Updated on July 14, 2021:
Now Available: Habitat of MV Application for Eastville Ave, Oak Bluffs
The Housing Authority resumed regular open office hours on July 6th. Please continue doing what business you can over the phone (508-693-4419 for office support; 508-696-9883 for property issues), through emails (below), and by utilizing the Drop-Off and Pick-Up Boxes at our office door on Mechanic Street. We will continue monitoring local testing results as to whether any further changes are necessary over the summer and into the fall.
The Housing Authority staff and Board of Directors would like to express sincere thanks to our tenants, our service partners and to all of the applicants for increasingly needed housing supports during this very demanding period. Your efforts on your own behalf and your patience, creativity and partnership with the Housing Authority staff has been very much appreciated.
Please stay well!
O’Brien Property Management: firstname.lastname@example.org
The pandemic continues to affect us all in different ways. On the Island, Covid related loss of income coupled with high rental costs has made keeping up with other essential costs that much more difficult. The Covid Winter Rental Relief program continues to be one source of support for monthly rental expenses that can additionally allow financial flexibility to address other pressing household costs. Learn more on the Covid-19 Notice & Supports page
The Dukes County Regional Housing Authority was publicly chartered in 1987 to assist the towns of Martha’s Vineyard and Gosnold with increasing year-round housing opportunities for residents with low and moderate incomes. The Island-wide Housing Forum of 2000 resulted in several significant housing efforts including the six-town agreement to proportionately share the administrative staff costs of the Housing Authority. Fully funded by the towns since 2005, Housing Authority staff work daily with islanders seeking housing and with town, state and regional organizations developing housing units, programs and supports.
The Housing Authority manages year-round rentals, administers local rental assistance and partners with other organizations that offer assistance with rent, utility costs, apartment rehabilitation, and homelessness prevention.
The Housing Authority assists with lottery of affordable homes and homesites, provides Homebuyer Education, serves as an affordability monitor, and maintains an affordable Homebuyer Clearinghouse.
Assistance and Planning
The Housing Authority provides support to town housing initiatives and participates in regional advocacy and planning efforts.
The Housing Authority manages 21 Mechanic Street (off-State Road across from Little House Café) in Vineyard Haven as a clearinghouse for rental and home ownership opportunities and a locus for Islanders working together on housing issues. 21 Mechanic Street is currently home to the Housing Authority and the Island Housing Trust.