HPC In The News
Aug 3, 2022
Backpack To School Returns For 21st Year
As the cost of goods and services continues to rise, it can be tough these days for families to cover all of their needs. With the start of a new school year just a few weeks away, that also includes paying for back-to-school supplies.
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.
Dec 30, 2021
Could dormitories answer seasonal employee housing needs in Orleans?
Town officials are hoping that businesses respond to a seasonal housing needs survey. The 16-question survey is an attempt to gauge what area businesses want in order to find year-round and seasonal employees.
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.
Nov 17, 2021
Now In 26th Year, Adopt-A-Family Continues To Grow
The annual holiday workshop, which is organized by the Homeless Prevention Council, matches community donors and shoppers with local families to provide toys and clothing for children.
Nov 8, 2021
$1.5 million in housing, addiction relief slated for Outer Cape in House spending bill
The Outer Cape is slated to see $1.5 million in funds to support housing and addiction relief if a House spending bill passed Oct. 29 passes the Senate and is signed by Gov. Charlie Baker.
Sep 1, 2021
Annual Backpack Drive Highlights Cape's Growing Housing Needs
The Homeless Prevention Council has so far provided backpacks full of school supplies for approximately 285 students for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year through its annual Backpack to School program.
Jun 23, 2021
Leaders Issue Call to Action on Housing
State Sen. Julian Cyr and Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce CEO Wendy Northcross convened a panel of housing experts last week that focused on what individual towns can do about the housing crisis.
Jun 23, 2021
HPC Finds Unprecedented Housing Insecurity
As eighth-grader CJ Reid marched down Commercial Street through the West End of Provincetown, he explained his view of the root cause of homelessness on the Cape: housing is just too expensive.
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.
Jun 10, 2021
Homeless Prevention Council will hold third annual "Walk for Home" Saturday in Provincetown
The Homeless Prevention Council will hold their third annual Walk for Home event this Saturday, June 12, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Nov 28, 2020
Cape Cod ‘Elf’ Braves Black Friday to Shop for Charity
With two carts to fill and a long list, Jonathan Weisblatt starts his Black Friday at 4 a.m., shopping for the Homeless Prevention Council’s Adopt-a-Family program.
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.
Apr 27, 2020
Cape Cod Nonprofit Groups Collaborate To Help Residents During Pandemic
Nonprofit groups on the Lower and Outer Cape are attempting to work collaboratively to help people experiencing financial and food insecurity because of the coronavirus.