More than 100 Expected at Housing Assistance’s Cape Housing Institute

State's Housing Secretary to deliver keynote...

Hyannis, MA - Now in its third year, Housing Assistance Corporation’s Cape Housing Institute features a stellar line up of speakers in a new one-day format that will provide municipal officials and community leaders education, support, and resources to develop the type of housing that is much-needed in our region.

The sold-out event is being presented free-of-charge thanks to financial support from the the people of Falmouth through the Community Preservation Fund, The Cape Cod Foundation. and the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS.

“Cape Cod’s housing crisis is a community problem that requires a community solution,” Housing Assistance CEO Alisa Magnotta said. “The Cape Housing Institute is a way for municipal officials and community leaders throughout the Cape and the Islands to learn about ways we can solve that crisis together.”

Magnotta will offer opening remarks at this year’s institute, which takes place this Friday, November 15, 8:30 AM to 6 PM, at the Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis. Among the highlights will be a keynote speech delivered by Massachusetts Secretary of Housing & Economic Development Mike Kennealy.

Topics from this year’s Cape Housing Institute include: the state of housing on Cape Cod; the developers/builders perspective; designing affordable housing that works; community-specific zoning solutions; not so strange bedfellows: housing and environmental quality; and long-term visioning that goes beyond housing production plans.

The slate of institute speakers are Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS Chief Executive Officer Ryan Castle; Housing Assistance Corporation Director of Housing & Development David Quinn; Nexus Werx LLC Principal Stefanie Coxe; Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders Founding Partner Peter Polhemus; Oxbow Urban LLC Founder Kevin Maguire; Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) Senior Vice President of Acquisitions Julie Creamer; Cape Cod Commission Executive Director Kristy Senatori; Union Studios Senior Associate Jeremy Lake and Principal Douglas Kallfelz; Freeman Law Group Principal Peter Freeman; Association to Preserve Cape Cod (APCC) Executive Director Andrew Gottlieb; Island Housing Trust Executive Director Philippe Jordi; Provincetown Community Housing Specialist Michelle Jarusiewicz; Chatham Selectman Shareen Davis; and Brewster Housing Coordinator Jill Scalise.

Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC) is a 45-year-old nonprofit based in Hyannis, whose mission is to ensure that all on Cape Cod and the Islands have a safe place to live. HAC operates four family homeless shelters; develops affordable housing; oversees Section 8 vouchers for the region; conducts foreclosure and reverse mortgage counseling; holds educational workshops for first-time homebuyers and those looking to rebuild their credit; and keeps residents in their homes through its homelessness prevention program. Visit www.HAConCapeCod.org to learn more.  


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