts by nonprofit and government providers to quickly rehouse individuals and families experiencing homelessness, while providing support to minimize the trauma often associated with dislocation. 

As the lead entity for the Cape and Islands CoC, the Department of Human Services is responsible for submission of an annual Consolidated Application. Grantees include Barnstable County, Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC), Catholic Social Services, Duffy Health Center, the MA Dept. of Mental Health, Sandwich Housing Authority, and Independence House, all of whom were fully funded as requested. Funding through the CoC program provides permanent supportive housing for 117 chronically homeless individuals on the Cape and Islands and covers administrative and operational costs. 

“This year’s CoC award builds upon the momentum of last year’s award as it represents consecutive year-over-year increases in funding,” said Joseph Pacheco, Barnstable County’s Director of Human Services. “We appreciate the partnership of both HUD and our regional community partners in making these critical services a reality for those most in need.” 

Nationally, HUD announced over $2.76B in funding to thousands of local homelessness housing and service programs across the United States. The awards, announced by HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge, will provide funding to communities to help individuals and families experiencing homelessness move into permanent housing with access to supportive services, with the overarching goal of long-term stability.  

The list of grantees and funded projects for all states and territories is available at:


The mission of the Department of Human Services is to plan, develop, and implement programs that enhance the overall delivery of human services in Barnstable County and promote the health and social well-being of County residents through regional efforts that improve coordination of services. For more information, visit us at Human Services Archive – Barnstable County (

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