Volunteer Coffee Hour 

The first Wednesday of the month at 10 am at Housing Assistance Corporation, 460 West Main Street, Hyannis.

Learn more about HAC and how you can get involved. This monthly coffee hour is a brief overview of what HAC does, who we serve, and what volunteer opportunities are available. Meets usually every first Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. for one hour. RSVP here!

HAC's Annual Meeting & Volunteer Recognition (Thursday, April 7)

An evening that brings HAC staff, volunteers, supporters and donors together to celebrate the previous year's accomplishments while recognizing the wonderful work being done in the community by individuals, organizations and businesses that align with HAC's mission to ensure all on Cape Cod have safe, stable and decent place to live. 

For details, contact Laura Reckford at 508-771-5400, ext. 273, or at

Housing With Love Walk (Monday, July 11 - Sunday, July 17)

Join Housing Assistance Corporation’s walk team for the 23rd Annual Housing with Love Walk, a seven-day walk spanning the length of Cape Cod. The walk benefits local non-profits, raising money and awareness for Cape Cod housing agencies. HAC will be walking as a group on Sunday, July 19. The HAC Walk Team will gather on the Falmouth Village Green at 11 a.m. to walk 3.5 miles to Woods Hole. Click the above Housing With Love Walk link to donate.

The Cape Cod Quahog Challenge (Sunday, August 7)

The Quahog Challenge is a competition to find the tastiest stuffed clam on Cape Cod. The winner gets bragging and marketing rights for The Best Stuffed Quahog on Cape Cod.

The event, started in 2015, features celebrity judges; a special guest of honor (Doug the Quahog); and live entertainment. Funds raised will go to Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC), a 42-year-old nonprofit providing housing services and solutions to Cape Cod and the Islands. 

Click here to LIKE the Quahog Challenge on Facebook!

HAC's Big Fix (Brewster, TBA Fall 2016)

A day of service aimed at making small home improvements to local veterans, seniors and the disabled. Now in its seventh year, the Big Fix has been to Barnstable, Dennis, Sandwich, Mashpee, Yarmouth and Bourne. In 2016, it comes to Brewster where we hope over 200 volunteers will come out to make a big difference in the lives of their neighbors in need.  

Shelter Cape Cod Telethon (Thursday, December 8)

The Shelter Cape Cod Telethon is a major fundraiser to support all of Housing Assistance Corporation’s shelters: The NOAH Shelter, Angel House Shelter, Carriage House Shelter, and The Village at Cataumet Shelter.

HAC Classes & Workshops 

Throughout the year, HAC offers the following classes: Rebuilding Your Credit, Homebuyer Education (for first-time homebuyers) and Home Forever (for homeowners). Click here for more information and schedules.

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Sponsorships for our events are available. Without your support, events like these would not be possible. Levels of sponsorship range from $100 to $10,000, with benefits applicable to each level. Sponsorship provides an opportunity to advertise your business and also allows you to contribute to work that stabilizes the Cape Cod economy.

Please contact Deanna Bussiere at or 508-771-5400, ext. 270, to learn more about our events and sponsorship opportunities.

HAC in the News

Linens, canned goods much-needed at shelters

Posted on Wed, Nov 10, 2010

MID CAPE — If you’re like most people, you could always use more room on your closet shelves. The Housing Assistance Corporation in Hyannis has the perfect solution.

“There are certain things we always need very much,” said Allison Rice, vice president of operations for HAC, which operates the NOAH Shelter and numerous transitional shelters for homeless single parents and families with children.

Towels and bedding, including sheets, pillowcases, blankets and comforters, top Rice’s list of “most wanted” donations. For those who wish to go a step further, new pillows are constantly in short supply. “At NOAH, Angel House and the Villages at Cataumet especially, blankets and pillows are desperately needed,” Rice said.

Angel House in Hyannis works with families recovering from alcohol or other drug abuse, providing a structured and secure environment where parents and children can be reunited and recover from the dual traumas of substance abuse and homelessness. Many of these children attend Barnstable and Dennis-Yarmouth schools.

“We have this constant need because when people move out, we let them take their bedding with them,” Rice said. “Health codes require that we give each person his or her own new pillow, so donations of new pillows are desperately needed.”

Non-perishable food items and canned goods are in short supply at the family shelters. “They go pretty fast, and families in crisis, with no permanent address, depend on direct donations for their food,” Rice says. “Just normal, family-size packages are so very much appreciated.”

Donations of linens and non-perishable food items may be dropped off at Housing Assistance Corporation, 460 West Main St., Hyannis.