Commission Explores Housing for Its Staff

With year-round rentals on the Island sparse, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission has begun exploring the possibility of purchasing staff housing.

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Sweeping Bylaw to Regulate Rentals in Tisbury Is on Hold

Saying it had not received enough public airing, Tisbury selectmen voted last night to pull a bylaw from the town meeting warrant that would regulate rental properties in town.

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Proposed Housing Bank Takes First Step
An ad hoc citizen group has assembled to develop an action plan for the growing housing crisis on the Vineyard. The first step comes at town elections beginning next week, when voters will be asked to weigh in.
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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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