Publications & Links
ISLAND HOUSING TRUST
Community Investment Plan – five year strategic plan for affordable housing development and long-term stewardship on Martha’s Vineyard, by creating and sustaining permanent housing solutions. 2015
Community Investment Tax Credit – provides a 50% refundable state tax credit and a federal tax deduction to donors who invest a minimum of $1,000 with the Island Housing Trust. Through an annual allocation of tax credits, a total of $150,000 will be available this year to help implement the Island Housing Trust’s Community Investment Plan. State Department of Revenue regulation (830 CMR 62.6M.1) explains the calculation of the community investment tax credit for qualified investments.
Frequently Asked Questions – answers to your questions about why and how the Island Housing Trust is working to create and sustain permanent housing solutions throughout Martha’s Vineyard.
Homeowner & Tenant Profile – describes our 100+ homeowners and 25+ renters and how they contribute to our local community and the Island’s economy.
Workforce Housing Survey Results – see what 54 Island business owners and employers had to say when they answered our survey questions.
Partnership for Workforce Housing – Island Source Inc. has partnered with the Island Housing Trust to raise money for the creation of permanently affordable workforce housing.
Affordable Housing Investments – 2005-2011
MARTHA’S VINEYARD HOUSING PLANS & STUDY
Housing Production Plan – The Island Housing Crisis info graphic – All-Island Planning Board. 2016
Martha’s Vineyard 2013 Housing Needs Assessment Highlights – Martha’s Vineyard Commission. 2013
Martha’s Vineyard 2013 Housing Needs Assessment – Martha’s Vineyard Commission. 2013
Martha’s Vineyard 2005 Housing Needs Update – Island Affordable Housing Fund. 2005
Preserving Community – An Island-wide Housing Needs Assessment – Island Affordable Housing Fund. 2001
DONATING & ESTATE PLANNING
Housing Preservation Options – A Summary of Tax Benefits of Donating Real Estate or Affordable Housing Restrictions.
Understanding the Vineyard – A invitation by the Martha’s Vineyard Donor’s Collaborative to understand the importance of Island nonprofits and philanthropy in sustaining the Vineyard.
CONSERVATION BASED AFFORDABLE HOUSING
Partnering Housing and Open Space – conservationists and affordable housing advocates can be natural allies, as new development in West Tisbury illustrates. Martha’s Vineyard Magazine. Fall-Winter 2011 – 2012
Conservation Based Affordable Housing – Improving the Nature of Affordable Housing to Protect Place and People. The Conservation Fund.
COMMUNITY LAND TRUSTS
Out Performing the Market – Delinquency and Foreclosure Rates in Community Land Trusts. Lincoln Institute. October 2010
City-CLT Partnership – Municipal Support for Community Land Trusts. Lincoln Institute. 2008
GREEN AFFORDABLE HOMES
Zero-Net Possible? Yes! Energy Performance of Eight Homes at Eliakims Way, West Tisbury. South Mountain Company. 2011
High Performance – Homes on a Budget The Journal of Light Construction, January 2011
Change of Address Preservation Magazine — the magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. March/ April 2009
ISLAND HOUSING ORGANIZATIONS
TOWN HOUSING COMMITTEES
West Tisbury Affordable Housing Committee
Chilmark Housing Committee
Oak Bluffs Affordable Housing Committee
Edgartown Affordable Housing Committee
Tisbury Affordable Housing Committee
Aquinnah Housing Committee