Year-Round Market Rate Rental Housing Trust
On 11/3/16, the Governor signed Chapter 305, Acts of 2016 legislation into law 2016! The 2016 ATM re-affirmed approval along with another $500,000- 5/4/16 approved at ballot box bringing total funds to $1.5 million. Trustees were appointed in 2017. They immediately pursued a unique opportunity to acquire a 26 unit former timeshare condo resort in bankruptcy - Harbor Hill! After significant effort and with support by the Town, the Trust closed on the acquisition in September 2018. Renovations began on 7/29/19 and were complete in March 2020. with Housing Choice financial assistance, 2 new ADA units were created. 28 year-round market rate rentals were 100% occupied in October 2020.
Housing Assistance Corp. Classes
All classes are held in Conference Room A at Housing Assistance Corporation, 460 West Main Street, Hyannis.
Homebuyer Education: for first-time homebuyers, four [$60].
Creating a budget: free, one session.
Completing Housing Applications: free, one-session.
Home Forever: for homeowners, $25, three sessions.
Community Resources: learn how to live more economically, free, one-session.
Rebuilding Your Credit: $17 includes tri-merged credit report, one session,
Be a Smart Tenant: free, one-session.
Opening the Door: deciding whether to rent or buy, free, one session
Homeless Prevention Council
The Homeless Prevention Council works to prevent homelessness before it happens in the eight towns of the Lower and Outer Cape (Chatham, Harwich, Brewster, Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown). They provide comprehensive case management, which includes planning, advocacy and referral services to appropriate resources. The Community Housing Council has approved a request for $10,000 from the Affordable Housing Trust Fund to fund an emergency housing assistance program administered for Provincetown residents under a grant agreement with the Homeless Prevention Council
If you are having difficulty with mortgage or rent payments, or foresee challenges with expected expenses, please contact them at 508/255-9667. They may be able to help you.
Community Development Partnership
Lower Cape Community Development Partnership, formerly known as the Lower Cape Cod Community Development Corporation, is a community based non-profit organization created in 1992 by community leaders and activists who believed the eight towns of the Lower Cape needed an organization focused on affordable housing and economic development issues unique to the area. The CDP offers first-time home buyer courses, small business programs and holds a waitlist for various rental properties on the Lower/Outer Cape. Call 800/220-6202.
Lower Cape Outreach Council:
The mission of the Lower Cape Outreach Council is to provide emergency assistance of food clothing and financial support to individuals and families in Brewster, Chatham, Eastham, Harwich, Orleans, Provincetown, Truro and Wellfleet which will lead to healthy, productive and self-sustaining lives as part of the Cape Cod community. Call:508/240-0694.
Housing Assistance Corporation
Housing Assistance Corporation of Cape Cod Housing Assistance Corporation delivers housing and employment services that help Cape and islands residents secure homes that are safe, stable and healthy. HAC offers a continuum of housing programs that evolve with the changing needs of the community. In addition to rental subsidies, HAC offers housing consumer education, training and assistance; emergency and ongoing shelter for individuals and families; homelessness prevention; weatherization and energy rehab; and affordable housing development. Call: 508/771-5400.
Provincetown Housing Authority
The Provincetown Housing Authority is a public agency with the primary mission to develop safe and affordable housing for low income households and operate various rental housing units for family, elderly, and people with disabilities. Call: 508/487-0434.
Provincetown Council on Aging
Since 1972, the Senior Center has been a welcoming resource and activity center for older adults and their families. Their mission is to promote the well-being and independence of older residents by identifying their needs and interests, developing supportive programs, coordinating community services and advocating on their behalf. Call: 508/487-7080