Housing Assistance Corporation was founded in 1974. Since then, we’ve provided shelter, affordable housing, weatherization, financial literacy classes, and other housing services to more than 180,000 low- and moderate-income residents of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket.
Our vision is a community in which everyone is stably housed so that they can live the life they want to live and contribute to a thriving year-round community.
Our mission is two-fold: to deliver housing and services that meet the needs of our local community and limit our impact on natural resources, and to engage in responsible economic development that generates jobs, stabilizes housing, and strengthens the community.
Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that offers a continuum of housing programs that evolve with the changing needs of the community. HAC educates, trains and counsels with HAC’s consumer education department; weatherizes and conducts energy rehabs for low-income and market-rate properties; develops affordable housing for seniors, families, and individuals; and provides an opportunity to become a homeowner with a full-service nonprofit real estate office. HAC also provides emergency shelter and homelessness prevention assistance for individuals and families; administration of the largest housing subsidy program in our region; and family self-sufficiency and employment services.
Thanks to our generous donors, Housing Assistance holds out a helping hand to our most vulnerable neighbors, people living in the woods, or on the streets as well as those at-risk for homelessness. Last year, more than 5,000 people in the region came to us for services that included solving a housing crisis, developing financial skills, receiving an energy audit, and becoming a first-time homebuyer.
Housing Assistance is committed to the vision of our community as one where everyone can have a safe and stable place to call home. Without a secure place to live, it is incredibly difficult for anyone to continue their education, care for their health, or save for a rainy day or a big dream.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Housing Assistance. We encourage you to help us create a community where everyone has a safe, stable, and decent place to live. To learn more about our impact on Cape Cod and the Islands, please visit: haconcapecod.org/about/