HPC In The News
Feb 6, 2023
Year-round rental: Cape groups match potential tenants with local homeowners
Boxes crammed kitchen counters and spilled out into the living room on Thursday. Clothes were yet to be hung in closets. But on Danielle Clarke’s second day in a year-round rental home, she was so happy she couldn't find the words to describe it.
Clarke, along with her mother, sister, 4-year-old niece and a friend moved into the year-round, five-bedroom, two-bath rental on Feb. 1. She and her family have been looking for a house to rent for five years.
Prior to moving into her new home, she had been living at the Truro Motor Inn since 2018. Her mother had been there since 2016.
Jun 18, 2022
Are trailers next? Cape Cod leaders seek solutions to housing crisis 'right now'
The housing crisis on Cape Cod is so dire that a local housing advocate said it might be time to winterize motel rooms and bring in FEMA-type trailers to house residents who are temporarily dislocated.
It’s that bad, said Hadley Luddy, CEO of the Orleans-based Homeless Prevention Council.
Nov 21, 2021
Cape Cod rental housing shortage leaves middle-income families struggling to find a home
The Cape’s super-hot housing market has made a difficult rental market even tougher including for middle-income people who have the wherewithal to pay for housing. Advocates say there’s no end in sight.
Jun 17, 2021
Cape Cod Businesses Expected To Suffer Due To Housing Shortage
The lack of affordable housing on Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket exacerbated an already-dire year during the pandemic, forces island fire departments to rely on firefighters who commute by ferry, and will lead to scaled-back business services in the upcoming tourist season, local officials and experts said Thursday.
Oct 14, 2020
HPC SNAPs Up Another Opportunity To Serve
In the midst of a pandemic, the Homeless Prevention Council has found another way to connect people in need to resources. As of Oct. 1, the Orleans-based agency is the Lower and Outer Cape outreach partner with the state for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Jun 16, 2020
Orleans Program Puts Self-Reliance In REACH
The Homeless Prevention Council held a simple graduation ceremony Monday for 11 participants of a four-month program designed to foster resilience and self-reliance.
The REACH program — which stands for Resiliency, Empowerment, Achievement, Community and Hope — offered personal coaching, counseling and mindfulness training to council clients.