Housing Assistance Announces Senior Management Promotions

March 25, 2019 (Hyannis, MA) — Housing Assistance Corporation has named Shawna Moos of Centerville as its Director of Marketing and Strategic Initiatives and David Quinn of Bourne as its Director of Housing Development and Planning.

“Both Shawna and David bring an incredible skill set and knowledge of the housing issues facing Cape Codders that will help to strengthen our work and benefit those we serve,” Housing Assistance CEO Alisa Magnotta Galazzi said. “Their talents will drive our current and future programming as we work to empower our clients, from those most in need to our workforce which serves as the backbone of the Cape’s economy.”

Moos will direct Housing Assistance’s marketing, advertising, and media relations efforts, as well as coordinate with community organizations, advocacy groups, and legislative affairs staff to ensure the nonprofit’s impact across Cape Cod and the Islands.

“I’m excited to have this opportunity to support Housing Assistance’s critical mission to develop more housing opportunities for our year-round community,” Moos said.

Moos, who serves on the Philanthropy Day of Cape Cod Committee, is committed to deepening Housing Assistance’s partnerships with other nonprofit organizations in our region. She brings a unique combination of expertise in marketing and communications; foundation, corporate, and media relations; and organizational development to her new role. She previously served as the Director of Communications for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Boston University.

Quinn, who has been at Housing Assistance since December 2016, previously served as the agency’s Assistant Director of Housing Development and succeeds Sanford (Sandy) Horvitz of Dennis who retired at the beginning of March.

“As someone who has experienced firsthand the difficulties of finding adequate housing on the Cape, I am eager to help Housing Assistance address the need for more housing for our year-round residents,” he said.

Quinn recently co-authored the nonprofit’s report, “Housing On Cape Cod: The High Cost of Doing Nothing” which looked at the economic impact the lack of housing options for those of all income levels is having on our region.

From that report, Housing Assistance launched Rent 365, a program that provides a $1,000 incentive for seasonal homeowners to rent out their second homes on a year-round basis. Quinn will continue to manage that program in his new position.

He will also oversee the agency’s short- and long-term development efforts, adding to the more than 550 units it has built since its inception. Housing Assistance is about to begin construction on the Lofts at 57, an 8-unit mixed income community on Ridgewood Avenue in Hyannis.

Prior to arriving at Housing Assistance, Quinn was the Regional Waste Reduction Coordinator for Barnstable County. He holds a master’s degree in urban and environmental policy and planning from Tufts University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from The College of the Holy Cross.

A native of Waltham, he came to Cape Cod in 2007 as an AmeriCorps volunteer, contributing more than 1,700 hours of service toward land and water conservation projects; environmental education; community outreach; event planning; and disaster preparedness.

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