A public/private partnership involving the Island Housing Trust and the Town of Tisbury allowed the Trust to purchase a 3-acre parcel of land from the town at cost. The Tisbury Affordable Housing Committee secured a comprehensive permit to build a pocket neighborhood of 4 single-family houses within a building envelope that preserved half of the property’s natural wooded surroundings. The houses were designed by Sullivan + Associates Architects of Oak Bluffs and built by Gino Mazzaferro, of Vineyard Haven, to the Trust’s high performance building standards (Energy Star Plus) to ensure energy efficiency and long term affordability. Grants were secured from the Tisbury Community Preservation Act (CPA) and the Tisbury Affordable Housing Fund to help fund construction costs. Construction financing was secured from the Rockland Trust Bank. The houses were completed and sold in September 2010 to income-qualified homebuyers. The Trust worked with the Dukes County Regional Housing Authority and the Tisbury Affordable Housing Committee to conduct the homebuyer selection and lottery process. Photographs can be viewed at Lamberts Cove photographs.