Housing Assistance Corporation Blog

Funding Support Grows for Yarmouth Housing Project

Posted by Julie Wake on Mon, Sep 17, 2012 @ 12:29 PM

The Yarmouth affordable Housing Trust awarded $190,000 to a new HAC project in West Yarmouth. Additionally, the Yarmouth board of selectmen approved the use of $625,000 in town Community Preservation Committee funding for the project; the CPC funding will go before the fall special town meeting for final approval. The 25-rental-unit Great Island project on Route 28 will include 17 one-bedroom apartments and eight two-bedroom apartments.

HAC is working with developers Kieran and Joan Healy on the Yarmouth apartments, which will be funded in part through the Mass. Department of Housing and Community Development’s Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program. Kieran Healy designed the complex and secured permitting. HAC will secure state and federal funding and eventually take over ownership of the property and manage tenant selection.

HAC is one of the largest developers of affordable housing for rent and purchase in our region. HAC has built over 400 homes and apartments for rent or purchase on Cape Cod, adding to the housing supply for families, seniors, veterans and the disabled. Projects completed in recent years include Kimber Woods, located in the village of West Barnstable, completed in 2009 (28 family rental units); Lombard Farm, West Barnstable, 2009 (12 senior rental units); Brush Hill, Yarmouth, 2009 (6 special-needs rental units); and Homesteads, Sandwich, 2008 (16 units of affordable home ownerships).

HAC has more than 200 affordable units that will be constructed in the next few years, including those in Sandwich (62 mixed rental units), Mashpee (10 family rental units), Barnstable (8 rental units for veterans and 40 mixed rental units), Yarmouth (25 mixed rental units), Dennis (27 family rental units) and Nantucket (40 homeownership units).

Tags: housing assistance corporation, Affordable Development on Cape Cod

Clay Pond Cove Opens Its Doors

Posted by Julie Wake on Tue, Sep 11, 2012 @ 11:38 AM
Nancy Nygard is the first resident at Clay Pond Cove in Bourne, a newly completed project with 45 rental units for seniors. She was picked number one in a housing lottery and chose a third-floor unit with a great view.
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Construction began last October on Clay Pond Cove, the second phase of HAC’s Canal Bluffs three-phase project. It was developed by HAC in partnership with Boston-based Preservation of Affordable Housing and built by Callahan Construction.

“They did a beautiful job,” said Gisele Gauthier, director of HAC’s housing development department. “We’ll be leasing apartments fast and furiously in the coming months and hope to have full occupancy by year’s end.”

Over Labor Day weekend, Clay Pond Cove’s third resident, Marcia Handy, was finishing moving in to her apartment. “I can’t wait to meet the other residents,” she said. “They’re gorgeous apartments, and living here is easier on my budget than where I was.”

Phase one of Canal Bluffs (28 family rental units) opened in 2009.

Tags: Senior Housing, housing assistance corporation, Housing on Cape Cod, Affordable Development on Cape Cod

CHAPA Regional Meeting Scheduled for Cape Cod

Posted by Julie Wake on Mon, Aug 27, 2012 @ 03:37 PM

Join HAC at the September 19th CHAPA (Citizens Housing and Planning Association) community meetings:

  • Meet Brenda Clement, CHAPA’s new Executive Director!
  • Recap of the highlights of CHAPA’s 2011-2012 initiatives and key changes in state housing policy!
  • Share your ideas about local affordable housing and community development!

Each year, CHAPA staff travel across Massachusetts for a series of meetings with housing professionals and advocates, community members , elected officials, and other stakeholders that want to expand access to affordable housing.  We use this as an opportunity to share updates with members in each region of the state and more importantly, to hear what you would like us to focus on in our public policy advocacy, research, and programs.  Please take this opportunity to meet Brenda, share your thoughts and ideas, and help inform our collective agenda for the coming legislative session and year ahead.  Light refreshments will be served. Please select a meeting and register online at http://www.chapa.org/event?month=2012-09

Tags: Homeless on Cape Cod, Housing on Cape Cod, CHAPA Regional Meeting Cape Cod, State budget, Affordable Development on Cape Cod