Randi Baird has lent her considerable photographic talent to telling the IHT story in compelling, evocative images for more than a decade. This spring she added a new lens, expanding her worldview even further, and began shooting and producing videos using her drone. We asked her if she’d be interested in helping us capture a few of our properties from the sky and with her usual enthusiasm she got right to it! We’re very pleased to share the three beautiful and fun videos she created for us below…just click on any of the links and the video will begin playing! Enjoy!!
This year our ad campaign showcases the Power of Partnership. Over the years we have formed strong alliances with private donors, the six island towns, local businesses, other non-profits and state agencies. We could not do the work we do here at IHT without the support of all those whose commitment and dedication helps us to continue to move our mission forward.
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!