April30

Workforce Housing Relief Fund

By Tony Shepley

The Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Cape Cod (HB&RACC) is partnering with Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC) to support HAC’s Workforce Housing Relief Fund. This fund was recently established to help Cape Codders impacted by COVID-19, who are unable to work and who do not qualify for traditional assistance because they are higher income earners. All money raised will go directly to help individuals and families in need to help them afford to stay housed and will go towards rent or mortgage payments. 

The synergy of the two organizations is perfect. HAC is already set up to receive the funds, manage the need evaluation, and disburse the money in a monitored way to make sure that maximum effect is achieved. 

Interested applicants may contact their intake counselors at hac@haconcapecod.org or 508-771-5400. HAC puts their experience to use in evaluating each application, ranking and scoring the need, and managing the payments to make sure they reach the right place, including making payments directly to landlords. This is Housing Assistance Corporation’s business focus, area of expertise, and a part of what HAC already does for our community.

Our HBRACC mission in this, is to drive awareness and raise money. The service industries, including construction and related trades, are the backbone of our local Cape and Islands economy. Our workers need our support through this pandemic. Their lives are disrupted enough by the financial challenges of the COVID-19 situation. It is critical that we keep people in their homes, as that is the foundation of their families and their lives. We have a real opportunity to show our community leadership, by banding together as an industry to help finance this Workforce Housing Relief Fund. Housing Assistance Corporation will be using our donations to further leverage State and local Town money to help multiply the efforts of our donations.

Donate to the Workforce Housing Relief Fund

· Please contact HAC Chief Development Officer, Anne VanVleck, at avanvleck@haconcapecod.org or 508-737-6146.

· Checks may be sent to Anne’s attention at Housing Assistance Corp, 460 West Main St., Hyannis MA 02601.

· Please mark “HBRACC contribution” in the memo line of the check to make sure your industry affiliation is recognized.

For more information please visit www.haconcapecod.org .The Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Cape Cod will be sending out e-mail notifications recognizing those who contribute.

Thank you for showing your support and paying it forward! As Winston Churchill famously said, “We make a living by what we do…we make a life by what we give”. This is the time for members of our building industry to band together and show our commitment. Our community needs our help!

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