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Affordably Priced Hyannis Condo

Posted by HAC Staff on Fri, Jun 07, 2019 @ 03:55 PM

Sea Meadow Village Listing (June 2019)

This one-bedroom, one-bath Hyannis condo in Sea Meadow Village is available for $100,233 and comes with an affordable deed restriction. There is also a $509 monthly condo fee.

This first-floor unit has a slider that leads to a nice, relaxing back deck. It also has its own private laundry. Located at 720 Pitchers Way, it’s in close proximity to area restaurants, shops, and beaches.

Eligible applicants must be first-time homebuyers with certain restrictions; earn at or below 80 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI) for Barnstable County; and have less than $75,000 in household assets.

To download an application, click this link. 

Tags: home ownership, Cape Community Real Estate, Nonprofit Real Estate, real estate listings, first-time homebuyer, Hyannis

New Home Available in Brewster

Posted by HAC Staff on Fri, May 24, 2019 @ 05:51 PM

White Rock Commons (May 2019)

Located at White Rock Road, this new 3-bedroom home is priced at $189,000 and comes with an affordable deed restriction.

Eligible applicants must be first-time homebuyers, with certain exceptions, and earn no more than 80 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI) for Barnstable County. Household assets must be no more than $75,000.

Click this link for an application. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 31. For more details, contact Gael Kelleher at 508-771-5400, ext. 284 or ccre@haconcapecod.org

To view more affordable listings, visit www.capecommunityrealestate.org

Tags: Gael Kelleher, Cape Community Real Estate, homeownership, real estate listings, affordable homeownership, Brewster

Housing Assistance Joins Future Cape Cod Coalition

Posted by HAC Staff on Thu, Mar 07, 2019 @ 12:11 PM

Future Cape Cod (March 2019)

With Cape Cod towns set to receive an influx of revenue from the state's recent adoption of the short-term rental tax, Housing Assistance Corporation has joined together with three other organizations to ensure resources are allocated to fund the region's future infrastructure needs.  

Those organizations — Association to Preserve Cape Cod (APCC), Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, Cape Cod & Islands Association of Realtors (CCIAOR) and Housing Assistance — have formed the Future Cape Cod Coalition. 

Together, they are asking each of the 15 towns on Cape Cod to direct at least 50% of the local option rooms excise tax to an Infrastructure and Community Investment Stabilization Fund. That fund would support housing, wastewater, broadband, transportation, and competitive marketing projects. 

The coalition has drafted a model bylaw for communities to adopt this spring. That bylaw would create a town-managed fund which will will be controlled exclusively by each town for projects it chooses at its own discretion. 

"Because of the efforts of the Cape Cod delegation, Cape Cod towns are posed to receive a once-in-a-generation revenue infusion thanks to the inclusion of short-term rentals in the new occupancy tax law," said Housing Assistance CEO Alisa Magnotta Galazzi. "We have one opportunity to ensure new revenue is used for long-agreed-upon, yet chronically underfunded infrastructure and community investment that Cape Codders need to thrive, now and into the future." 

Andrew Gottlieb, executive director of APCC, said "setting aside the new revenue before it gets absorbed into general operating budgets and before the ability to invest strategically in long-term municipal needs is lost, is critical." 

On the heels of Housing Assistance's new report, "Housing on Cape Cod: The High Cost of Doing Nothing", the Coalition pointed out the urgency that both residents and employers are facing with the housing crisis. "Businesses face a double-hit," said Cape Cod Chamber CEO Wendy Northcross. "Increasingly steeper housing costs are causing employers to pay more, passing that cost onto consumers; and year-round customers to have less disposable income to spend in the local economy.' 

"The market has not produced the type of housing our workforce needs, and we must invest in housing planning, re-zoning, and production to make that correction," Galazzi added. "Safe, attainable housing for all income levels and lifestyles is the key to our sustainability and could be the number one improvement to the health of our economy as a whole."  

SIGN THE OPEN LETTER TO LOCAL OFFICIALS

As a Cape Cod resident, you have the power to ensure your community invests in its long-term future. All you have to do is click this link, and sign the open letter asking that your local officials spend short-term rental money on long-term investments in your town. 

Visit www.FutureCapeCod.com and follow Future Cape Cod on Facebook (click here) for more info and to stay updated on our progress. 

 

Tags: Affordable Housing on Cape Cod, Housing on Cape Cod, CCIAOR, Alisa Galazzi, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, year-round housing, Future Cape Cod, occupancy tax law, short term rental tax, infrastructure, local option rooms excise tax

Convert Your Seasonal Rental to Year-Round

Posted by HAC Staff on Mon, Jan 07, 2019 @ 03:20 PM

 

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You can help solve Cape Cod's housing shortage, earn consistent income, and reduce the headaches of dealing with short-term seasonal renters.

Homeowners with units that are currently rented seasonally can join Rent 365 and receive a $1,000 signing bonus upon completing a year-round lease.

Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC) also provides homeowners exclusive access to our professional expertise in the rental industry and a solid understanding of best practices related to Massachusetts' landlord/tenant rules to guide homeowners every step of the way.

contact: David Quinn, dquinn@haconcapecod.org, (508) 771-5400 x288

 

Tags: year round rentals, rental housing, housing crisis, Rent 365, housing inventory, year-round housing

Get Trained to Advocate for Better Housing Solutions!

Posted by HAC Staff on Mon, Jan 07, 2019 @ 02:38 PM

 

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As part of last year's Cape Housing Advocacy Training, State Senator Julian Cyr talked about the importance of getting involved in housing issues in your community. 

In February and March, Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC) and Community Development Partnership (CDP) will offer free Cape Housing Advocacy Training, an interactive workshop that will provide people throughout the region with the tools to support affordable housing in their communities.

Register Today

Recent studies have shown that there is shortage of 4,500 units of housing in our region that is driving many working families and lower-income households, as well as the businesses and customers that rely on them, into crisis. To meet this housing need, towns have to change their housing planning and policies. This workshop gives people the information and practice they need so that their message will be heard by decision makers in our region.

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Christy Donovan provided last year's participants with tips on how to improve their public speaking when they want to speak up in favor of public housing initiatives in their town. 

HAC will be organizing free training sessions on the Upper Cape and Mid-Cape while CDP will be organizing sessions on the Lower Cape and Outer Cape. Participants must pre-register and can do so here

Tags: Community Development Partnership, Cape Community Housing Partnership, Cape Housing Advocacy Training, housing crisis, housing advocacy

Newly Renovated Ranch

Posted by HAC Staff on Mon, Nov 26, 2018 @ 04:42 PM

 

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This pristine 2-bedroom, 1-bath ranch at 338 Sam Turner Road in East Falmouth, has seen plenty of TLC in recent years with several renovations that include a stunning finished basement.

Priced at $180,540, this affordable home comes with central air.

Eligible applicants must be first-time homebuyers, earn at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI) for Barnstable County, and have no more than $75,000 in household assets. The home comes with an affordable housing deed restriction. 

Click this link to download an application. If you have questions or need additional info, please contact HAC Director of Real Estate Gael Kelleher at ccre@haconcapecod.org or 508-771-5400, ext. 284.

To view more homes for sale, visit www.capecommunityrealestate.org

Tags: Gael Kelleher, Cape Community Real Estate, affordable housing, Falmouth, real estate listings

Support HAC Through AmazonSmile

Posted by HAC Staff on Tue, Oct 30, 2018 @ 12:50 PM

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Did you know that you can enhance your support of Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC) by shopping online at AmazonSmile

That's because Amazon's sister site donates .5 percent of each eligible purchase to the charity of your choice. 

With the holiday season approaching, you can purchase gifts for a loved one, all while supporting HAC's mission to ensure all on Cape Cod and the Islands have access to safe, secure, decent housing.

Every donation HAC receives through AmazonSmile adds up, helping strengthen HAC's programs and services. It's a perfect opportunity to enhance your giving at a time when our clients need it the most. 

To support HAC, simply go to www.smile.amazon.com, enter your Amazon account info as you normally would, and designate Housing Assistance Corp. as your charity of choice. 

Tags: AmazonSmile, holiday shopping, charitable giving, holiday giving

HAC's Big Fix Challenge

Posted by HAC Staff on Thu, Sep 13, 2018 @ 01:36 PM

Big Fix

If you follow HAC's Facebook page, then you know our CEO Alisa Magnotta Galazzi, pictured above with our COO Walter Phinney, has been issuing a challenge for residents, business owners, volunteers, and community leaders to step up and make a difference at this month's Big Fix in Harwich.

With 9 Big Fix fundraising teams consisting of 37 fundraisers, nearly $40,000 has already been raised. The public has embraced the challenge by raising funds to not only support this year's Big Fix, but to enable the agency to conduct the type of work that makes the annual day of service so meaningful to residents.

Now we're challenging YOU to accept the Big Fix Challenge. All you have to do is make your own video, explain why housing is important to you and/or you're participating in the Big Fix and tag two friends. And share the video on our Facebook page.

You can also make a donation by clicking this link so we can expand the reach and impact of this year's Big Fix.

Tags: social media, Big Fix, Fix-A-Thon, Harwich, Harwich Big Fix, Big Fix Challenge, Facebook

Independent Living for Seniors

Posted by HAC Staff on Fri, Mar 16, 2018 @ 05:50 PM

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A wonderful opportunity exists for those over the age of 62 to move into a lovely 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo at Wise Living, a modern independent senior living community in Orleans. Located at 18 West Road, Unit 302, this condo includes 24-hour concierge service and building security. The facility has several guest amenities, including a dining area, library, solarium, kitchen, activity area, and exercise room.

Priced at $144,600, the unit comes with a deed restriction and is available for seniors whose household income is at or below $47,600 for one person or $54,400 for two people. Household assets can be no more than $275,000. There is a monthly condo fee of $717.

Click this link to download an application. And click here to see more affordable listings from HAC's Cape Community Real Estate (CCRE). When you purchase or sell a home through CCRE, all fees go back to Housing Assistance Corporation, supporting our housing programs on Cape Cod and the Islands. 

Tags: Senior Housing, Cape Community Real Estate, affordable housing, affordable homeownership, seniors, Wise Living, Orleans

Garden-Style Chatham Condo

Posted by HAC Staff on Thu, Mar 15, 2018 @ 01:51 PM

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A two-bedroom, two-full bath, garden-style condo exists at 15 Balfour Lane, Unit S, in Chatham. An end unit, the condo offers 1,200-square-feet of first-floor living at an affordable price of $193,000, which includes a resale restriction. The condo fee is $187 per month. 

Eligible applicants must be first-time homebuyers, with certain exceptions; earn at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI) for Barnstable County; and have less than $75,000 in household assets. 

Click this link for an application. And click this link to see more homes currently on the market through our Cape Community Real Estate (CCRE). 

Should you have any questions about this or any other property currently being listed by CCRE, do not hesitate to contact us at either 508-771-5400, ext. 285 or ccre@haconcapecod.org

Tags: CCRE, Cape Community Real Estate, Nonprofit Real Estate, affordable housing, real estate listings, Chatham, affordable homeownership