Homeless Count Shows Rising Numbers on Island

Homelessness continues to climb on the Vineyard, a recent count confirmed. The annual point-in-time count conducted late last month found 41 homeless individuals, compared with 28 last year.

Island Poet Reads Online

The West Tisbury Library presents an online poetry reading with local poet Amarylis Douglas, Wednesday at 5 p.m.

Island Homeless Face Prospect of No Shelters This Winter

Martha’s Vineyard’s homeless shelter program is at risk for staying shuttered this winter due to the complications of the pandemic, posing new dangers for the most vulnerable residents.

Harbor Homes Celebrates House Opening

On Monday, Harbor Homes of Martha’s Vineyard dedicated their newly opened, six-bedroom home for low income residents.

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.

Extra Funding Helps Shelter Island Homeless

The problem of homelessness on Martha’s Vineyard is getting extra attention, and resources, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Homeless Advocacy Group Buys Property

An innovative approach to the problem of homelessness on Martha’s Vineyard moved a step closer to reality Wednesday with the purchase of a six-bedroom home.

Funding Aids Homelessness Problem on Martha's Vineyard

The Vineyard’s once informal homelessness advocacy network made strides this week to establish greater permanence.

State Announces Funding to Study Homelessness on Martha's Vineyard

With a rare budget surplus, the state has secured $200,000 for the Martha’s Vineyard Commission to conduct a comprehensive housing and homeless prevention plan, Sen. Julian Cyr announced on a trip to the Vineyard Saturday.

Advocates Seek Funding for Permanent Shelter for Neediest Islanders

A new initiative to establish group housing for homeless Islanders aims to get off the ground by next spring if funding can be secured.