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All Island Planning Board Survey

All six Island Towns are developing Housing Production Plans to help address the Vineyard’s Housing Crisis. You can help shape the zoning and housing policies your town will use to create housing people can afford by taking this brief 5 minute survey. This will provide us information about your housing needs and your priorities and concerns about housing issues. Please click here to take the survey.


Housing Production

Housing Production Plans

The All-Island Planning Board, with support from the Martha’s Vineyard Commission and the Island Housing Trust, is kicking-off a series of town meetings this month to develop Housing Production Plans that will help shape town housing and zoning policies to create housing that is affordable for our families, elders, employees and children.  Come and participate in a series of public meetings in your town during the months of September, November, and December (see schedule below). Food will be served.

At the first meeting in September, you will have an opportunity to provide input into the types of housing needed; in November you will have input into the amount and possible location of the housing to be created; and in December you will have input into the strategies and timetable for getting to the goals you’ve helped develop for your town.

To ensure that the your town addresses the critical need to create affordable community housing outlined in this Housing Production Plans info graph, it’s critically important to have your voice at the first meeting this month.

Please spread the word and share this invitation with your friends, family, and fellow workers, so that we can all speak from our own experience about the housing needs and the best ways to meet those needs.


Mondays at 7:00 on September 19th, November 14th and December 12th @ Old Town Hall. Community Dinner starts at 6:30.


Wednesdays at 7:00 on September 21st and November 16th at the Chilmark Library.  The December 14th meeting location is TBD.


Tuesdays at 5:30 on September 20th, November 15th and December 13th @ Menemsha Room of the Harbor View Hotel.

Oak Bluffs

Wednesday at 4:00 on September 21st at the Oak Bluffs School Cafeteria.  The  November 16th and December 14th meeting location is TBD


Thursdays at 6:00 on September 22nd, November 17th and December 15th @ Tisbury Senior Center.

West Tisbury

Mondays at 4:00 on September 19th, November 14th and December 12th @ Public Safety Building.


Workforce Housing Partnership

In partnership with local businesses we have launched a new initiative to address the island’s workforce housing crisis. Right now, there are over 600 working island families and individuals without stable year-round housing. As part of this initiative we are meeting with local businesses and asking them to join our partnership. With their help and financial support we have created an ad campaign, to help raise awareness of this island wide problem that is impacting our entire community. Together, we can create permanent solutions.

We are grateful for the support of our business partners whose logos are featured here. To learn more and become a partner click here or contact Breeze Tonnesen at btonnesen@ihtmv.org.