Updated on October 7, 2021:
Please see below for a Community Home Ownership Opportunity and Covid Rental Relief.
The Housing Authority has reopened the office at 21 Mechanic St. Vineyard Haven (off State Road across from the Little House Cafe) for most business. 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.
O’Brien Property Management: email@example.com
Community Home Ownership Opportunity
Applications for a 3-Bedroom Home located on 57 Rustling Oaks Road, West Tisbury for sale by the Island Housing Trust are now available. The Dukes County Regional Housing Authority will serve as lottery agent and assist applicants throughout application and lottery selection process.
An Information Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 20 at 5;30 pm at 57 Rustling Oaks Road.
Completed applications are due: November 5, 2021 by 5:00 pm
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 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 1986 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 Information, 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.