Habitat for Humanity Celebrates Latest Home Opening
Aaron Wilson

On Monday, Habitat for Humanity of Martha's Vineyard opened their 13th home — a three bedroom, two bathroom, two story house in Vineyard Haven — for the Cortez family.

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Habitat Postpones Mortgage Payments

Habitat for Humanity of Martha’s Vineyard is deferring homeowners’ mortgage payments and absorbing their escrow payments.

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Habitat for Humanity Staff Earns License

Habitat for Humanity of Martha’s Vineyard is pleased to announce that board member Cathy Chu is now licensed as an unrestricted construction supervisor.

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Habitat for Humanity Applications Due

Habitat for Humanity of Martha’s Vineyard is accepting applications for an affordable two-bedroom home that will be built in Oak Bluffs.

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Raising the Roof

Habitat for Humanity of Martha’s Vineyard joined forces with partner Island Housing Trust to present the second annual Raising the Roof, a benefit concert for affordable housing, on Thursday evening, July 26.

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Habitat for Humanity Celebrates
Katherine Wiley

Officials from the Martha's Vineyard chapter of Habitat for Humanity announced this week that they have signed a purchase and sales agreement to buy two acres of land in Edgartown.

The land is located off the West Tisbury Road near Bennett Way and, if all goes as planned, the group hopes to begin constructing two houses there late this spring.

It's apt that this news comes now, since this week also marks the completion of the chapter's first house on the Island.

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The Cause to Combat Homelessness

The United Nations has designated the first Monday in October of each year as World Habitat Day. This is a day to reflect on the state of our towns and cities and the basic right to adequate shelter for all. It is also intended to remind all of us of our collective responsibility for the future of the human habitat.

Each year, more than three million people experience homelessness. Millions of low-income American households have to pay more than 50 per cent of their income for rent when estimates say the figure should be no more than 30 per cent.

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When a House Becomes a Home
Tara Keegan

Briana Fragosa almost jumped out of her bright pink Crocs. The butterfly pin holding back her long hair threatened to take flight as its owner bounced and bounced yelling, “Five minutes! Five minutes!”

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