Rachel Nava Rohr
Three Island residents walked away from the Tisbury selectmen’s meeting this past week with the opportunity to buy a home close to downtown Vineyard Haven for a dramatically reduced price.
Island Housing Trust
Affordable housing
Tisbury selectmen
The Island Housing Trust and MassHousing have closed on $1.12 million in financing for the seven-unit housing development, a former bed and breakfast in Vineyard Haven.
Affordable housing
Island Housing Trust
Rental housing
Chilmark is holding the first of three community meetings on Monday, June 14 at 6 p.m. to discuss affordable housing development opportunities for the Peaked Hill Pastures property.
Affordable housing

2017

Three residents won the right to buy half-acre lots on 6th street North for $75,000. The lottery was part of the town’s affordable housing program.

Take a look at three new 800-square-foot homes in West Tisbury and Chilmark that make good use of zoning regulations to achieve efficient and attractive year-round living spaces for Island families.

A series of recently-completed housing plans show a year-round population straining under the weight of rents and mortgages amid prohibitive building costs and the pressures of a seasonal real estate market.

In perhaps the most wide-ranging study of Island housing problems to date, housing production plans were issued this week detailing needs, strategies and obstacles for each Island town.

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

2016

The last in a series of three public workshops about affordable housing will take place next week in every town.

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