Housing Workshops Conclude

The last in a series of three public workshops about affordable housing will take place next week in every town.

Housing Problems on Martha's Vineyard Are Deep, But Not Unique

Low wages and a seasonal economy are a recipe for hardship for those looking for housing on the Vineyard and other resort communities, with high-cost second homes raising prices.

Affordable Housing: An Urgent Need

 
It is important that in the rush to designate the entire Island as a “district of critical planning concern” that we not forget two other issues that have long been neglected on the Vineyard. The first is the urgent need for affordable housing. The second is the need for much more active comprehensive planning so that we will not lurch from crisis to crisis as we have been doing, while growth around us has continued unabated. This letter deals only with the first.
 
This will not be a treatise on affordable housing.

Affordable Housing Tops West Tisbury Special Town Meeting

A short warrant that goes relatively long on spending will come before West Tisbury voters at a special town meeting next week.

Kuehn's Way Project Clears Tisbury Zoning Board of Appeals

The Tisbury zoning board of appeals has cleared the way for 20 affordable apartments to be built on State Road in Vineyard Haven.

Islandwide Affordable Housing Series Begins

Residents from Edgartown to Aquinnah this week weighed in on an effort to increase the Island’s stock of affordable housing as a series of workshops began.

Planning Boards Launch Major Affordable Housing Initiative

Working as a group, six Island planning boards have launched an initiative that aims to create hundreds of affordable housing units over the next 10 years.

Planning Board Strikes Initial Deal Over Former Kupersmith Property

A hefty contribution to affordable housing and strict limits on nitrogen are the two main elements of a deal struck late last week between the Oak Bluffs planning board and the buyers and sellers of a failed subdivision in the Southern Woodlands.

With Sale of Former Kupersmith Property Pending, Town Demands More Money for Affordable Housing

The Oak Bluffs affordable housing trust has recommended that the planning board require a contribution of $880,000 from the principals involved in the sale of the failed housing development. A public hearing is set for tonight at 7 p.m.

Aquinnah Tribe Receives Affordable Housing Grant

Just under half a million dollars was awarded last week to the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) through an annual grant for affordable housing.

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