Towns Will Send Full Housing Bank Legislation to State
The housing bank legislation will reach the state legislature unaltered, after Aquinnah became the fourth town to approve sending the 27-page housing bank bill without removing key aspects of the draft.
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After Mulling Changes, Towns Stand Firm on Housing Bank Draft
Chilmark, West Tisbury and Oak Bluffs became the first towns to weigh in on proposed changes to draft housing bank legislation, with all three voting not to modify the document’s structure before sending it off to the state.
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A New Approach to Housing Is Needed
With each passing day, we see more and more evidence of the fundamental change in the culture and quality of life on the Island caused by the rapid changes in the housing market.
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Working Group Established to Redraft Housing Bank Legislation
Island housing advocates have formed a working group to redraft stalled housing bank legislation in the hopes that it can pass at the state level.
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State Legislators Pitch Modifications to Housing Bank

State Sen. Julian Cyr and Rep. Dylan Fernandes came before Island leaders on Monday to pitch a statewide real estate transfer tax, as political headwinds shift with the upcoming election.

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Housing Takes Center Stage in Joint Vineyard-Nantucket Meeting

Representatives from both Islands came together on Tuesday to discuss housing and other shared issues during a rare joint meeting that included nearly two dozen select board members.

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Housing Bank Bills Languish as Legislative Session Wanes
With just a handful of days left in the current Massachusetts legislative session, proponents of a statewide mechanism to finance affordable housing acknowledge that the issue is dead on Beacon Hill for this year.
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Housing Bank Advisory Committee Gets Organized
At its first meeting the committee to review the housing bank legislation reviewed its responsibilities and named a chairman.
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Housing Bank Review Panel Ready to Begin Its Work
A six-member review committee made up of one person from each Island town will take a last look at the act to establish an Islandwide housing bank before it heads to the state legislature.
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As Housing Bank Moves Forward, So Do Projects in Pipeline
Buoyed by a final, resounding vote of support this week in Tisbury for the Martha’s Vineyard housing bank, the coalition behind the plan is charting next steps in a still-lengthy process.
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