Publications & Links

PUBLICATIONS

ISLAND HOUSING TRUST

Community Investment Plan – In partnership with island towns, our bold plan to create 100 new homes by the end of 2020 in order to help meet the rental and ownership needs of over 300 working island residents and their families by raising $24 million from public grants and private donations.

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.

ANNUAL REPORTS

Annual Report – 2016

Annual Report – 2015

Annual Report – 2014

Annual Report – 2013

Annual Report – 2012

Annual Report – 2011

Audited Financial Statement – 2016

Affordable Housing Investments – 2005-2011

POLICIES

Organizational By-Laws

Programmatic Goals

Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Policy

Open Meeting Guidelines & Procedures

BEST PRACTICES

Green Building Practices

Home Energy Analysis – 2009

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

LINKS

ISLAND HOUSING ORGANIZATIONS

Dukes County Regional Housing Authority
Habitat for Humanity of Martha’s Vineyard
Island Elderly Housing
Morgan Woods Apartments
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribal Housing Authority
Vineyard House

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

COMMUNITY LAND TRUSTS

National Community Land Trust Network
Burlington Associates

AFFORDABLE HOUSING PLANNING

Martha’s Vineyard Commission
Citizens Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA)

FINANCING & GRANT FUNDING

Community Preservation Act
Enterprise Foundation
MA Department of Housing and Community Development
Boston HUD Office
MassDevelopment
MA Housing Partnership Fund

GREEN BUILDING

Build America (DOE)
Energy Star Homes