Publications & Links


Community Investment Plan  –In partnership with Island towns and Affirmative Investments, our bold plan is to create 150 year-round affordable homes for rental and ownership by the end of 2025. To accomplish our goal, IHT must raise $7.75 million in private project-based funding over the next three years. This will enable us to leverage another $43.5 million in public funding and financing.

A Scott’s Grove Story – The Vineyard Gazette published a story about IHT’s thoughtful, energy efficient building practices in the Fall 2018 issue of The Vine.

Fast Facts 2021 – Details the challenges working year-round island families face when seeking rental and homeownership opportunities.

Frequently Asked Questions – Answers to your questions about why and how the Island Housing Trust is working to create and sustain permanent housing solutions throughout Martha’s Vineyard.

Homeowner and Renter Profile – Describes our homeowners and renters and how they contribute to our local community and the Island’s economy.

Workforce Housing Survey Results – Read what 54 Island business owners and employers had to say when they answered our survey questions.

Martha’s Vineyard Housing Production Plan – Island-wide housing production goals and strategies for Marth’s Vineyard. 2017

Housing Production Plans – The Island Housing Crisis info graphic – All-Island Planning Board. 2016

Martha’s Vineyard 2013 Housing Needs Assessment Summary – Martha’s Vineyard Commission. 2013

Leadership Circle – A group of community members and foundations inspired to donate $100,000 to create a home forever. To learn more about becoming a member please click on the link.

MV Future Financing  – a $1.8 million below-market-rate 10-year loan that will be used for year-round hospital employee housing at Hanover House, a former 16-bedroom inn that IHT recently renovated and repurposed in Vineyard Haven.

Make It Happen Fund– a short-term community investment opportunity which provides IHT with the ready capital we need to compete in the robust Martha’s Vineyard real estate market. When suitable properties become available, having ready capital allows us to act quickly to secure them from the existing housing inventory.

Community Investment Tax Credits – Provide a 50% refundable state tax credit and a federal tax deduction to donors who invest a minimum of $1,000 with the Island Housing Trust.  Through an annual allocation of tax credits, a total of $200,000 will be available this year to help implement the Island Housing Trust’s Community Investment Plan.  State Department of Revenue regulation (830 CMR 62.6M.1) explains the calculation of the community investment tax credit for qualified investments.

Housing Preservation Options – A Summary of the Tax Benefits of Donating Real Estate or Affordable Housing Restrictions.

Understanding the Vineyard – An invitation by the Martha’s Vineyard Donor’s Collaborative to understand the importance of Island nonprofits and philanthropy in sustaining the Vineyard.

Partnering Housing and Open Space – Conservationists and affordable housing advocates can be natural allies, as new development in West Tisbury illustrates. Martha’s Vineyard Magazine. Fall-Winter 2011 – 2012

Conservation Based Affordable Housing – Improving the Nature of Affordable Housing to Protect Place and People.  The Conservation Fund.

Out Performing the Market – Delinquency and Foreclosure Rates in Community Land Trusts. Lincoln Institute. October 2010

City-CLT Partnership – Municipal Support for Community Land Trusts. Lincoln Institute. 2008

Zero-Net Possible? Yes!  Energy Performance of Eight Homes at Eliakims Way, West Tisbury. South Mountain Company. 2011

High Performance – Homes on a Budget The Journal of Light Construction, January 2011

Change of Address  Preservation Magazine — the magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. March/ April 2009