Need Housing?2020-11-03T20:21:51+00:00

For Current and Prospective Eastham Residents:

If you work, live, or wish to live in Eastham, the town’s “Housing Help” program can assist you in locating and qualifying for housing that is affordable, clean and safe. Options range from living within one of our affordable living communities, to residences developed by Cape-wide housing agencies, to short- and long-term rentals in town-qualified living spaces created by concerned individuals and local businesses. Learn more.

FAQs

What is the Eastham Rental Assistance Program?2021-03-08T17:25:39+00:00

With funds from the Town of Eastham CPC, the HECH organization administers a Rental Assistance Program to income-qualified households who live or work in Eastham or who have children attending the Nauset School District. HECH is currently accepting applications for this program.

It is the intention of this program to assist households in gapping the difference in rental payments for households at or below 60% of AMI. Applicants will be required to go through a certification process to determine a household’s income and other eligibility requirements. Once awarded in the program participants can access up to $350, for up to 3 years.

Contact Martha Person, Housing Program Coordinator at 508-432-0015, ext. 102 or at martha@hech.org

hech.org/eastham rental assistance

Are families eligible for the housing help program?2020-10-16T14:38:11+00:00

Yes, of course they are! As you begin talking to the agencies listed on our Contact Page, be sure to fully explain your needs. There are options for small and large families just as there are options for individuals and couples. Please don’t overstate or understate; your case worker just needs to know how best to help you.

Where do I go to find housing that I can afford?2020-08-17T21:04:54+00:00

Cape Cod is blessed in that there are many non-profit agencies that are trying to help local people to live here — safely and comfortably. We suggest starting here. But don’t just select one agency to contact; you improve your odds of finding the right solution for you and your family if you talk with several agencies. They all wish to help!

How can I become a resident of Nauset Green?2020-10-11T15:35:46+00:00

The Village at Nauset Green is a brand-new rental development. The 65-unit development features 27 one-bedroom, 31 two-bedroom, and 7 three-bedroom apartments available for various income tiers. Rental units are available for both individuals and families.

The design for Village at Nauset Green aims to evoke the local Cape Cod style and create a small village feel for residents and the community at large. The community is centered around two common green spaces that offers recreation opportunities for people of all.

You can learn more —and confirm your eligibility to apply — by contacting the community’s administrator at 508-342-5628.

What is an ADU and how can I benefit from it?2020-10-16T14:44:17+00:00

An Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is a smaller, independent residential dwelling unit located on the same lot as a stand-alone (i.e., detached) single-family home or a place of business. ADUs go by many different names in the US, including accessory apartments. Both homeowners and business owners in the town of Eastham may offer ADUs.

In 2019 the Town of Eastham voted to approve an Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) bylaw to help diversify the types of housing available in the community and broaden housing opportunities for households of all income levels, ages and sizes, and to encourage and support a stable and diverse year round community and a robust local workforce.

Per the Eastham Zoning Bylaw an ADU is defined as a separate housekeeping unit containing independent living facilities for one or more persons, including permanent provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking and sanitation. Which may be incorporated within a lawful principal single-family dwelling or commercial structure or within a detached building accessory to and on the same lot as a lawful principal single-family dwelling or commercial structure which the ADU shall be clearly subordinate in design to that principal single-family dwelling. (Eastham Zoning Bylaw).

The ADU bylaw was adopted to help prevent the displacement of current Eastham residents and encourage the influx of new residents, and to encourage a more efficient use of the Town’s housing supply and building stock while maintaining the character of the areas in which the Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are located.

Who can rent an ADU?2020-10-15T21:31:03+00:00

There are no tenant restrictions or qualifications for private Accessory Dwelling Units. However, if an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is subsidized with state, federal or local funding, the renter needs to meet the current income qualification guidelines. These income qualifications change periodically, so it is best to contact the Eastham Town Planner for current information.

In 2019 the Town of Eastham voted to approve an Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) bylaw to help diversify the types of housing available in the community and broaden housing opportunities for households of all income levels, ages and sizes, and to encourage and support a stable and diverse year round community and a robust local workforce.

The ADU bylaw was adopted to help prevent the displacement of current Eastham residents and encourage the influx of new residents, and to encourage a more efficient use of the Town’s housing supply and building stock while maintaining the character of the areas in which the Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are located.

Do ADU tenants need to be employed within the Town of Eastham?2020-10-16T14:47:23+00:00

No, tenants of ADUs do not need to be employed within the Town of Eastham.

What are the income requirements for eligibility for the housing help program?2020-10-16T14:39:33+00:00

Here’s a quick way to gauge your eligibility. Do you fit within one of these categories?

  • households with incomes at or below 30% of area median income (currently up to $23,650 for a family of three)
  • households with incomes between 30% and 50% of area median income (up to $39,400 for a family of three)
  • households with incomes between 50% and 80% of area median income (up to $59,250 for a family of three)

If you fit within these guidelines you may be eligible for housing assistance. We suggest you reach out to one of the agencies on our Contact Page to learn more.

THE TOWN — AND LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS — ARE HERE TO HELP!

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