CDP Receives $15K Gift to Support Housing Rehab Program

Pictured L to R: CDP Board President, Ben de Ruyter, Emily Flax and David Nicolau, co-owners of Atlantic Bay sotheby’s International Realty, and Jay Coburn, CDP CEO. Photo: Britt Beedenbender.

EASTHAM – The Community Development Partnership has received a gift of $15,000 from Atlantic Bay Sotheby’s International Realty.

The award, which will be distributed over three years, will support the CDP’s Housing Rehabilitation Program.

The program helps low-income home owners on the Lower Cape make vital repairs to their homes and has aided over 400 families over the past 14 years. Local contractors have completed more than $9.6 million in renovation projects over than time.

Co-owner of Atlantic Bay Sotheby’s Emily Flax said the business is pleased to support the Housing Rehabilitation Program.

“Our company has been an anchor in real estate sales and rentals for decades on the Outer Cape,” Flax said.“And though a portion of our business deals with second home owners, Cape Cod is our home, and we feel very strongly about giving back to the community and supporting other year round Cape Cod residents.”

Jay Coburn, the CEO of the Community Development Partnership, said the organization is grateful for the support of the program and that it is important to preserve affordable homes on the Outer and Lower Cape.

“The funds that we receive from the federal and state government to administer this program don’t fully cover the costs,” Coburn said.“Thanks to this gift, we can continue to help our low income neighbors maintain their homes and feel good about being part of their community.”

This year the CDP has available up to $40,000 for income eligible residents in Dennis, Harwich, Eastham, Truro and Provincetown to pay for critical home repairs. In addition to repairing roofing, siding, windows, doors, heating and plumbing, the program covers minor structural repairs and lead paint abatement.

Additionally, the program incorporates energy efficient upgrades whenever possible which also helps to lower ongoing heating costs to homeowners, thereby easing the burden of home ownership.

The program is funded in part through Community Development Block Grants to the Towns of Truro and Dennis, given through the Department of Housing and Community Development as well as support from Atlantic Bay Sotheby’s International Realty and Sailors Snug Harbor of Boston Foundation.

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