Chilmark Announces Winners of Affordable Lots

In a long-awaited lottery, four Chilmark residents were awarded homesites at Nab’s Corner. The event early Friday evening was standing room only.

Selectmen Stay the Course on Housing Lottery Despite Appeals

With demand for affordable homesites running high and an upcoming lottery for four lots at Nab’s Corner a few days away, the Chilmark selectmen this week denied two appeals from applicants who did not meet the guidelines.

Chilmark Addresses Affordable Housing

Citing a clear demand for affordable housing in their town, the Chilmark selectmen are discussing making more town land available for homesites.

Changing Plans May Delay Edgartown Affordable Housing Project

A project to develop affordable housing on town land in Edgartown may have to go back to town meeting for a vote, the town selectmen said this week.

A New Approach to a Timeless Issue

A new neighborhood is quietly taking root in West Tisbury. There’s a house with an older couple living in it, another one with a mom and two elementary school-aged kids, and a third house owned by a couple who has a newborn baby. On any given weekday, the playground at the West Tisbury School seems just a stone’s throw away.

MVC Approves Smart-Growth Apartments for Downtown Vineyard Haven

The commission determined that The Island Housing Trust affordable apartment project near the busy Five Corners intersection would not contribute to traffic problems or have other adverse affects on the community.

MVC Will Review Housing Trust's Affordable Apartment Plan

A plan to convert an old house off Water street in Vineyard Haven into affordable apartments will require review by the Martha’s Vineyard Commission as a development of regional impact. The location near the Five Corners intersection was a primary concern.

As Economy Improves, Year-Round Rentals Grow More Scarce

Using social media, a group of people are working to shed light on the Vineyard shuffle, the annual problem they say is afflicting the community even more severely this year.

Legal Fight Ends on Bright Note With Four Affordable Housing Lots in Chilmark

Twelve years in the making, the complicated deal with the town, the land bank and the Howard B. Hillman family will create affordable housing, add conservation land and save a historic home in Chilmark.

MVC Approves Workforce Housing Plan for Edgartown

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission voted 8-2 Thursday night to approve eight new second-story rental apartments at Post Office Square in Edgartown. Commissioners who backed the plan said the acute need for workforce housing outweighed other problems.

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