Creating Housing Stability

We believe every individual should be safely housed.

STRATEGIES
Prevent homelessness

We assist vulnerable individuals and families with basic needs while also providing pathways to self-sufficiency.

37% of housing on Cape Cod is for seasonal use, compared to the state average of 4%, limiting the options for year-round residents.

Cape Cod Commission, 2017

Encourage innovative pathways to housing

We move individuals from homelessness to housing by funding permanent and innovative housing solutions that support the community. 

The annual cost of living for a family of 2 parents with 1 child is $90,250. 

Economic Policy Institute, Family Budget Calculator, 2018

40% of Barnstable County Households who own their home spend more than 30% of their annual income on housing costs.

Community Action Committee of Cape Cod & Islands, Inc. 2014

On Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket “even the year-round family earning the Median Owner’s Income of $56,000 would find nothing to purchase without the equity from an existing home.

Community Action Committee of Cape Cod & Islands, Inc. 2014

During our 2018 – 2019 Community Impact Grant Cycle, nonprofits supporting housing initiatives on the Cape and Islands achieved the following results:

1,977

individuals and families were provided with homeless prevention services ​

460

families were prevented from falling into homelessness​

89

individuals found permanent and transitional housing​

104

community members and elected officials attended affordable housing advocacy training ​​

4

affordable housing units were built

CAPE AND ISLANDS UNITED WAY

1600 Falmouth Road, Unit 25
P.O. Box 367

Centerville, MA 02632
508.775.4746 

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Need help and don’t know where to turn? 

A partner of the Cape and Islands United Way, Mass 2-1-1 is here to answer your calls 24/7. They are a human services help hotline that will direct you to the services in your area that are appropriate for your needs.

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