Shared Regional Housing Services Program

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The Barnstable County Department of Human Services is pleased to announce the creation of a Shared Regional Housing Services Program. Established by County Ordinance 23-03 and funded with an appropriation from the Barnstable County American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) award, the Shared Regional Housing Services Program will be organized by the contracted consultant, Barrett Planning Group, LLC (BPG), in collaboration with and overseen by the Barnstable County Department of Human Services.

The preliminary work of this Program is set to commence on July 1, 2023, and is fully funded through June 30, 2025. During Program Year 1, the initiative seeks to advance the work of affordable housing and address existing issues.

Program Development work during year one includes tasks such as updating and enhancing the County’s existing municipal and affordable housing stakeholders contact list; establishing a Regional Affordable Housing database; develop or adopt universal templates for affordable housing documents such as deed restrictions, monitoring checklist, local preference documentation checklist, eligible purchaser certificates, etc.

During year two, we anticipate building on the foundational work of year one and expanding programming by engaging in municipal support activities to our 15 communities by providing experienced technical assistance on a broad range of affordable housing tasks that align with each community’s unique needs.

For more information on the Regional Housing Services Program, contact Joseph Pacheco, Director of Human Services, at