Tisbury Will Place Housing Bank on Warrant

The Tisbury select board voted Wednesday to place the housing bank article on the annual town meeting warrant, joining Aquinnah and Chilmark in agreeing to bring the question to voters next spring.

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Oak Bluffs Is Third Town to Delay Action on Housing Bank Article

Echoing the concerns of Edgartown and West Tisbury, the Oak Bluffs select board delayed action this week on a draft annual town meeting article to create a Martha’s Vineyard housing bank.

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Edgartown, West Tisbury Delay Action on Housing Bank Article

The Edgartown and West Tisbury select boards pressed the pause button this week on a draft article to create an Islandwide housing bank, after a review by town counsel raised questions.

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Draft Housing Bank Article Begins Circulating

A draft warrant article to create a Martha’s Vineyard housing bank is now being circulated in the six Island towns for possible inclusion at annual town meetings next spring.

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Housing Bank Coalition Eyes Annual Town Meetings

Marking a key step in the concerted push to create a housing bank on Martha’s Vineyard, a draft warrant article was unveiled at an online public forum Saturday morning.

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Housing Bank Bills Get Hearings on Beacon Hill

Speakers from Somerville, Hadley and Martha’s Vineyard were united in their call for legislation to address a statewide problem: lack of affordable housing.

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Edgartown Joins Support for Housing Bank Coalition

Edgartown joined four other Island towns on Monday, issuing a letter of support for the Coalition to Create a Martha’s Vineyard Housing Bank.

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Housing Bank Organizers Air Plan, Stress Urgent Need

Questions and compliments came from all directions at Monday night’s forum on the renewed effort to create a housing bank on Martha’s Vineyard, as organizers aired the long-term plan.

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Housing Bank Coalition Hosts Listening Sessions

As the affordable housing crisis on Martha’s Vineyard escalates to unprecedented heights, a wide-ranging group working to establish a housing bank will host two public listening sessions this week to hear feedback from Islanders. The first session is tonight from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

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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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