Highland Affordable Housing
In 1995, a small group of Truro citizens banded together to buy, move and rehab two Coast Guard houses that had been slated for demolition at Cape Cod Light. Two working families with children now own those houses and contribute to our community. Since 2008, HAH has added four new rental units to Truro’s affordable housing stock; one is for a senior and is handicapped accessible. This year, we finished renovating and put on the market an affordable three-bedroom home. Next year, a joint project with Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod will begin. Our goal is to help Truro preserve its vibrant character and to work with our neighbors to promote decent affordable housing on the Outer Cape, where the average family median income hovers around $78,000 and median home prices range above $500,000. HAH raises money from individuals, public and private funders, and through events like the Housing with Love Walk.
The Mission of Highland Affordable Housing, Inc.
“Helping Truro remain a vibrant community where young families, working people and seniors can also afford to live through: raising awareness, influencing civic and governmental initiatives and developing affordable housing opportunities.”
Highland Affordable Housing awarded the 2022 Caroline Herron Memorial Award to
Michelle Jarusiewicz, Community Housing Specialist, Provincetown, Massachusetts
at the “Close to Home” event held at the Truro Vineyards, September 13, 2022. The Homeless
Prevention Council of Orleans, represented at the gala by Hadley Luddy, Chief Executive Officer,
received all the funds raised at the “Close to Home” event. Those funds were then matched by
Highland Affordable Housing. More than 30 artists offered their works for the Silent Auction.
Several local businesses donated gift certificates and baskets too.