Island-Wide Dine-to-Donate Event

The Island Housing Trust & JB Blau present…

An Island-wide Dine-to-donate event!

Sunday, May 17th

After 5pm, the following restaurants will be donating 10% of food sales to the Island Housing Trust:

Offshore Ale Co., MV Chowder Company, Copper Wok, Sharky’s Cantina (both locations), The Loft, Jimmy Seas Pan Pasta, Rockfish, The Wharf Pub & Restaurant, Coop de Ville, Water Street, Henry’s, Chesca’s Restaurant, The Newes from America, Rocco’s Pizzeria, Wolf’s Den Pizzeria, Edgartown Pizza, and The Pizza Place

These funds will be used to create permanently affordable, sustainable workforce housing.

Thank you for dining with us.

Community Housing Forum – Saturday, April 11th

Join the Island Housing Trust and our panel of experts to discuss what successful affordable housing solutions we, as an Island community, have created, and how we can implement housing strategies on a larger scale.

When: Saturday, April 11th from 10:00-11:30am

Where: Tisbury Senior Center (34 Pine Tree Road) Vineyard Haven

Christina Brown, Edgartown Housing Committee

Rick Presbrey, Housing Assistance Corporation

Susan Connelly, Massachusetts Housing Partnership

Julie Anne McNary, Permanent Endowment

Moderator: John Abrams, South Mountain Company & IHT Advisory board member

Please join us!
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Village Court Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Island Housing Trust held a ribbon cutting ceremony on January 15th to celebrate the completion of six newly renovated rental apartments at Village Court in Vineyard Haven. The Village Court apartments represent our community’s effort to address the Island’s critical workforce housing need, especially among households with lower incomes.

Philippe Jordi, Executive Director  thanked the many generous donors, TRI – The Resources Inc., Dukes County Regional Housing Authority, Tisbury Community Preservation Committee (CPC), West Tisbury CPC, Edgartown CPC, and Chilmark CPC,  Edgartown National Bank, Low Income Energy Affordability Network, Cape Light Compact, John Saari Housing Rehabilitation Consultant, JSR Adaptive Energy Solutions, Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) of Boston, Tom Burke & Eric Skogstrom General Contractors, O’Brien Property Management, and everyone who helped make the project possible.

Those who attended the ceremony were given an opportunity to tour these newly renovated apartments with energy upgrades by Tom Burke & Eric Skogstrom General Contractors. Photographs of the ceremony and the Village Court apartments at various stages of renovation can be viewed at our Facebook page.

State Tax Credits Awarded

The Island Housing Trust was awarded $150,000 in Community Investment Tax Credits. This is the second year of a five year program that allows individual donors, businesses, and foundations to receive 50% of their contribution back from the state in the form of a tax credit or rebate. Contact us at 508-693-1117 to take part in our 2015 program and learn more at our website.