We had a picture perfect summer morning for our brunch on Sunday at the The Farm Neck Cafe. More than 180 guests joined us to learn more about community wide solutions for creating more affordable housing on the island. The program included the premiere of our documentary short It Takes an Island – A Martha’s Vineyard Story. Among our guests was George Brennan of the MV Times. We invite you to read his impressions of the event.
The construction of 9 new, year-round, affordable apartments in Scott’s Grove at 565 Edgartown Road, West Tisbury is making tremendous progress!
The deadline for submitting rental applications to the Dukes County Regional Housing Authority is this coming Monday, July 16th at 5:00 pm.
There’s still time to apply! Click on this link Scott’s Grove Rental Application Packet for all of the details. You can download the application in either Portuguese or English and submit it by regular mail or in person. All applications must be postmarked to or received by the DCRHA by 5:00 pm on Monday, July 16, 2018.
IHT, with the help of the Dukes County Regional Housing Authority, held a new home lottery on Tuesday, June 5th in Aquinnah at the start of the Selectman’s meeting.
Two families were awarded these lovely new homes in front of a cheering crowd. The first names to be called were Nancy, James and Laina Benoit (who have participated in three other lotteries). Amid joyful tears they hugged each other and smiled at everyone in the room! When Taylor and Sarah Ives heard their names called Taylor held their young son Louie aloft and said he couldn’t believe his son would be lucky enough to grow up in Aquinnah, just like his dad.
It was a fine evening and we all witnessed our community coming together to support these two families whose lives will be greatly enriched by having a stable, safe, affordable home forever. These are the moments which make all of the hard work our staff, partners and supporters do every day to move our mission forward worth every minute!
We’ve been working hard on the construction of 9 new, year-round, affordable apartments in Scott’s Grove for the Town of West Tisbury. Now the Dukes County Regional Housing Authority is ready to begin accepting rental applications! Please have a look at the Scott’s Grove Rental Application Packet for all of the details. You can download the application in either Portuguese or English and submit it by regular mail or in person. All applications must be postmarked to or received by the DCRHA by 5:00 pm on Monday, July 16, 2018.
If you are interested in finding out more, information meetings are scheduled for Tuesday, May 29th @ 5:30 pm at the Howes House in West Tisbury and Saturday, June 16th @ 10:00 am on-site at Scott’s Grove at 565 Edgartown Road in West Tisbury.
At their Thursday evening ZBA meeting, the Town of Tisbury approved a permit helping to facilitate a partnership between the MV Hospital and IHT as they work together to provide critically needed year-round housing within financial reach of island hospital employees. Read more