Reports & Toolkits


The Housing Policy Toolkit

Created in 2023, this toolkit reflects HPCC’s local housing policy recommendations and is intended to be a guide for housing advocates and municipal leaders who want to advance meaningful change in their community. The toolkit provides a high-level overview of each policy, including potential impacts, and outlines local examples where the policy has been implemented for further exploration.

Missing Middle 

This 2020 report by Union Studios looks at the history of residential zoning and building on Cape Cod and how it created today’s housing crisis. It describes the “Missing Middle” as housing that can supplement the existing housing market with much-needed variety and provide options at a wide range of price points. 

The High Cost of Doing Nothing

This 2018 report by the Housing Assistance Corporation describes the housing crisis and offers several ways to address it including:  

  • Creating programs to incentivize seasonal homeowners to rent to year-round tenants 
  • Passing improved Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) bylaws 
  • Revise outdated zoning regulations to allow for greater housing density in village centers and a greater variety of housing types across Cape Cod 
  • Educate decision makers about the housing market and the need for increased housing supply for all income levels