ABOUT

 

Dukes County Regional Housing Authority
The Housing Authority was publicly chartered in 1987 to assist the six towns on Martha’s Vineyard with increasing  year-round housing opportunities for residents with low and moderate incomes.

RENTAL HOUSING:

  • The Housing Authority owns or manages 79 Apartments across the Island
  • Administers Rental Assistance for 70 individuals or families in market rentals
  • Monitors over 45 Accessory Apartments for the Town of West Tisbury
  • Maintains an Island-wide rental wait list
  • Partners with organizations that offer assistance with rent, utility and apartment rehabilitation costs to Island tenants and landlords

 

HOME OWNERSHIP:

  • The Housing Authority assists with the lottery of homes and homesites
  • Provides Homebuyer Education training
  • Maintains an Island-wide Affordable Homebuyer wait list

 

ASSISTANCE and PLANNING:

  • The Housing Authority supports Town generated housing initiatives
  • Serves as a Monitor for deed-restricted properties across the Island
  • Participates in regional advocacy and planning efforts

 

The Housing Authority manages 346 Mechanic Street (off-State Road) in Vineyard Haven as a clearinghouse for rental and homeownership opportunities and a focus for Islanders working together on housing issues. 346 Mechanic Street currently is home to the Housing Authority, the Island Housing Trust and Habitat for Humanity of Martha’s Vineyard.