Housing Dilemma series

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.

Housing Struggle on Martha's Vineyard Spans Decades

Seventeen years ago, in the midst of a market upturn, housing concerns for year-rounders reached a new height.

Housing Problems on Martha's Vineyard Are Deep, But Not Unique

Low wages and a seasonal economy are a recipe for hardship for those looking for housing on the Vineyard and other resort communities, with high-cost second homes raising prices.