Habitat Cape Cod news & updates
March 2021
We have 2 Restore Locations in Falmouth and Yarmouth where we sell new and used home goods. You can follow them on Facebook and Instagram. Business is booming and now is the time to pick up some unique items for your home! Our talented staff and volunteers even repurpose some of the items to make them one of kind pieces. You never know what we will have, so stop by frequently!

Are you in a Position to Donate Items to Our ReStores? Habitat accepts and will pick up donations of used cabinets, appliances and furniture, good to excellent condition. Proceeds from sales help build more affordable homes on Cape Cod! Click here for more info!

Our Habitat "very" socially distant Book Club meets the 3rd Thursday of the month via zoom at 7pm.

If you are interested in joining, please email Tara@habitatcapecod.org.
Thank You Seascape Realty
Special thanks to our friend Billy Barmmer at Seascape Realty!

Billy makes a donation to Habitat every time he sells a new home!
You could be the lucky winner of an 8' x 10' Cape Quivett Shed by purchasing raffle tickets and also help build affordable homes for local Cape Cod families! 

Raffle tickets are $5 each, 5 for $20 or 15 for $40 and can be purchased at either of our ReStores in Yarmouth and Falmouth or online by clicking HERE.

The winning name will be pulled in June. In addition to the shed, you could win a bottle of wine and wine tasting at Cape Cod Winery, a kayak or paddleboard rental from Cape Cod Kayak, a window box planted by Scenic Roots, and a Cape Cod Beach Chair!

THANK YOU to Pine Harbor Wood Products for donating this wonderful shed!!!
The sun is shining. The weather is warming up, and it's looking like it's going to be a great summer.

Our 4th Annual Ride for Homes is scheduled for Sunday, September 26th and we hope you and your friends and family will join us.

We suspect calendars are going to fill up faster than ever before this year, so please mark yours today!

Proceeds from the Ride will help us build more affordable homes with Cape Cod families in 2021. Registration details coming soon!
Town News
Sandwich. Cotuit Road and Nauset Street. We have submitted the ZBA applications for this “scatter-site” project with a total of three homes to be built.  Our first hearing (virtual) will be tomorrow night at 6 p.m. Information about the hearing will be posted here:  https://www.sandwichmass.org/AgendaCenter/Board-of-Appeals-3  We certainly appreciate your attendance at the meeting and/or letters of support for the project submitted to the Sandwich Planning Department: planning@sandwichmass.org
Chatham. George Ryder Road South. We plan to close on the transfer of the land in April. We hope to begin infrastructure work on this project in late fall 2021, with a wall raising in 2022.
Brewster. 26 Red Top Road. We have submitted our LIP (Local Initiative Project) application to the Brewster select board for signature at its April 5th meeting. Following their approval the application will be submitted to DHCD (Department of Housing & Community Development) on their acceptance of the project we will make application of this 40B project to Brewster ZBA. 
Harwich. Murray Lane.  The six foundations are in. And we are also installing the septic systems.  If all goes as planned, we will raise walls at Murray Lane in June or July 2021. 
Falmouth. Willett Way.  Building permits have been issued for this 10-home project.  We are currently installing the foundations and septic systems for the first 6 homes. We plan to raise walls at Willett Way in August 2021 (6 homes) and May 2022 (4 homes.) 
We continue our assessment of a number of sites in towns across the Cape. We are always on the lookout for suitable sites for Habitat homes. If you would like to consider the donation of a parcel of property, or know of a town owned site that might be suitable, please contact Beth Wade, Director of Land Acquisition & Project Development, at land@habitatcapecod.org or 508-362-3559 x24.  Thank you! 
Construction News
Mendes Way, Mashpee
Quanset Road, Orleans
We are currently building 2 three-bedroom homes in Mashpee on Mendes Way.

  • Solar panels have been installed and are soon to be activated.
  • HVAC is complete.
  • Rough in electric and plumbing underway and carpentry continues.
  • The HVAC contractor should have the rough-ins completed this week.

We are building 1 two-bedroom home on Quanset Road in Orleans.

  • The roof is shingled.
  • The exterior trim is complete and siding is underway.
  • Solar panels are being installed.
  • HVAC is complete.
Willett Way, Falmouth
We are preparing two new sites for volunteer construction in Harwich and Falmouth. We expect to raise walls on 6 two and three bedroom homes in each location over the summer.
Murray Lane, Harwich:
  • All foundations are in, inspected and backfilled.
  • 4 Septic systems are in. Two more to go.
  • Water lines to the foundations are next.

  • Site has been treed and grubbed.
  • 6 foundations holes have been dug.
  • Footings for Lots 5 & 6 have been poured.
  • Concrete work continues.
Sometimes it is much easier to give $25 a month instead of a lump sum of $300. Habitat can charge your card each month until you want to stop, get a new card, or need to change the amount at any time.

Enroll today online or call Ginny Irving, Director of Resource Development at 508-362-3559 x28 or email ginny@habitatcapecod.org.
Consider a LEGACY GIFT to Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod. You can help us do what we do today, even better, for generations to come. A planned gift is simple to arrange
and often returns benefits back to you.

For example, you can:

• Make a gift today that costs you nothing during your lifetime
• Receive guaranteed payments for life in return for your gift
• Donate life insurance you no longer need
• Give appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual funds
• Preserve your estate for your heirs and support a cause you care about
• Use a gift to reduce your estate tax exposure and eliminate capital gains
• Donate your house or vacation property, take a tax
deduction and continue to use the property for as long as you’d like

For more information please contact Ginny Irving, Director of Resource Development 508-362-3559 ext. 28 ginny@habitatcapecod.org
We believe deeply in the mission of HHCC — and we have abiding confidence in the exceptional staff. We want to leave a bit of our heritage to several lasting causes, and it has simply made sense to include HHCC. This chapter does remarkable and lasting good here on the Cape, meeting a need which surely will continue long into the foreseeable future. Lives have been, and will continue to be, profoundly changed for the better and in a long-lasting way — simply by the provision of safe, affordable, stable, and eco-friendly housing. - Dr. Rob and Bev Park
Habitat Cape Cod has earned the 2020 GOLD Seal of Transparency from Guidestar! 

Now our community can tangibly see our commitment to financial accountability.

Check out our updated #NonprofitProfile on GuideStar.
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