The Massachusetts Property Insurance Underwriting Association, or FAIR Plan, has submitted a request for a rate hike. The Cape and Islands have a proposed rate hike of 9.9 per cent on homeowner insurance premiums scheduled to go into effect July 1. A public hearing on the rate request will be held on Wednesday, May 29, at 11 a.m. at the Barnstable town hall in Hyannis in the second floor hearing room. Citizens for Homeowners Insurance Reform will hold a rally on the village green next to the town hall from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. before the hearing.