Monthly news & updates from the Community Development Partnership
January 2017

A Note from Jay
Looking Back and Looking Ahead
The New Year, 2017, will mark a major milestone for the CDP - twenty-five years of creating opportunities for people to live work and thrive on the Lower Cape. I'll have more to share in the coming months about our plans to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the CDP's founding. For now, I am excited about our plans for the coming year.

In this issue of our E-news, you can read about upcoming opportunities for small business owners to take part in our Grow Smart workshop series, or work one-on-one with a SCORE volunteer to grow their business. Our Housing Rehabilitation Program is looking for low to moderate income homeowners in need of help to make repairs to their homes in the towns of Dennis, Provincetown, Truro & Wellfleet. We have another First Time Home Buyer class coming up in April.

For more on the past year and plans for 2017, click below to see my recent interview on our weekly radio and television show, This Place Matters. Our brand new website also has loads of information about our work if you's like to learn more.

This Place Matters -

As always, thank you for your interest and support,

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Thank You
Your generous gifts are what make our work possible. Thank you for supporting our community!

Safe, Stable, & Affordable Housing

General contractors are an integral piece of the puzzle for the success of our Housing Rehabilitation Program. Over the many years we have managed the program, $8.7 million has been injected into the local economy via contracts with local builders.

Right now we're looking for licensed contractors to bid on moderate rehab projects in Dennis, Wellfleet, Truro and Provincetown. Projects range from $25,000-$35,000 and work includes--roofing, siding, windows, doors, boilers, electrical, plumbing and more. We're hosting an information session for contractors at Mid-Cape Home Centers in Orleans on Tuesday, February 21st from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM. Click here for more information
If you or someone you know is interested, contact the CDP's Housing Rehab Program Manager, Jean Stanley at (508) 240-7873 x14 or
Strong Local Businesses
Shellfish grant

Oysterman, Jason Weisman, Owner of Wellfleet is Your Oyster, recently joined us as a guest on our weekly radio/television show, This Place Matters, to talk about his experience with the Shellfish Loan Fund.  The Shell
fish Loan Fund is a collaboration between the CDP and Wellfleet Shellfish Promotion and Tasting, Inc. (SPAT). It was created to specifically meet the needs of shellfishermen and aquaculturists in Wellfleet and on the Lower Cape. Find out how we're supporting the local shellfish community by tuning in to the show.

A Sustainable Future
During this time of year we use an awful lot of energy, both in our homes and our businesses. We've shared this information before, but thought it might be a useful reminder. Click below for some tips for efficient energy usage.

Upcoming and Ongoing
Orleans Winter Farmers' Market
Each Saturday through April, local growers and producers bring their fresh, Cape-raised and produced foods and products to market in Orleans.

When & Where: Every Saturday through April from 9 AM to Noon at the Nauset Regional Middle School - 70 Route 28 in Orleans.
Housing Rehabilitation Program: Information Session 
We have a couple of sessions coming up to learn about opportunities available through the Housing Rehabilitation Program. Funds are available to eligible residents to pay for critical home repairs, like:

Roofing and Siding
Lead Paint Abatement
Minor Structural Repairs
Heating and Plumbing
Windows and Doors
Energy Efficiency Upgrades
Harwich Housing Summit II - Monday, February 13th from 10 AM to Noon  Find Out More

Eastham Town Hall -
Thursday, February 16th from 6-7 PM   Find Out More
S CORE Business Counseling
Could your business use some extra guidance? Want to bounce business ideas off of someone? The CDP has arranged with Cape Cod SCORE to offer Individual Business Counseling with SCORE counselors right here in Eastham. Sign up today!

When & Where: Thursday, February 16th from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (1 hour sessions).  CDP Conference Room - 3 Main Street Mercantile, Unit 8 in Eastham.
Cape Cod Coperative Bank
Workshop Sponsor
Grow Smart Workshop 
Could your growing business use a boost?

Join us for a workshop series for existing businesses interested in growing, improving or refreshing their business. Working in a confidential setting, business owners will be able to address current issues that challenge them on a day-to-day basis including:

When and Where: Three classes on the following dates - Wednesdays, March 1st , 8th and 15th  from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Harwich Community Center.
First Time Home Buyer Education 
Seamen's Bank logo

Workshop Sponsor
If you or someone you know is thinking of buying a first home (or even if you've started the process), our First Time Home Buyer Education is for you! During this 3-part workshop, participants learn about - credit health; budgeting; looking for, selecting & purchasing a home; home inspection; home energy audits; insurance protection; local resources.

Those who successfully complete the class are awarded a certificate of completion that may make them eligible for certain discount mortgage products.

When & Where: The workshop consists of three classes on the following dates - Monday, April 24th, Wednesday, April 26th & Monday, May 1st from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the CDP Conference Room - 3 Main Street Mercantile, Unit 8 in Eastham.

Thankful Chases Pathway
Affordable Housing Opportunities 
Affordable Rentals 
We manage 75 rental homes throughout the Lower Cape. Availability changes on a regular basis. Please contact our Director of Property Management at 508.240.7873 ×17 or email If you have questions and for more information.

Find Out More on Our Website

Housing Rehabilitation Program
Attention homeowners and landlords! Receive up to $35,000 for critical repairs to your home. Repairs include, but are not limited to roofing, heat, windows, siding, septic, lead paint abatement and energy efficiency upgrades. Get expert assistance on planning the work and work with quality licensed and insured contractors. Funding is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis. Opportunities in South Dennis, Wellfleet, Truro and Provincetown.

This Place Matters 
our weekly radio & television show
Tune in
 92.1 WOMR & 91.3 WFMR    
 Wednesdays 12:30pm   
Also on Lower Cape TV

Join host Susan Lindquist & her guests to learn more
about people and places on Lower Cape Cod.
February 1st: CDP Housing Rehab Program Manager, Jean Stanley and program client, Chris Busa talk about the Housing Rehabilitation Program.

February 8th: Leedara Zola, Director of Land Acquisition and Project Permitting for Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod; Paul Ruchinskas, Affordable Housing Consultant; and CDP Executive Director, Jay Coburn, give a primer on affordable housing development.

February 15th:
Provincetown Arts is the focus of the show with guest, Chris Busa the Founder and Editorial Director.
Click Here to Listen to or Watch Past Shows
If you have an idea for a guest or topic - Contact Moira
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