Publications & Links
ISLAND HOUSING TRUST
Community Investment Plan – Vision 2020 – 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.
A Scott’s Grove Story – The Vineyard Gazette published a story about IHT’s thoughtful, energy efficient building practices in the Fall 2018 issue of The Vine.
2019 Fast Facts – Details the challenges working year-round island families face when seeking rental and homeownership opportunities.
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 and Renter Profile – Describes our homeowners and renters and how they contribute to our local community and the Island’s economy.
Workforce Housing Survey Results – Read what 54 Island business owners and employers had to say when they answered our survey questions.
Affordable Housing Investments – 2005-2011
MARTHA’S VINEYARD HOUSING PLANS & STUDY
Housing Bank MV – Island voters supported the idea of a housing bank in 2017 and the committee is working hard to make it happen.
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
Leadership Circle – A group of community members and foundations inspired to donate $100,000 to create a home forever. To learn more about becoming a member please click on the link.
MV Future Financing – a $1.8 million below-market-rate 10-year loan that will be used for year-round hospital employee housing at Hanover House, a former 16-bedroom inn that IHT recently renovated and repurposed in Vineyard Haven.
Make It Happen Fund – a short-term community investment opportunity which provides IHT with the ready capital we need to compete in the robust Martha’s Vineyard real estate market. When suitable properties become available, having ready capital allows us to act quickly to secure them from the existing housing inventory.
Community Investment Tax Credits – Provide 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.
Housing Preservation Options – A Summary of the Tax Benefits of Donating Real Estate or Affordable Housing Restrictions.
Understanding the Vineyard – An 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
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