Residents and Town Leaders Explore Solutions to Housing Crisis at Harwich Huddles
Teachers, firefighters and other residents are being “priced out of paradise,” Alan Hall, director of facilities at Outer Cape Health, told a room of about 40 people at a recent Harwich town huddle. The solution to the housing crisis, according..
Workshop offers Tips and Tools for New Housing Advocates
Speaking up for housing makes sense to many would-be advocates, but, for some, public speaking can be intimidating. That’s why Housing Assistance is hosting a series of workshops aimed at making people more comfortable with taking a public stand. The..
Town Huddles Convene to Advance HPCC Goals on the Local Level
Housing Assistance’s advocacy team is also organizing on the local level, building on the energy from November’s Housing to Protect Cape Cod (HPCC) summit, which drew over 350 people. Ann Schiffenhaus, director of community relations and advocacy, said the coalition..
Advocacy Efforts Move Forward Following HPCC Summit with Regional Strategy Sessions
Some 30 business, government, and nonprofit leaders from around the Cape and Islands gathered in January to discuss regional solutions to the ongoing housing crisis. The sessions were convened as one of the next steps for the Housing to Protect..
NIMBY, YIMBY and BANANA
The acronym NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) has been used since the 1980s to describe resistance to everything from housing developments to live music at the neighborhood bar. A more extreme version is BANANA – short for Build Absolutely..
Housing to Protect Cape Cod Official Launch and Summit
Whether you’re a renter concerned about where you’ll live next year, a small business owner struggling with staffing, or a municipal official looking for solutions, Housing Protect Cape Cod has solutions and tools for you. Join us at the official..
Advocating for the Cause — Esin Sozer
Advocating for the Cause —Esin Sozer Esin Sozer and her husband managed to purchase a home, but the challenges of the experience spurred her to become an advocate for affordable housing. Sozer, her husband Chris Grove and their son JT..
Introducing Housing to Protect Cape Cod With Cape Cod experiencing an unprecedented crisis in housing, local leaders are looking for new approaches. “We can’t keep doing the same thing and expect different results,” said Alisa Magnotta, Housing Assistance chief executive..
In the 12-month period ending June 30 of this year, Housing Assistance received 529 calls from Cape residents who said their landlord was selling their unit and they would need to find new housing, according to Cassi Danzl, Housing Assistance..