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Housing Resources

Finding Housing as a Young Professional on Cape Cod

At CCYP, we have many conversations with young professionals and families facing the challenge of finding housing on Cape Cod. In our 2018 Community Needs Survey, housing affordability and attainability were identified by our 400 young professional respondents as their biggest need to live and work successfully on the Cape.

With Cape Cod's median resident age climbing due to young professional attrition and more established professionals aging in place, CCYP feels strongly about providing our community with resources in this important area. Check back here regularly, as we will continue to add new resources!

Housing Resources

A number of non-profits and organizations across Cape Cod work hard to advocate for accessible and affordable year-round housing options. CCYP is proud to support their work through contributions from the CCYP Giving Circle Grants Program and other collaborations. See below for an overview of some of these organizations and the resources they offer for home-buyers or anyone seeking year-round housing.

Community Development Partnership (CDP)

The Community Development Partnership (CDP) is a Lower Cape-based non-profit "promoting environmental and economic sustainability, expanding opportunities for low- and moderate-income residents, and preserving [the Cape's] unique cultural and historic character." CDP knows that housing stability and affordability are vital for a thriving, healthy economy and offers a variety of program opportunities for finding and maintaining safe, reliable housing. The organization offers first-time home buyer education, a rehab program for home repairs, and manages a number of rental homes. CDP also offers a housing-focused advocacy training for those who want to take a more active role in increasing housing options on Cape Cod.

To learn more about the CDP's housing programs, visit their website here.

Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC)

Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC) "offers a continuum of housing programs that evolve with the changing needs of the community. HAC works Cape-wide to provide low-income and market-rate affordable housing options, emergency shelter services, and emergency assistance programs. The organization maintains a list of available rental properties on their website and frequently hosts home buyer education courses.

To learn more about HAC and access the organization's housing resources, click here.

Habitat for Humanity

Like its many sister organizations across the nation and the world, Habitat for Humanity Cape Cod works with the community and aspiring home owners to build new, affordable housing. Since its was founded in 1988, the organization has built more than 135 homes. Qualifying individuals can apply for affordable homeownership as opportunities become available.

Check the Habitat for Humanity Cape Cod website here to learn more and find out about current opportunities.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) Housing Board

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute maintains an online housing board for the Upper Cape area, which can be accessed here.

Smarter Housing for Cape Codders

Want to learn more about housing advocacy and specific solutions to the housing shortage on Cape Cod? Check out the Smarter Housing for Cape Codders page, maintained by a collective of area non-profits seeking to increase housing options on the Cape. The website and accompanying Facebook profile include up-to-date information and resources about ADUs (accessory dwelling units) and area efforts to update zoning to allow for more housing opportunities.