Housing and Homelessness
Our goals are to preserve existing federally assisted homes and housing resources, expand the supply of low income housing, and establish housing stability as the primary purpose of federal low income housing policy.
This is a county-wide entity. It meets quarterly. Its work is directed by a two-year regional plan (2012-14) with goals related to access to safe, stable, accessible and affordable housing; improving health through engagement and stabilization; improving economic security; specific outreach and services for the chronically homeless, veterans, families, youth, and seniors.
The National Coalition for the Homeless is a national network of people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, activists and advocates, community-based and faith-based service providers, and others committed to a single mission. Includes a list of references.
Affordable housing and community development activities. Programs to connect people with affordable rental and homeownership opportunities.
Housing Assistance Corporation was founded in 1974 as a pilot project to test the use of rental vouchers to help secure housing for year-round workers on Cape Cod. Since that time, their programs have expanded to assist more than 175,000 low- and middle income households on Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.
Since its creation, HECH has grown into a professionally managed, multi-service organization, while still maintaining its grassroots commitment to low and moderate income families. HECH has developed affordable housing providing both rental and homeownership opportunities to stabilize Cape communities. Today, HECH self-manages a portfolio of 50 rental units. It also administers rental assistance programs funded by local municipalities; oversees town funded housing rehabilitation programs for emergency home repairs for qualifying residents; manages the Libby Arnold Stevens Resident Stabilization Fund providing emergency assistance to residents of Barnstable County; and continues to actively help families’ access affordability resources and assistance from a variety of sources.
Affordable housing ownership and rental assistance. Includes list of guidelines for homebuyers and renters, downpayment assistance, etc.
Hunger and Food Security
The purpose of Cape Kid Meals (CKM) is to raise awareness of Cape Cod families challenged with food security, and to provide food for the school-aged children of these families on weekends when access to school breakfast/lunch programs are not available.
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