November 2022
Live, Work, Thrive
Your Monthly Update
from the Community Development Partnership
A Word from Jay...

I think we can all agree that a safe, affordable, year-round place to live is the foundation of a healthy family and a healthy community. One of the most successful programs we run here at the Community Development Partnership is our Lower Cape Community Housing Partnership. This innovative program has helped our community and the eight Lower Cape towns make significant progress in addressing the lack of housing that is affordable to year-round residents.

I’m pleased to share with you that the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has recognized the importance of our work in building a healthier community through advocacy for affordable housing with the award of a $1 Million grant over five years. This major commitment of resources through DPH’s Massachusetts Community Health & Healthy Aging Funds enables us to do more community organizing and capacity building for housing.

Solving our region’s housing crisis is also good for our economy. Last month, our partners at SCORE honored over twenty businesses owners at their annual Small Business Awards. Over and over, small business owners cited the lack of housing for employees as the greatest barrier to success for their business.

Our Lower Cape Community Housing Partnership was launched six years ago with funds from generous donors like you. Thank you for your continued support of our work to lead the Lower Cape in building a diverse year-round community of people who can afford to live, work and thrive here.
Jay Coburn
President & Chief Executive Officer
Supporting Local Business
The Salty Market Farm_Stand is Innovating
the Outer Cape Food Scene
“Pam is so easy to talk to about business strategy. She helped me get the goals from my head down on paper and set realistic metrics to measure my success.”
 –Liam Luttrell-Rowland, Chef and Owner, Salty Market Farm_Stand
The Lower and Outer Cape’s thriving small business scene is part of what makes the region so unique and attractive to visitors. Many business owners are striving to innovate within their respective industries. The Community Development Partnership is here to support them. One of these innovators is Chef Liam Luttrell-Rowland, the owner of the Salty Market Farm Stand in Truro.

Liam has a long history with the CDP. In the early 2000s, he received help crafting a business plan for his first business. It was a service that would supply locally grown produce to restaurants on the Outer Cape. Unfortunately, that venture never became viable. It did help Liam make connections within the Outer Cape culinary scene, though, and sowed the seeds of the idea that would become the Salty Market Farm_Stand.
Housing Matters
Supporting Independent Lifestyles through Affordable Housing
“The office is very helpful and polite. The maintenance team is especially professional when responding to requests.”
 –Sally Michael, Resident,Thankful Chases Pathway
At the CDP, our mission is to promote the creation of a diverse year-round community of people who can afford to live, work, and thrive here. This means creating a community that is desirable and attainable for everyone, from young families to retirees. Sally Michael lives at Thankful Chases Pathway, one of the CDP’s affordable rental housing properties.
Sally has a long history of visiting the Cape. She first ventured over the bridges in the 1950’s, when she spent a year at a boarding school and summer camp in Yarmouth. She spent most of her life living in and around Washington DC but would travel back to the Cape nearly every summer. She owned a condo in Provincetown. In 2012, she had the opportunity to move here full-time for work and she took it without hesitation.
Supporter Spotlight
Supporter Spotlight: Michael Herman
“Anyone who is working fulltime in our communities should have the opportunity to find affordable housing here.”
 –Michael Herman, Farmer and Orleans Select Board Member
At the CDP, we pride ourselves on the strength of our programs. Whether it’s housing or business, our programs are focused on creating opportunities for people to live here, work here and thrive here.

For many supporters, their first introduction to the organization is a workshop, or a story from a friend who has benefited from our programs. One supporter, drawn in by the strength of the CDP’s programs, is Michael Herman. Michael is a local farmer and member of the Orleans Select Board. 

Michael’s family has deep ties to the Cape. His great grandfather moved to Orleans around the 1900s. He worked as chauffeur for the Winslow family from Boston whose summer home was on Pleasant Bay. Michael’s great grandfather settled close by, on Tar Kiln Road where the family started the farm that Michael operates a farm today.
Other News
Check out the Lower Cape Housing and ADU Resource Center
Free Small Business Assistance

The CDP's Business & Credit program team is available for one-on-one technical assistance. Get the resources you need to make the most of the upcoming off-season.

Small Business Technical Assistance is available:
  • Remotely via phone or video conference
  • In-person at the Provincetown Commons on the second Tuesday of each month
  • In-person at Chatham Works on the Last Tuesday of each month
  • In-person at the Harwich Cultural Center on the second Thursday of each month.

Click the link below to schedule a 30 or 60-minute appointment! 
Watch our Housing 101 Workshop
Last month we hosted the first workshop of our 2022/23 Lower Cape Housing Institute. This is the perfect introduction to the housing challenges on the Lower and Outer Cape!
Upcoming Workshops
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