Old Firehouse Is Transformed as Affordable Housing

Two new affordable housing units were unveiled by the Island Housing Trust on Old Courthouse Road in West Tisbury Monday, breathing new life into the former site of the town’s firehouse.

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Affordable Lot on Chappaquiddick Goes to an Island Teacher

Carrie Caldwell, a fifth grade teacher at the Tisbury School, has moved around the Island 10 times in the last six months. Her next move will be her last, after she won a lottery for land on Chappaquiddick.

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Two Major Affordable Housing Projects Take a Leap Forward

Two major projects on the Island cleared key hurdles when select boards in Edgartown and Oak Bluffs awarded separate bids to the nonprofit Island Housing Trust (IHT) and its Boston partner.

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Housing Proposals Aired in Oak Bluffs

Two visions for a new, affordable apartment complex near the YMCA and ice arena in Oak Bluffs on a wooded parcel of town-owned land known as the Southern Tier, had their first airings Friday before more than 80 people at a special meeting of the town select board.

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Oak Bluffs Moves Ahead on Land Swap

A long-anticipated plan for affordable housing near the YMCA in Oak Bluffs is taking another step forward, with the top two developers bidding for the project’s initial phase.

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Housing Bills Set for Legislative Hearing

The legislature’s Joint Committee on Housing will convene at 11 a.m. on Tuesday to consider a variety of bills to address housing affordability.

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Chilmark to Discuss Peaked Hill Pastures Property

Chilmark is holding the first of three community meetings on Monday, June 14 at 6 p.m. to discuss affordable housing development opportunities for the Peaked Hill Pastures property.

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Oak Bluffs Gets Ball Rolling on Affordable Housing Project

The Oak Bluffs select board voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a request for proposals (RFP) for a multi-unit affordable housing development along the Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road.

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Perlman House Financing Secured

The Island Housing Trust and MassHousing have closed on $1.12 million in financing for the seven-unit housing development, a former bed and breakfast in Vineyard Haven.

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Housing Crisis Draws Crowd
Chris Burrell

The fight for affordable housing on the Island cannot be won without a serious wad of cash, according to the activists for cheaper housing.

On Wednesday night at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury, advocates unveiled a plan that could funnel millions of dollars into the effort on the Vineyard and promise tangible results as early as next year in the form of cash for land and houses and subsidies for rent or down-payments on homes.

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