We launched our Summer Benefit Campaign in mid June and asked you to help support our mission to end housing insecurity here on the Island we all love. We set our goal at $1 million. You rose to the challenge and surpassed that bold goal by donating over $1.48 million, tripling the donations we received during last years campaign. We are overwhelmed by your support and our Executive Director, Philippe Jordi, spoke to the editor of the MV Times about our campaign in a recent interview. Click here to read the article.
Harbor Homes, a non-profit dedicated to reducing homelessness on Martha’s Vineyard, closed on a shared occupancy home for women in Oak Bluffs last week. Karen Tewhey, the Harbor Homes Executive Director, stated that there are at least 100 individuals without homes on the island. She believes there are many more we’re not counting. Read more in the MV Times article.
Last Friday, June 25th, more than 70 people attended the Kuehn’s Way dedication ceremony to celebrate the development of 20 year-round affordable rentals apartments. IHT’s biggest neighborhood to date will become home to 60 Island residents in early 2022. To learn more read the story published in the MV Times by clicking this link.
John Abrams of South Mountain Company weighs in on the vital importance of establishing the Martha’s Vineyard Housing Bank. In his thoughtful piece he talks about why we need more affordable housing and the equal importance of conserving land and people. Click here to read more.
On Thursday IHT gathered for the third time this year to celebrate the completion of new homes for year-round Island residents. To see images of and read more about the newly renovated Perlman House in Tisbury click here.
photo by David Steiner