Thanks to everyone who came out for our Heart and Home Cabaret and Pasta Dinner, Hosted by David Roth!
This is our annual event that celebrates the unique talents of all the individuals who make us Habitat Cape Cod.  Funds raised at Heart and Home help us continue to build affordable homes on Cape Cod .
Special thanks to Lisa and Dave Bushy, Wendy and Ron Winner
 and  Linda and Bill Lord

Thank you to our incredible host David Roth who has given so generously of his time and talents for the past 4 years.

Thank you to our friends at St. David's Episcopal Church in South Yarmouth, Blossoms of Cape Cod in Dennis, the Cape Cod Quilt Guild, quilter Bev Parke and  photographer Linda Bodin for capturing the day for us.

Thank you to our Performers! 

Bert Jackson, Paul Lesniak, and Roe Osborn,  David Roth, Patricia Monahan,  David Sutherland, Kathleen Krikorian, Eliana Freelund, Edmund Robinson and Gregory Baird, Rob and Bev Parke with Danica Buckley, Hugh O'Doherty, Danica Buckley, Alison Kaar with Edmund Robinson and Dave Akin, Ries DiPaolo, Vicki Goldsmith, Christian Holleck, Beverly DiPaolo, and Jim Skinger and Donna Baldwin.

Thank you to our Volunteers!

Laura Scanlon, Marilyn Nouri, Julie Davidson, Sue Silva, Elise and Bill Waldron, Kathy Olsen, Pat Amos, Hugh O'Doherty, Nancy Smith, Wil Rhymer, Linda Bow, Betsy Giles, Robin Trainor, Jan McDermott, Heather Crombie, Patricia Monahan, Kenny Fletcher, Mary Ann Mills Lassiter, Tony Ntumba, Gift Chimwaza,  Nancy Erskine and the team of students from St. John Paul II High School.

Please read on for all the Habitat Cape Cod news you need this month. 

Applications for 3 homes in Dennis will be available on March 1st 
(one, two and three bedrooms). The applications will be available at our office, on our website, at the Dennis Memorial Library, (1020 Old Bass River Rd.,Dennis) and the Dennis Public Library, (5 Hall Street, Dennis Port) or call 508-363-3559 to have one mailed to you.

Persons considering applying are strongly encouraged to attend an applicant information meeting: 
(you can also get a application there.) 

Dennis Public Library
Tuesday  3/6, 6:30pm     
Saturday 3/10, 10:30am     
Saturday 3/31, 10:30am 
Tuesday  4/3, 6:30pm
Saturday 4/7, 12:30pm

Habitat for Humanity Office
(411 Main St. (Rte 6A) 
Suite 6, Yarmouth Port  
Thursday 3/15, Noon   
Wednesday 3/21 5:30pm    
Friday 4/13, Noon   
Thursday 4/19, 5:30pm


At Habitat, we put the fun in fundraising!  We'd love to have you join us at our Rally the Alleys bowling tournament next month. You would get to spend a few hours having a great time with fellow Habitat supporters and staff, catching up with old friends and meeting new ones. All while helping to build affordable homes on Cape Cod. 

Rally the Alleys- 5pm Friday, March 23rd  
Ryan Family Amusement in South Yarmouth

We are looking for bowlers of all abilities to sign up! 
Registration is only $25 per person and teams of 4 are asked to raise $800 combined ( we can pair you up with others if you don't have a full team and we can HELP you fundraise). Everyone gets a swag bag, dinner AND a complimentary drink ticket!   

Prizes for best costumes, bowling and fundraising!

You can participate as a bowler, spectator or volunteer.  Or... you can stay home and relax but support Habitat by  donating to a friend or team. 

Questions? Reach out to Habitat Fundraising Events Coordinator Jess Lachey at 508-362-3559 ext 18 or

Many Habitat volunteers act as  ambassadors telling friends and family all about their experiences. We thought it would be fun and valuable to have a new area of the e-news dedicated to interesting facts and clearing up misconceptions.    

A common misconception about Habitat is that  we give the houses away.
This is absolutely untrue. The families that purchase the houses we build are local, hardworking and financially responsible. They have to fill out a long application, get lots of supporting documentation, have a true need for affordable housing (on Cape Cod this is an especially critical situation as home prices continue to rise), they've got to have good credit, a steady income and the means to pay closing costs on a home. After all that, due to the high demand and shortage of affordable homes,  qualified applicants must be entered into a drawing.  The "winners" of the selection process then spend the next 10 to 12 months building their homes alongside volunteers. They must put in 250 hours of "sweat equity". When the home is finished, they are able to purchase it at an affordable price. 

The current price for a small 3-bedroom Habitat  home on Cape Cod is $147,500, with a monthly mortgage payment around $775. And if the homeowner chooses to sell the home someday, the deed restriction requires that it be at an affordable price to a similarly qualified homebuyer. 

Next month, Habitat was founded by Jimmy Carter.....

 Myth or truth?


We are immensely grateful to Bob Burke, a great friend to Habitat, realtor and owner of Jack in the Beanstalk of Falmouth. 

Bob has been instrumental in the venture of our new ReStore in Falmouth. Two years ago, when we were just beginning to think of expanding and looking for a suitable site,  Bob approached us  (great timing!) and suggested we look into his land on Gifford Street as a second location. 

He had been reflecting on his personal and professional successes and felt it was time to use that property in a way that gave back to the community.

And what better way, than a new Habitat ReStore, encouraging recycling, volunteering and the building of more affordable homes for Cape Codders. Bob then supported us through all the permitting, zoning and building process. "Without Bob Burke the ReStore in Falmouth would not have been possible." -Donna Baldwin, Yarmouth Restore Manager.

The Falmouth ReStore on Gifford Street is on schedule to open this spring. The driveway, heat, lights and sprinklers are all going in this month. Thank you to volunteer Barry Clickstein and his crew for getting the store ready for opening.  And thank you to Cape Cod Community College for helping us recruit volunteers to help run the store when it opens.

Our ReStore on Whites Path in Yarmouth just celebrated their 5 year anniversary raising funds for Habitat homes on Cape Cod.  ReStores are good for the environment and your wallet!  

Thank you to everyone who volunteers, shops or donates items!

The Yarmouth store is open  Tuesday - Saturday, 9am to 5pm,  and always has a ton of great new (to you) inventory.  Click here for the latest arrivals.



Durkee Lane - 2 homes to be built at 2082 Route 6 (next to the Mainstay hotel). The next step for Wellfleet supporters will be to vote your support of the Community Preservation Committee's (CPC) recommendation of $240,000 in funding at the spring town meeting on April 23rd.

Old Kings Highway - We are preparing our "Local Initiative Program" application for this project which needs to be signed by the Board of Selectmen and then approved by the state's Dept. of Housing and Community Development. Then we will reapply to the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). 
We have building permits for 98 South Yarmouth Rd. and 30 and 34 Janall Drive. In the spring we'll begin site work on these three one-house lots to prepare for volunteer construction in early fall.
Murray Lane at 93-97 Route 28 (six homes). Please attend the  spring town meeting and vote approval for $300,000 in CPC funds for this project. In the mean time, we are working with the utility companies to move a pole ... a step which can take months, and precedes our road and utility work on site. 
The CPC voted for $167,000 in funding support for the three homes in Mashpee, on two sites. We will still need the support of town meeting voters in the spring. Our engineer is preparing plans for our ZBA application for the two homes on Great Neck Road North. 
FALMOUTH RESIDENTS: Habitat Needs Your Support on March 29th, when we expect to be before the ZBA for the hearing of our comprehensive permit application for 12 homes at Barrows Rd.
We have been working long and hard towards creating this new neighborhood and home ownership opportunity, and we would love your support.
If you want to be on Tara's "Falmouth friends" email list for updates as we progress through the permitting process email her.

Call our office 508-362-3559 or check the town website closer to March 29th to confirm the time and room location. 


Paul Hush Way, Brewster
                    Plastering is complete on homes #55 and #50. 
Blueboard  is being hung in houses #65 and #75. 
Shingling and deck construction continues.
John and Julie's house has clapboard. 
Korey, shingling Mom's house!

143 Route 6, Truro
The 3 homes are being shingled. 
                     Cape Air Team Day
                    Cape Cod Five Team Day
Special thanks to Habitat Home Owner Melissa Wheeler and Volunteer Karen Baams for providing our teams with hot homemade lunches! 

Dickinson Drive, Marstons Mills
2 Foundations have been poured.

Saturday, May 12, 2018 
Cape Cod Synagogue's $10,000 Raffle Party
Habitat Cape Cod is Partnering with Cape Cod Synagogue on this event!
 500 tickets will be sold at $75 per chance. Each ticket admits two to the Beatles themed party where the winning tickets will be drawn.  You don't have to be present to win one of five prizes totaling $10,000.
Friday June 1,  2018-Friday, July 6, 2018
Saturday, July 7, 2018
Hook for Homes Awards Dinner 
Sunday, September 23, 2018
For more information on any upcoming event
email or call 508-362-3559 ext 18.


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 .

You can also support Habitat Cape Cod's local mission and work by  signing up with Amazon Smile. Sign up here  and make Habitat Cape Cod your designated charity. Every time you place an order   through Amazon Smile, 
Habitat will receive a percentage.