Housing Lotteries Help Islanders Put Down Permanent Roots

The home ownership lottery system has made a significant dent in the housing problem on the Island by allowing at least some young families to put down roots.

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High Costs, Few Options Leave Seniors with Housing Dilemma

The planned closure of Wildflower Court at the Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has shined a light on the broader need for elder living options on the Vineyard.

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Selectmen Decide Against Housing Referendum

Edgartown selectmen declined to add a non-binding referendum to the ballot asking voters if they wanted Community Preservation Act funds to be earmarked for housing.

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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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Chilmark Hears Affordable Housing Options, Narrows Police Chief Search

The Chilmark selectmen responded cautiously to efforts by an ad-hoc citizen’s committee to revisit the idea of an Island housing bank.

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Chilmark Takes Aim at Short-Term Rentals

On the heels of a planning effort aimed at expanding Island housing opportunities, the Chilmark planning board has begun investigating short-term rentals such as those offered through Airbnb.

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Housing Needs Study Presentation

The Martha’s Vineyard Housing Needs Assessment Study Committee will present the findings of its latest study at a public meeting on Wednesday, January 19. The informational session will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Tisbury Senior Center.

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The Vineyard Shuffle: Twice a Year Move Is Way of Life

Only carry from place to place what can fit in your car, or if you’re lucky, a friend’s pickup truck. Pack your clothes in garbage bags and carefully stack them so they don’t tumble over on the drive. Leave the cabinets completely empty, tuck the plates and dishes in between your clothes, and lock the door behind you as though you were never there.

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