Early Friday morning a few hundred Island residents, including students, got on buses and went to the State House in Boston to participate in a rally supporting the MV Housing Bank legislation. The MV Times joined them and reported on the gathering. To read the article click here.
In their meeting on February 2nd the Marthas Vineyard Commission approved building the first phase of affordable year-round rental apartments named Southern Tier in Oak Bluffs. IHT and our partners Affirmative Investments will be working together to create this wonderful and much needed new housing for our community. Click here to read the details in the MV Times article.
We were joined by our community of supporters at the ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of 20 new year-round affordable apartments at Kuehn’s Way in Tisbury. The day was picture perfect! Click here to read more.
Photo by Randi Baird Photography
An article in the MV Times this week highlighted the difficulty teachers are having finding stable, affordable housing here on the island. They interviewed several people who candidly shared their struggle to remain in the community we all love. To read more click here.
Most everyone understands that we need more attainable year-round housing on the Island if we’re going to preserve our community. But there’s been lots of debate about the best way to create the housing we need for the people who live here. John Abrams wrote a compelling piece for the Vineyard Gazette explaining how voting YES for the Housing Bank could help us “change peoples’ lives without changing the character of our towns or overdeveloping”. To read John’s full commentary on this topic please click on this link.