Community Development Partnership and Housing Assistance Corporation
Receive Wells Fargo Grant to Support Fair Housing Efforts
CDP and HAC are among is more than 50 organizations nationwide to receive funds through Wells Fargo’s 2018 Housing Equality 50th Anniversary Grant Program
Eastham, July 13, 2018 – The Community Development Partnership and Housing Assistance Corporation have received a $5,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation to promote housing equality for lower-to-middle income households in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. The two non-profits, who have partnered in the Cape Community Housing Partnership initiative, plan to use the funds to help fund the second annual Cape Housing Institute.
The funds were provided through Wells Fargo’s 2018 Housing Equality 50th Anniversary Grant Program, which honors fair housing community leaders, advocates, and nonprofits by contributing funding for projects, education and training programs and initiatives that highlight the work of those furthering housing equality. The Fair Housing Act provides for equal housing opportunities regardless of race, religion or national origin.
“With this grant program, Wells Fargo recognizes the leadership role housing equality advocates like the Community Development Partnership and Housing Assistance Corporation have in creating pathways to achieve affordable and sustainable homeownership for low-to middle income households on Cape Cod,” saidBriana Curran, Vice President, Communications & Community Relations,
Wells Fargo, New England. “We also realize there is more work to be done and are committed to doing our part to narrow the gap for households to achieve homeownership. We look forward to continuing to work together with community leaders like the CDP and HAC to make a greater impact.”
Through the 2018 Wells Fargo Housing Equality 50th Anniversary Grant program, the Wells Fargo Foundation awarded more than 50 grants coast-to-coast totaling over $250,000.
About Housing Assistance Corporation
Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC) is a 44-year-old nonprofit based in Hyannis, whose mission is to ensure that all on Cape Cod and the Islands have a safe, stable, decent place to live. HAC operates four family homeless shelters on Cape Cod; develops affordable housing; oversees Section 8 vouchers for the region; conducts foreclosure counseling; holds educational workshops for first-time homebuyers and those looking to rebuild their credit; provides weatherization and energy efficiency measures for low-income households; operates a full-service, nonprofit real estate department, and keeps residents in their homes through its homelessness prevention program. To learn more about HAC’s programs and services visit www.HAConCapeCod.org.
About the Community Development Partnership
The Community Development Partnership supports an array of programs that strengthen our Lower Cape community, providing greater opportunities for all who live here to thrive.
Our work starts with creating affordable homes—so essential to a healthy economy, but a real challenge in communities like ours where seasonal and vacation dynamics drive the market beyond the reach of many who live and work locally all year round.
We also work to launch entrepreneurs and strengthen local businesses. We believe a vibrant future depends on sustaining traditional industries and inspiring new ones—especially when they’re based on renewable natural resources such as fishing, farming, art and hospitality.
In all that we do, we aim to protect the natural environment around us—preserving the character and sustaining the future of this special place we call home.
To find out more information about this organization, go to www.capecdp.org.