The Cape Cod Commission supports the 15 towns of Barnstable County, regional and sub-regional housing agencies, and other partners seeking to improve the availability and diversity of housing affordable to our community. This role includes the development of information to support local decision making, including presentations; coordination with state and other regional agencies; meeting facilitation; zoning analysis and support; and specific project development upon request of the community.
The Commission also supports the advancement of regional efforts to create affordable housing and support housing where appropriate by drafting model zoning such as the model bylaw for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), the facilitation of the Regional Housing Market Analysis, and drafting a framework for Form-Based Code.
Previously, Commission staff maintained the HOME Consortium, a block grant program designed to create affordable housing for low-income households. This program is now managed by Barnstable County.