January 1, 2021
Provincetown Housing Authority adds Hawthorne property to its roster
The Provincetown Housing Authority is on track to build 10 to 15 bedrooms of supportive housing at 46 Harry Kemp Way, behind senior housing at Maushope. On Nov. 2, PHA closed on a .35-acre parcel of the Hawthorne estate, following the Sept. 21 Annual Town Meeting voice-vote, which allotted $425,000 in Community Preservation Funds for the purchase. The PHA received a $60,000 in a CPA Grant in 2018 to hire a development consultant and is now sending out an RFP to engage an expert to assist them in their efforts to create new housing in Provincetown.
The PHA hopes to provide an element of supported housing in their designs for the new property. Supported housing combines housing with services for older adults and people with disabilities. Residents live independently but get help with housekeeping, meals, laundry, shopping, coordination of case management and accessing community resources.
Provincetown’s tourist economy and high property values have resulted in a lack of enough affordable housing for its year-round population. While Provincetown has done better than most towns on Cape Cod at creating affordable housing, it needs at least 250 more units to sustain the year-round community, according to the town’s Housing Playbook.
For more information, contact Executive Director Kristin Hatch at PHA@provincetownhousing.org or (508) 487-0434.