- Affordable/Attainable Housing
- Affordable Housing Initiatives in Orleans
Affordable Housing Initiatives in Orleans
The Town has many activities underway to add to or improve affordable housing the affordable housing stock. Several are listed here. Click on each to find out more details and to link to external websites or source documents.
The Town of Orleans has active projects to add affordable housing to the Town’s housing stock. Developing new affordable housing is a long, complicated, and expensive proposition, with each project taking several years. Continual efforts are needed to build and add to a “pipeline” of projects so that new units can be made available over time. The current status of the active projects is indicated by dates completed; future major milestones are also listed. Click here to view the summary.
Pennrose/Cape Cod 5
This project involves the renovation of the former Cape Cod 5 Operations Center in Orleans, with some new construction, into an affordable housing development of 62 units.
Old Colony Way Condo Unit
The Orleans Affordable Housing Trust has acquired and rehabilitated one unit at the Colony Way condominium complex.
HECH Homeowner Rehabilitation Assistance
The Harwich Ecumenical Council for Housing has an agreement with the Towns of Orleans, Chatham, and Yarmouth to rehabilitate single-family structures and sell them to eligible low-income homebuyers.
Habitat for Humanity Home at Quanset Road
This Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod project was completed in 2022. A new single-family home was constructed and occupied by a family chosen through a lottery process.
107 Main Street
Located on Main Street near the intersection with Tonset Road, this 14-unit development is for households with incomes at or below 80% of Area Median Income.
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU)
The Town of Orleans has amended its zoning by-law to allow owners of single-family structures to add small separate dwelling units to their properties to increase the availability of housing.
Governor Prence Redevelopment
The five-and-a-half acre site near the intersection of Route 6A and Route 28 in Orleans, the former location of the Governor Prence Motel, will be redeveloped into primarily affordable housing.