2018 was my sixth year leading the Community Development Partnership, and by all accounts it has been an incredibly successful year thanks to the great work of our talented staff, extraordinary leadership from our Board and Advisory Council Members and the financial support provided by our generous donors. We used our entire allotment of Community Investment Tax Credits, and in the first six months of our 2019 Fiscal Year we have surpassed our fundraising goal of $279,000 from individuals and businesses by $42,000!
I’m incredibly excited about the year ahead. In this issue of our E-news, you can read about our new Strategic Partnership with Cape Cod Children’s Place and the Homeless Prevention Council. We have brought on David Abel, our new Chief Property Management Officer, to position the CDP to manage new affordable housing developments. And our Housing Rehab program will continue under the new leadership of Terri Barron.
At the end of the month, I’ll be leaving for a six week sabbatical – for some much needed time to recharge, reflect and get ready for the opportunities that lie ahead. I’m grateful to our Board for granting me this time and incredibly fortunate to work with a group of colleagues so capable in continuing our important work creating opportunities for people to live work and thrive on the Lower cape. I’ll be back in early March.
Thanks for your interest and support.
Granting peace of mind as well as help: CDP Receives Housing Rehab Grant
Over the past 14 years, the CDP has helped more than 438 homeowners, spending over $10.5 million in repairs all performed by local contractors...
There is good news for eligible homeowners in Harwich, Eastham, Truro and Provincetown. The CDP has been awarded $639,892 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding through the Town of Truro and the MA Department of Housing and Community Development. This grant allows us to help qualified low to moderate income (LMI) home owners, living in the towns of Eastham, Harwich, Truro and Provincetown, make critical repairs to their home through our Housing Rehabilitation (HR) program.
The CDP’s HR program makes it possible for homeowners to address, correct and update health and safety issues as well as make energy efficiency upgrades. Repairs may include, but are not limited to, furnace upgrades, new roofing and siding, handicap accessible ramps and lead paint removal.
Rosie Hatch and CDP work together to grow Rosie’s Landscaping
I was told by a number of people to go to them (CDP) for help and I’m so glad I did.”
Owner, Rosie's Landscaping
Rosie Hatch always knew she wanted to do something that kept her close to the earth she loved. She’d been raised to appreciate nature, conservation, organic gardening and spiritual self-awareness; all things she continued to cultivate as she blossomed into adulthood.
One of her first jobs was working on an all women crew of landscapers in Wellfleet. When an opportunity arose that allowed her to go to Hawaii to continue her agricultural and spiritual education, she dropped everything else and went. There, she worked at an organic permaculture farm and decided that was the type of work she was meant to do.
“Susan warned me that I would always know what she thought, especially if she didn’t agree with me! I will always be grateful for Susan’s guidance and honesty.”
Jay Coburn, CDP Chief Executive Officer
Since her death on November 15th, many of us have been mourning the loss of our friend, supporter, colleague and founding board member, Susan Lindquist. She was one of those rare intelligent, thoughtful, and witty people who spoke her mind while convincing you to join her in implementing her often lofty, if not seemingly impossible, ideas. Nothing seemed unattainable to her. She just had to find the right people and best way to move forward.
There were no roadblocks for Susan. She found ways to navigate around, ignore, or remove obstacles in order to create the positive changes she envisioned. Her example inspired many of us to do the same.
“Families here are really struggling. We’re seeing the demand for services from each of our organizations increasing each year. By working in collaboration, we can preserve and strengthen the region’s social safety net.”
Fran McClennen, Vice President
CDP Board of Directors
We are thrilled to announce a new strategic alliance between the Community Development Partnership (CDP), Cape Cod Children’s Place (CCCP) and Homeless Prevention Council (HPC). Signed into formal agreement just after Thanksgiving, the alliance will enhance the services and support provided to low- and moderate-income individuals and families on the Lower and Outer Cape –allowing for more efficient service delivery, ease of access, and potential new program opportunities.
The three organizations collectively serve low- and moderate-income residents through affordable housing, early child education and care, family support services, homelessness prevention, job skills and economic opportunity.
Photo: Present for the signing of the agreement were (back row, from left) Fran McClennen of the Community Development Partnership, Cindy Horgan of Cape Cod Children’s Place, Jay Coburn of the CDP, Hadley Luddy of the Homeless Prevention Council and David Willard, HPC board member emeritus; and (front row, from left) Deb Martin of Cape Cod Children’s Place, Ben deRuyter of the CDP, and Maryann Campagna of the HPC.
The CDP Welcomes Our Newest Staff Members
We are thrilled to have David Abel and Terri Barron joining the staff at the Community Development Partnership.
David, hired as our Chief Property Management Officer and Terri, our Director of Housing Rehabilitation Programs, both started earlier this month and hit the ground running.
David was raised in Brewster where his mother’s family has roots back to the Mayflower. After graduating from Duke University with a BA in Political Science, he entered the property management and development field in Boston where he has worked in the residential property management field for over 30 years. During that time he was responsible for the condominium management divisions of two prominent firms in the Boston market. In addition to overall responsibility for all management staff and operations, he enjoyed implementing and managing large capital projects on behalf of clients.
Sixteen years ago, David and his wife moved back to Orleans, and they now have a daughter who is a sophomore at Nauset Regional.
Terri was born and raised in Massachusetts, and moved to Cape Cod in 2010 after spending 12 years in Scottsdale, AZ. She earned a BA in Human Resources from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and had a successful 25 year career in the HR field.
Terri has also worked in the fields of Immigration Law as well as Corporate Contracts prior to joining CDP as Director of Housing Rehabilitation Programs. She currently serves as President of the Board of Directors at the Family Pantry of Cape Cod in Harwich and has devoted many personal hours volunteering with nonprofit organizations on Cape Cod. Terri and her husband reside in Mashpee.
Upcoming Events and Workshops
Supported by funding from:
Department of Housing and Community Development,
Cape & Islands United Way, Cape Cod Young Professionals
Cape Cod Foundation
Outer Cape Housing Advocacy Training
9:00 - 2:00 PM
Wellfleet Preservation Hall
Lower Cape Advocacy Training
9:00 - 2:00 PM
Harwich Community Center
The Cape Housing Advocacy Training will teach you what you need to know to support the creation of more housing on Cape Cod, including affordable housing. If you are passionate about making sure that people on Cape Cod have a place to live that they can afford, then this training is for you. You have the power to improve your community and make it stronger.