Today! Business Housing Symposium

You’re Invited:Business Housing Symposium

The Island Housing Trust and the Harbor View Hotel are co-hosting the second

Business Housing Symposium 

Monday, November 16th

4 – 6pm
Lighthouse Grill at the Harbor View Hotel

In March, IHT hosted the first symposium and had an excellent discussion where information was gathered about the current issues and needs of business owners and employers and the struggles they face in finding safe, reliable and affordable housing for employees. Now IHT is going to offer ways that YOU can get involved and help create more workforce housing.

Please RSVP to Sophie Abrams at

Light refreshments will be provided

For more information, contact Sophie at 508-693-1117 ext.3 or

Come be a part of the solution! We hope to see you there!

Homebuyer Informational Meeting

Income qualified residents interested in purchasing a three bedroom house being sold by the Island Housing Trust for $225,000 at 42 Richmond Avenue in Oak Bluffs are invited to attend a homebuyer informational meeting at the Oak Bluffs Library on Thursday, November 5th at 5:30, organized by the Dukes County Regional Housing Authority.

Affordable Homeownership Opportunity!

Are you interested in owning a newly upgraded energy efficient home in Oak Bluffs? The Island Housing Trust is pleased to offer a three-bedroom house at 42 Richmond Avenue, Oak Bluffs. The house is in walking distance from Circuit Ave & the Oak Bluffs School.

Depending on your family size, if you’re earning no more than $46,100 to $71,100 you could own your own home. Sale price for this three-bedroom house is $225,000.

Apply now!
Vineyard Housing Office
346 State Road, Vineyard Haven
call 508-693-4419
OR click this link:  42 Richmond Avenue Information Packet & Application

IHT and MV Land Bank purchase land for a conservation based affordable housing initiative

Island Housing Trust | Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank

The Island Housing Trust (IHT) and the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank are pleased to announce a conservation based affordable housing initiative that balances the Island’s critical need for year-round workforce housing with the strategic conservation of open space.

The IHT has completed its purchase of a 14.8-acre parcel of land in Tisbury. As part of the purchase, the IHT has sold an 8.9-acre conservation easement to the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank. The conservation easement expands existing protected lands and an ancient way in the area.

The IHT intends to develop a neighborhood of 11 thoughtfully designed, energy efficient, duplexes on the remaining portion of the property to help address the Island and Town of Tisbury’s urgent need for year-round rental housing.

Please contact Philippe Jordi, Island Housing Trust Executive Director at 508-693-1117 or James Lengyel, Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank Executive Director at 508-627-7141, for more information.

Deep Energy Retrofit Tour at IHT’s Richmond Ave Project

The Island Housing Trust (IHT) invites you to its Deep Energy Retrofit Tour at 42 Richmond Avenue in Oak Bluffs on Saturday, October 24th from 10:00 to 11:00am. Farley Pedler from Farley Built and Marc Rosenbaum from South Mountain Company will take you on a tour to show you what it takes, what it costs, and what the benefits are of deep energy retrofitting your house, and why it makes so much sense for affordability in housing.

When Lorraine and Napoleon Pinckney bequeathed their single-family house, built in 1986, to the Island Housing Trust, it was the perfect opportunity to invest in its energy affordability.  Working with South Mountain Company, Farley-Built, The Resource Inc (TRI), the Town of Oak Bluffs Community Preservation Committee, Nelson Mechanical Design, and our generous donors,  the Island Housing Trust will complete the deep

energy retrofit before selling the house with permanent affordability restrictions to an income qualified working island family for $225,000.

For directions, click here.