Housing and Homelessness

Housing and Homelessness

National Low Income Housing Coalition

Our goals are to preserve existing federally assisted homes and housing resources, expand the supply of low income housing, and establish housing stability as the primary purpose of federal low income housing policy.

HUD Find Shelter resource

Directory of shelters

Cape and Islands Regional Network on Homelessness

This is a county-wide entity. It meets quarterly. Its work is directed by a two-year regional plan (2012-14) with goals related to access to safe, stable, accessible and affordable housing; improving health through engagement and stabilization; improving economic security; specific outreach and services for the chrimically homeless, veterans, families, youth, and seniors.

MA Joint Committee on Housing

senate and house contact information

Coalition on Human Needs

issues affecting low-income and other vulnerable populations.

MassAccessHousing Registry

Massachusetts Accessible Housing Registry

National Coalition for the Homeless

The National Coalition for the Homeless is a national network of people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, activists and advocates, community-based and faith-based service providers, and others committed to a single mission. Includes a list of references

CHAPA (Citizen’s Housing and Planning Association)

affordable housing and community development activities. Programs to connect people with affordable rental and homeownership opportunities

Homeless not Hopeless, Inc.

educating and advocating for the needs of the Homeless Community

MA Homeless Shelter Directory

Harwich Ecumenical Council for the Homeless

Homeless Prevention Council

addresses need for case management services in the towns of Lower and Outer Cape

Housing Assistance Corp/HAC

Housing Assistance Corporation was founded in 1974 as a pilot project to test the use of rental vouchers to help secure housing for year-round workers on Cape Cod. Since that time, their programs have expanded to assist more than 175,000 low- and middle income households on Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.

Lower Cape Community Housing Partnership

The Community Development Partnership supports an array of programs that strengthen our Lower Cape community, providing greater opportunities for all who live here to thrive.

Homeless Not Hopeless

Help homeless men and women get off the street

Habitat for Humanity

Teaching occupational and life skills that will lead to independent living.

Lower Cape Outreach Council

Training them to deal with medical, psychological, spiritual and addiction issues.

MA Department of Transitional Assistance

Helping those who are capable to find employment or volunteer their time.

Community Action Committee of Cape Cod & Islands, Inc.

Facilitating goal-setting and acquisition of financial assistance for residents.

Barnstable Housing Authority

Providing shelter including kitchen facilities where they learn to live cooperatively with others.

Bourne Housing Authority

Educating and advocating for the needs of the Homeless Community

Brewster Housing Authority

town housing authority offering a number of services

Chatham Housing Authority

town housing authority offering a number of services

Dennis Housing Authority

town housing authority offering a number of services

Falmouth Housing Authority

town housing authority offering a number of services

Harwich Housing Authority

town housing authority offering a number of services

Harwic Ecumenical Council for Housing

Since its creation, HECH has grown into a professionally managed, multi-service organization, while still maintaining its grassroots commitment to low and moderate income families. HECH has developed affordable housing providing both rental and homeownership opportunities to stabilize Cape communities. Today, HECH self-manages a portfolio of 50 rental units. It also administers rental assistance programs funded by local municipalities; oversees town funded housing rehabilitation programs for emergency home repairs for qualifying residents; manages the Libby Arnold Stevens Resident Stabilization Fund providing emergency assistance to residents of Barnstable County; and continues to actively help families’ access affordability resources and assistance from a variety of sources.

Mashpee Housing Authority

town housing authority offering a number of services

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Member Housing Assistance

Housing services for the Mashpee Wampanoag Nation

Provincetown Housing Authority

town housing authority offering a number of services

Sandwich Housing Authority

town housing authority offering a number of services

Wellfleet Housing Authority

town housing authority offering a number of services

Yarmouth Housing Authority

town housing authority offering a number of services

Your Rights as a tenant

Women Renter Rights

Legal information on Women’s Renter Rights

Mass Housing

home ownership and renter payment assistance, educational prorams on housing stability fair housing, older adults in community, youth in housing,

Mass Housing: Tools for addressing tenancy issues

MCO Housing Services

affordable housing ownership and rental assistance. Includes list of guidelines for homebuyers and renters, downpayment assistance, etc.

SHI (subsidized housing inventory

used to measure a community’s stock of low-or moderate-income housing for the purposes of M.G.L. Chapter 40B, the Comprehensive Permit Law

MAHA: Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance

Breaking down barriers for first-time and first-gen homebuyers and closing the racial wealth gap!

Mass Emergency Housing Assistance Programs

Find information about who can assist you in this time of need and give you guidance on shelter services.s.gov/emergency-housing-assistance-programs

Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance

directory of member agencies and partners to pilot and scale innovative programs that have already helped thousands of people move into permanent housing.

Community Development Partnership

Housing is a top priority for us. If we want to build a healthy economy, we know that first we need safe, affordable, year-round places for people to live.