We held our 8th Annual Summer Benefit Brunch at Farm Neck this past Sunday under their magnificent tent and sunny summer skies. Our guests heard short speeches and watched our new film, Finding Our Way Home, showcasing the progress we’ve made in the past 12 months. George Brennan of the MV Times joined us and you can read his article by clicking here.
Karen Tewhey, the Dukes County associate commissioner for homelessness, recently worked with students from the Oak Bluffs School who conducted a survey about the island’s housing crisis and how it impacted them. Their responses are honest, insightful and get right to the heart of the matter. To read more click here. Photo by Gabrielle Mannino.
The 2019 print ad campaign is ready for publication!
This year our ads feature three of our latest projects. Scott’s Grove, 9 rental apartments in West Tisbury, Hanover House, a renovated bed & breakfast in Tisbury enjoying a new life as shared housing for income qualified hospital employees and 6 new ownership homes under construction on Greenwood Ave in Tisbury. We’re very proud to be part of our community and with your help and support we can continue building and renovating homes that will contribute to the affordability, stability and beauty of our island for generations to come!
Thursday afternoon featured grey skies and rain seemed likely at any moment. But, IHT and the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital were joined by over 30 people to showcase their partnership and an innovative new way to provide rental housing within financial reach of essential hospital employees. Everyone in attendance was undaunted by the chill in the air because they gathered in the big, warm, shared kitchen of the recently renovated Hanover House, a former inn in Vineyard Haven, to hear the story of how this came to be. Click on the link to read more.
How can we create affordable housing and still preserve the character and open space of the island? One possible answer is the Accessory Apartment Program of West Tisbury (AAPWT) which was recently created with the help of IHT. Accessory apartments can provide extra income for property owners while helping to alleviate the affordable housing shortage. Accessory apartments can also help year-round island residents secure housing and avoid the “island shuffle.” To learn more about how this program works please click on the link to the AAPWT website.