Polly Hill Goes Green, to the Roots, for Employee Housing
Polly Hill Arboretum, in collaboration with the state's Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), is taking the next step in creating sustainable, on-site housing for permanent staffers and interns.
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MVC Denies Plan to Reduce Workforce Housing in Former Lampost Building
The commission vote was unanimous to deny a request to reduce the number of workforce housing units in the downtown building. The critical need for worker housing was cited.
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Housing Crisis Draws Crowd
Chris Burrell

The fight for affordable housing on the Island cannot be won without a serious wad of cash, according to the activists for cheaper housing.

On Wednesday night at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury, advocates unveiled a plan that could funnel millions of dollars into the effort on the Vineyard and promise tangible results as early as next year in the form of cash for land and houses and subsidies for rent or down-payments on homes.

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Housing Needs Assessment Portrays an Island in Crisis
A recent benchmark housing needs assessment conducted by the Martha’s Vineyard Commission paints an increasingly dire picture of the Island’s housing crisis.
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Housing Assistance Application Posted
A single application allows year-round Island and Cape Cod residents to seek rental and mortgage assistance from multiple funding programs.
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Island Inn Provides Emergency Housing During Pandemic
Aaron Wilson

The Island Inn in Oak Bluffs opened this week to provide emergency residence for Islanders who are at high risk of exposure during the pandemic and may need to be isolated from family or other household members.

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Uncertainty Remains Over Short-Term Rental Tax
The recent passage of a tax on short-term rentals has kindled confusion among homeowners and realtors who fear it could eventually impact the Island’s robust seasonal economy.
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Desperate Rental Market Leads to Housing Scams
If it seems too good to be true, then it probably is. At least in the case of summer housing rentals on Martha’s Vineyard.
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Commission Explores Housing for Its Staff
Alex Elvin

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
Heather Hamacek

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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