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Deadline for Mill Hill Residence is Approaching

Posted by HAC Staff on Thu, Jun 29, 2017 @ 12:35 PM

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HAC is encouraging residents and caretakers to apply for an affordable rental unit at Mill Hill Residence before the Friday, July 14 deadline. There are a total of eight affordable units available in the new senior living facility which is being constructed in West Yarmouth. 

The apartments are eligible to those over the age of 62 and who earn 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI) for Barnstable County. They include a mixture of assisted living units as well as memory care units. Those who work, live or have family whose children go to school in Barnstable County will be entered into a local pool; a certain number of units have been set aside for local preference applicants. 

HAC’s Cape Community Real Estate department is conducting the housing lottery for the eight Mill Hill affordable units. “The facility is fantastic,” said Gael Kelleher, HAC’s director of real estate. “We took a tour of Mill Hill last week and were just amazed at the beauty of the building itself.”

Kelleher said this represents a unique opportunity for applicants to get the care they need at a first-rate senior living facility at an affordable price.

Located at 164 Route 28, Mill Hill Residence will have a total of 75 units. It is scheduled to open in August.

Click here to download a lottery application. Hard copies can be picked up at Mill Hill Residences; Yarmouth Town Hall at 1146 Route 28 in South Yarmouth; all Yarmouth public libraries; and HAC’s office at 460 West Main Street in Hyannis.  Applications must be returned to HAC by 5 pm on July 14.

Mill Hill Residence is the latest facility to be built on Cape Cod by Maplewood Senior Living. The Connecticut-based company also operates Maplewood at Brewster and Maplewood at Mayflower Place in West Yarmouth.

Tags: Affordable Housing on Cape Cod, Senior Housing, Cape Community Real Estate, Mill Hill Residence, housing lottery

Local Realtors Give Back to HAC

Posted by HAC Staff on Wed, Dec 28, 2016 @ 04:28 PM

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At the beginning of December, Angela Philbrook (left) and Kimberly Koplow of Cape Cod Title & Escrow delivered several bags of home goods to HAC. The items were collected last month by Philbrook at her 3rd Annual Friendsgiving party in which local realtors, mortgage lenders and friends were encouraged to bring donations to support HAC’s shelter clients.

Among the items collected were bath towels, cutting boards, kitchen cutlery and pans, all donations that will be given to HAC clients as part of its Welcome Home Gift Basket program. The program provides basic household items to shelter clients when they make the transition from shelter into permanent housing.

Those interested in donating to the Welcome Home Gift Basket program can contact Mary Everett-Patriquin at volunteer@haconcapecod.org or at 508-771-5400, ext. 279. HAC is currently in need of new twin and queen bed sheets, bath towels and dishware.

You can learn more about the Welcome Home Gift Basket program by clicking this link

Tags: Welcome Home Gift Basket Drive, Philanthropy, donations, charitable giving

Tax Credits Ideal for Year-End Giving

Posted by HAC Staff on Wed, Dec 28, 2016 @ 04:01 PM

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As you prepare your year-end-giving, HAC has a tax credit program that can help you stretch your donation further.

The program is open to new donors and those who double their donation from the previous year. Only donations over the $1,000 threshold are eligible for the tax credits.

In return for your donation, you will receive half of it back in the form of a tax credit. This is on top of the federal tax deduction you are allowed to deduct from your taxes. So for a $1,000 donation, you will receive $500 back in tax credits. For a $5,000 donation, you will receive $2,500 back in tax credits. And for a $10,000 donation, you will receive $5,000 back in tax credits.

Those with little to no tax liability could even receive the balance of their credit back in the form of a check from the state.

Since 2014, HAC has been involved in the tax credit program which encourages charitable giving to organizations that are making a significant and positive impact in their communities.

To secure your tax credits before the end of the year, contact HAC’s Margaret Benaka at either mbenaka@haconcapecod.org or 508-771-5400, ext. 272 by noon on Friday, December 30.

Tags: Philanthropy, Margaret Benaka, Tax Credits, donations, Community Investment Tax Credit Program, charitable giving

Prevent Homelessness on Cape Cod While Doing Your Holiday Shopping

Posted by HAC Staff on Wed, Nov 30, 2016 @ 06:30 AM

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The Dennis-Yarmouth Ecumenical Council for the Prevention of Homelessness (DYECH), which supports HAC’s Project Prevention, has gift cards available for purchase to over 100 stores, restaurants and movie theaters (from Amazon to Zappos). When you purchase gift cards through this program, merchants give a percentage of the sale to homelessness prevention. For example, if you buy a $25 gift card for the Gap, your gift card is worth the full $25, but the Gap donates 14 percent ($3.50) to Project Prevention.

All of the money raised through this program is given directly to families in need, providing them with emergency funds so they can remain in their homes and off the streets. To purchase gift cards, go to www.shopwithscrip.com. The enrollment code to help DYECH and HAC is 561B698219989.

Cards can be picked up at Yarmouth Appliance Clinic at 61 White’s Path in Yarmouth one week after you place your order. Don’t forget to place your order early!

If you have questions about the program please email DYECH at dyech@comcast.net

Tags: DYECH, Project Prevention, homeless prevention, Gift Cards for prevention, holiday shopping

Trivia Night in Dennis

Posted by HAC Staff on Fri, Oct 14, 2016 @ 11:34 AM

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Test your knowledge against other trivia buffs this Friday, October 21, from 6 to 9:30 pm at The Sea View in Dennis Port, all to support a great cause. The event will go to benefit FORWARD (Friends Or Relatives With Autism & Related Disabilities) which is partnering with HAC to build housing for adults with developmental disabilities on 4.9 acres of land in Dennis.

Tickets for Friday's Trivia Night are $50 per person and both individuals and teams are encouraged to sign up. Team prizes will be awarded for first place ($500), second place ($200) and third place ($100). Food is included as part of the event which will also feature a silent and live auction.

To purchase tickets online, click this link. You can also purchase tickets by making a check out to F.O.R.W.A.R.D., P.O. Box 1174, South Dennis, MA 02660. For more information, call 508-385-4664.

Tags: fundraiser, FORWARD at the Rock, trivia night

Tax Credits Put Money Back in Your Pocket!

Posted by HAC Staff on Fri, Sep 30, 2016 @ 05:46 PM

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HAC has a limited amount of tax credits available as an incentive to increase your donation to support the agency’s housing programs on Cape Cod and the islands. The state put the tax program in place to encourage people to give more to organizations like HAC than they have in the past.

Tax credits are available only for those who donate over $1,000 with the goal of getting new donors and having current donors double their donation as they will receive half back in their taxes next year. So for those donating:

  • $1,000, you will receive $500 in tax credits back.
  • $5,000, you will receive $2,500 in tax credits back.
  • $10,000, you will receive $5,000 in tax credits back.
This credit is on top of the federal tax deduction you are allowed to deduct from your taxes.

Those with little to no tax liability could even receive the balance of their credit back in the form of a check from the state.

The best part of the program is that it allows your dollars to go further in supporting HAC’s mission.

For more information or to reserve your tax credits contact Margaret Benaka at mbenaka@haconcapecod.org or at 508-771-5400, ext. 272.

Tags: Tax Credits, donations, Community Investment Tax Credit Program

HAC's Constituency Committee

Posted by HAC Staff on Tue, Apr 05, 2016 @ 01:57 PM

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DID YOU KNOW? 

HAC's Board of Directors has a Constituency Committee. You can see a list of its members by clicking here and scrolling down.

The constituency committee is made up of current and former HAC clients. Its purpose is to represent client interests to the board of directors. 

If you're a client, is there something you'd like the board to know? Or do you have a question, concern or suggestion for improving a HAC program? Then you can contact the Constituency Committee about this. 

You can reach the Constituency Committee by email at clients@haconcapecod.org. The e-mail box is monitored by the committee's HAC staff liaison. All inquiries will be kept confidential. 

Tags: Constituency Committee

Volunteers Bring Holiday Cheer to Angel House Clients

Posted by HAC Staff on Fri, Feb 12, 2016 @ 11:56 AM

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This past December, clients at Angel House enjoyed a holiday day meal with all the fixings and a visit from St. Nick thanks to the generosity of Ron Winner from Shepley Wood Products, John and Kathy Weisblatt of Harwich, Jack Delaney of West Barnstable, Marianne Sullivan from Sullivan & Sullivan Auctioneers and Ms. Sullivan’s father, Fred Sullivan. Deanna Bussiere from HAC also helped to prepare the meal for the families.

Tags: Angel House

HAC's Telethon to Address Region's Homelessness Issues

Posted by HAC Staff on Thu, Dec 03, 2015 @ 12:08 PM
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Join us for one of our most festive events of the year – the 12th Annual Shelter Cape Cod Telethon – that embodies the spirit of the season.

Set for Wednesday, December 9, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Cape Cod Community Media Center in Dennis, this event will be co-hosted by WCAI’s Mindy Todd and Cape Cod Broadcasting’s Matt Pitta and will showcase holiday entertainment mixed in with nearly 40 guests discussing the housing issues facing Cape Cod.

On-air guests will include local politicians, business leaders and people in the field of human services, many of whom work on the front lines of the homelessness issue.

Tune in the night of the event to watch all or part of the show on cable access Channel 98 or online at www.CapeMedia.org.

Those unable to watch live can still support the telethon and HAC’s shelter program by clicking this link and making a tax-deductible donation.

Your generosity will allow us to continue providing temporary shelter for those most in need in our community so we can ultimately move them into safe, stable housing. 

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Tags: Shelter Cape Cod Telethon

Support HAC's Project Prevention Program This Holiday Season

Posted by HAC Staff on Mon, Nov 30, 2015 @ 12:19 PM

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Do you plan on purchasing gift cards for your loved ones this holiday season? Then there's a way for you to do so that will prevent families on Cape Cod from becoming homeless without costing you anything extra. 

The offer is being run by the Dennis-Yarmouth Ecumenical Council for the Homeless (DYECH) which raises funds directly for our Project Prevention program.

DYECh has a limited amount of gift cards available for purchase to over 100 stores, restaurants and movie theaters (from Ace Hardware to Zappos). Click here for the full list of participating businesses.

When you purchase gift cards through this program, merchants give a percentage of the sale to homelessness prevention. For example, if you buy a $25 gift card for the Gap, your gift card is worth the full $25, but the Gap donates 14 percent ($3.50) to Project Prevention. All of the money raised through this program is given directly to families in need, allowing them to remain in their homes and off the streets and out of shelter. 

You can either purchase gift cards using the form above or go directly to www.shopwithscrip.com. Follow the instructions to register and note you must use the following enrollment code (copy and paste it) to support DYECH and HAC: 561B698219989. 

Certificates can be picked up at Yarmouth Appliance Clinic at 61 White’s Path in Yarmouth one week after you place your order. Because this is a popular program, it is recommended you place your orders early. 

If you have questions about the program please email DYECH directly at dyech@comcast.net.

Tags: Project Prevention