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.
- 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
- 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.