Last week Habitat Cape Cod dedicated the 5 new homes on Paul Hush Way in Brewster. 

The Paul Hush Way Build is the culmination of many, many hands and hearts. Thank you to everyone who was a part of it, the land aquisition, the design, the many, many, generous donors, the volunteers who built on the coldest of cold days and the hottest of the hot, and the home buyers, who believed in themselves and took that first step towards homeownership a year and a half ago, when they filled out their applications. 

                                         Our Dedicated Volunteers

  Welcome Home- Homeowners! 

Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate with us!

From the beginning this build overflowed with love and enthusiasm. We are thrilled to welcome everyone back to continue Phase 2 next summer and commence another Blitz Build, for an eventual total of 14 homes in this amazing neighborhood.   Click here for more  Dedication Photos.

Cape Light Compact Sr. Power Supply Planner Austin Brandt, 
Massachusettes Clean Energy Center CEO Steve Pike, 
Habitat Board President Nancy Smith, Lt. Gov. Polito and Habitat Homeowner Julie Davis throwing on the power switch at our Solar Ribbon Cutting event (highlighting Habitat's green energy iniatives in Brewster last month).


The Falmouth Road Race is this Weekend!  We have a great team of 14 who are passionate about building affordable homes.  Thank you to our runners,   Salli Bruell, Abigail Field, Colleen Kiceluk, Kelly Kiceluk, Michael Kiceluk, Desmond McMahon, Patricia Monahan, Jess Geenery, Connor Curran, Terri Duffy, Meghan Grier, Garrett Duffy, Gail O'Rourke and Michael O'Rourke.    Click here to read why Habitat Cape Cod is important to them and help them reach their fundraising goals.

Habitat's Ride for Homes fundraiser is Sunday, September 23rd.  Thank you to the many  (54 so far!) volunteers, staff members and supporters who are riding for Habitat!  Please  click here   to  read their individual stories and to support their efforts. See below for more information.
We are excited to continue to add great people to our growing Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod/ReStore team.

Welcome to the Falmouth Restore,  Assistant Manager Allan Curtis and Drivers Trey Dix and Ralph Scafuro. Welcome to the Yarmouth ReStore to seasonal associate John Seyffert. 


Community Partner Award 
The Town of Brewster
This award is given to recognize a local non-profit or public agency for its exceptional contributions that further Habitat's work in building simple, decent affordable homes

  The Golden Hammer Business Award 
Magnum Moving
This award is given to a local business in recognition of exceptional contributions that further Habitat's work in building simple, decent, affordable homes for local families.

The (Everett Stoyle) Spirit of Service Volunteer Award 
Robin Trainor
This award is given to a volunteer who through his or her service with Habitat exemplifies the generosity of spirit and willingness to serve that we associate with Habitat.

The (Don Dickinson) Legacy Award
Lynette Helms 
This award is given to an individual or group whose contributions further Habitat's work in building simple, decent affordable homes.

The HaRvie Award 
Bill Varner
This award recognizes Habitat ReStore Volunteers in Excellence.


Celebrating 10 Years of Service 

Chris Bangert
Diane Barstow
Chip Bechtold
David Bushy
Carolyn Castiglione
Nancy Erskine
Larry Hake   
Ralph Herbst
Kathy Herrick
Barbara Lussier
Tim Lynch
Ed Mahan 
George Mahon
Jan McDermott
Doug Scalise
Doc Taylor
Joy Riley
Ralph Specht
Dawn Walnut

Celebrating 15 Years of Service
Bob and Gini Casey
Jimmy Dishner
Larry Drago
Sue Ernst
Marilyn George
Rob Leiden
Gerry Loftus
Varnum Philbrook  
Mary Scanlan
Perry White

Celebrating 20 Years of Service     

 Tim Tudor

If you or someone you know is celebrating a 10, 15 or 20 year milestone with Habitat this year and is not on this list, please let us know right away, thank you!

Email any additions to Volunteer Services Manager Tara Cronin at  Tara@habitatcapecod.or g


Sunday, September 23, 2018

It has almost been a year since my children and I took ownership of our beautiful Habitat Home on Virginia Street in Yarmouth.  We can not begin to tell you how grateful and blessed we are to have somewhere to finally call home! Our neighborhood and close proximity to the beach allows us to spend real quality time there almost daily. Thank you just doesn't come close to covering it....So I have decided to participate in Habitat's ride for homes through my employer Mid Cape Home Centers. I think it is very important for everyone to be aware of the housing crisis on Cape Cod and how Habitat is doing everything they can to change that. Ride for Homes Participant and Habitat Homeowner Michelle Blaze. 

Do you like biking? Fresh air and pretty views? Spending the day with your friends? Want to enjoy all that while helping a great cause?

Sign up today and help your friends, coworkers and neighbors find affordable and permanent homes right here on the Cape.

Registration is $30 per rider, with each rider being asked to raise at least $300. This event is perfect for the whole family, with a 10-mile route along the Cape Cod Canal and for more serious or adventurous bikers, a route of 40-miles from the Aptucxet Trading Post Museum in Bourne to Woods Hole and back.

After the ride, participants and their   guests will enjoy a family friendly BBQ with live music. Tech shirts given to the first 1 00 sign ups and highest fundraisers will be recognized at the event.
REGISTER online , support our riders, volunteer OR  contact Jess Lachey Habitat Cape Cod's Events Coordinator at or 508-362-3559 x18.


Three homes have received their certificates of occupancy. The final landscaping is taking place. Painting is nearing completion on lot 4. Final inspections are in progress on the other two homes.
Here is Paul Hush Way, Brewster, HOMEOWNER Kathleen with her Volunteer Family Partner, Patricia. (Who is also a Habitat Homeowner, Brewster 2008) Kathleen closed on her home Tuesday! She was the first of the five home buyers to do so!

 All three homes have been plastered and the walls are painted. Kitchen countertops and vanities are installed. Granite has been templated and we are waiting for the installation. Electrical and HVAC are near completion with plumbing to follow. 

Marstons Mills
Fascia and soffits are complete and roofs are shingled on all 4 homes.
Windows are being installed this week.

 U.S. Army WOCS Class 18-001 Team Day - Dickinson Drive, Marstons Mills

Wells Fargo Team Day -  Dickinson Drive, Marstons Mills

98 South Yarmouth Road - Foundation and septic are in, the  cellar floor has been poured and sills are in place.

Janall Drive- Foundations are in and inspected.
Walls are on track to be raised at both locations in Dennis in the fall
UpcomingTOWN NEWS 

We are pleased to announce that on August 1st, the Zoning Board of Appeals filed their affirmative decision on our comprehensive permit application for ten Habitat for Humanity homes on Willett Way, off of Barrows road. 

This is great news for local families with critical housing needs, and great news for the Falmouth community!

The paper work allowing us to purchase this property is being prepared. The next stage is more detailed designs and permits.

There will be lots of opportunities for community involvement in this project, but home applications and volunteer construction are both a long way off. We have to build a road first!
OTHER sites in early development stages are: Durkee Lane, Wellfleet; Phase 2 Paul Hush Way, Brewster; Murray Lane, Harwich. If you do not see activity now, it is coming soon ....
As always, land prospecting, permitting activity, and early site development is proceeding in multiple locations across the Cape. 

In the coming months look for news in various towns about future developments, and CPC grant applications. We hope you will support Habitat at your own town meetings.


Both ReStore locations in Yarmouth and Falmouth would love more volunteers, shifts are short, flexible and fun! Be sure to follow them on Facebook for the latest deals. 


Ride for Homes 
We are also in need of many, many volunteers to help out at our Cycle Classic event in Bourne on Sunday, September 23. All ages and abilities are welcome to help! These shifts are short and flexible. And we'll feed you!

  Email   for more information 
on any volunteer opportunities.
 Habitat Cape Cod is blessed with the support of so many friends who care about the affordable housing crisis on Cape Cod. 

We rely on the generosity of time and energy from volunteers, funds from donors and sponsors and in-kind donations from those in the business community. 
BizChecks Payroll is the local alternative to those huge, impersonal and expensive national payroll companies. They provide all the services of the large nationals for signficantly less. As local business owners for over 20 years, Larry and Laurie Drago understand the unique needs of small companies and will tailor a payroll program to meet those needs.  

Habitat is fortunate to have partnered with Bizchecks for many years.
Bizcheck's President Larry (a longtime Habitat volunteer) also served on our Board.  Along with Laurie and their amazing staff, they continue to provide great payroll services to our busy affiliate.

Learn more about Bizchecks Payroll Services at 

Thank you so much to our friends Pat Taylor and Bill Witmer!  Every year they handcraft a gorgeous wooden kayak and raise funds for Habitat Cape Cod by raffling it off! They will pull the lucky winner's ticket at the Wellfleet Oyster Festival on Sunday, Oct 14th. Please email for more information or to purchase a ticket. 


Donate your car to Habitat for Humanity and help support our homeownership programs all over Cape Cod.

Cars for Homes turns your car donation into cash that supports Habitat Cape Cod's affordable homeownership programs. Start your donation online, or by calling our hotline. You can complete the donation process in 3 simple steps. Towing is free!

Did you know that Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) also fundraises on Cape Cod - with emails, facebook, ads in the Cape Cod Times and direct mailings? You can choose to contribute to HFHI or you can choose to contribute to Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod.  

To donate to our local home building program, be sure to send your donation to us, your local Habitat  at:  411 Main St., Suite 6, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675 - or donate securely online .