CONTACT US

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Please note: For the foreseeable future, all Housing Authority business will be done over the phone or via email.

Contact Information
Phone: 508-693-4419
Fax: 508-693-5710
TTY: 711

Email

Physical Address:
21 Mechanic Street, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
(Off State Road, directly opposite Little House Cafe and diagonally across from Cronig’s in Vineyard Haven)

Map

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 4538
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

Executive Director David Vigneault david@housingauthoritymv.org

Administrator Terri Keech terri@housingauthoritymv.org
Admin. Coordinator Barbara Hoffman barbara@housingauthoritymv.org
Admin. Assistant Karin Kugel karin@housingauthoritymv.org

Property Manager O’Brien Property Mgt. obrien56@verizon.net

FIND HELP

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RESOURCES FOR HOUSING & ASSISTANCE

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COMPREHENSIVE ISLAND SERVICES GUIDE

HOUSING: RentalsOwnershipSenior HousingSupportive HousingEmergency ShelterStatewide Housing DirectoryHousing Subsidies and Rental AssistanceHomeowner ResourcesIsland Planning and Housing Committees

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: Legal ServicesFinancial AssistanceFood and Clothing AssistanceFuel AssistanceTransportation AssistanceImmigration ResourcesSocial ServicesSubstance Abuse ServicesYouth ServicesCrisis Hotlines

COMPREHENSIVE ISLAND SERVICES GUIDE

FirstStop MV
Island-wide reference guide
774-549-0555 (phone) | website

HOUSING

RENTALS

Dukes County Regional Housing Authority
The Housing Authority assists residents of the six Island towns through rentals, rental assistance, and ownership opportunities, as well as town and Island-wide planning and assistance.
508-693-4419 (phone) | contact info | application forms and income charts

The Community Builders (TCB)
TCB manages the Morgan Woods Apartments in Edgartown, a mixed income rental property developed by the Town of Edgartown to address the needs of low and moderate income households including offering a number of federally subsidized units.
508-939-8564 (phone) | website

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribal Housing Authority
Provides federally subsidized rental housing to tribal members and is developing Elderly Housing and Mutual Help ownership opportunities.
508-645-02711 (phone) | website

OWNERSHIP

Dukes County Regional Housing Authority
The Housing Authority assists residents of the six Island towns through rentals, rental assistance, and ownership opportunities, as well as town and Island-wide planning and assistance.
508-693-4419 (phone) | contact info | application forms and income charts

Island Housing Trust (IHT)
Non-profit community land trust developer serving income-eligible Island residents through the development of ownership and rental housing and the stewardship of affordable housing restrictions through long-term ground leases.
508-693-1117 (phone) | website

Habitat for Humanity of Martha’s Vineyard (HFHMV)
Habitat utilizes volunteer labor and donation of materials and money to build and rehabilitate simple, decent and affordable owner occupied housing.
508-939-4573 (phone) | website

SENIOR HOUSING

Island Elderly Housing (IEH)
Provides federally subsidized rental housing to income-qualified seniors and individuals with disabilities at Aidylberg, Hillside, Woodside and Love House apartments.
508-693-5880 (phone) | website

Havenside Apartments
Private non-profit provider of rental apartments for Island elders.
508-693-2280 (phone) | website

Henrietta Brewer House
Provides Assisted Living services and housing for seniors.
508-693-4500 (phone) | website

Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Provides beds for seniors and residents with Alzheimer’s.
508-696-6465 (phone)| website

SUPPORTIVE HOUSING

Vineyard House
Provides housing supports to adults in recovery.
508-693-8580 (phone) | website

Harbor Homes of Martha’s Vineyard
Provides housing and life skills education to low income residents to prevent homelessness and assist their progress toward greater self-sufficiency.
978-273-0533 (phone) | website

Seven Hills Community Services
Provides residential services for adults with developmental disabilities.
508-693-7917 (phone) | website

Community Systems Inc.
Provides residential services for adults with developmental disabilities.
508-696-7813 (phone) | website

Vinfen
Provides residential services for adults with chronic mental illness.
508-693-2003 (phone) | website

Henrietta Brewer House
Provides Assisted Living services and housing for seniors.
508-693-4500 (phone) | website

Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Provides beds for seniors and residents with Alzheimer’s.
508-696-6465 (phone) | website

EMERGENCY SHELTER

FirstStop MV
FirstStop MV listing of temporary shelter and support.
774-549-0555 (phone) | website

Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC)
Hyannis based administrator of a full range of housing programs including Section 8 vouchers, emergency shelter supports and foreclosure prevention services.
508-771-5400 (phone) | website

Community Action Committee of Cape Cod & Islands (CACCI)
CACCI provides assistance with foreclosure prevention, self-sufficiency programing and Safe Harbor emergency shelter and supports for victims of domestic violence.
508-693-6133 / 800-845-1999 (phone) | website

STATEWIDE RENTAL HOUSING DIRECTORY

Housing Works
Provides listings of vacancies in affordable/subsidized housing.
website

HOUSING SUBSIDIES AND RENTAL ASSISTANCE

Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC)
Hyannis based administrator of a full range of housing programs including Section 8 vouchers, emergency shelter supports and foreclosure prevention services.
508-771-5400 (phone) | website

Dukes County Regional Housing Authority
The Housing Authority assists residents of the six Island towns through rentals, rental assistance, and ownership opportunities, as well as town and Island-wide planning and assistance.
508-693-4419 (phone) | contact info | application forms and income charts

Dukes County Social Services
Applications for fuel assistance, food assistance (SNAP, WIC), housing assistance (intake only), cash assistance, Social Security, and Social Security Disability.
508-696-3844 (phone) | website

HOMEOWNER RESOURCES

The Resource Inc. (TRI)
TRI supports Island homeowners with home repairs and rehabilitation through a federally-funded Regional Housing Rehabilitation Program sponsored by Oak Bluffs and Edgartown.
508-696-3285 (phone) | website

Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC)
Hyannis based administrator of a full range of housing programs including Section 8 vouchers, emergency shelter supports and foreclosure prevention services.
508-771-5400 (phone) | website

Community Action Committee of Cape Cod & Islands (CACCI)
CACCI provides assistance with foreclosure prevention, self-sufficiency programing and Safe Harbor emergency shelter and supports for victims of domestic violence.
508-693-6133 / 800-845-1999 (phone) | website

ISLAND PLANNING AND HOUSING COMMITTEES

Martha’s Vineyard Commission
Provides Economic Development and Affordable Housing Planning.
508-693-3453 x13 (phone) | website

Town Housing Committees

Aquinnah
508-645-2304 (phone) | website

Chilmark
508-645-2100 (phone) | website

Edgartown
508-627-6178 (phone) | website

Oak Bluffs
508-693-3554 (phone) | website

Tisbury
508-696-4200 (phone) | website

West Tisbury
508-696-0103 (phone) | website

Additional Resources

South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc.
SCCLS is a non-profit corporation which provides free civil legal services to low-income and elderly residents.
800-244-9023 (phone) | website

Financial Assistance

Salvation Army
774-563-9436 (phone)

Dukes County Social Services
Applications for fuel assistance, food assistance (SNAP, WIC), housing assistance (intake only), cash assistance, Social Security, and Social Security Disability.
508-696-3844 (phone) | website

Cape Cod Times Needy Fund
508-778-5661 or 1-800-422-1446 (phone) | website

Bailey Boyd Childcare Grants
508-430-4499 (phone) | website

Department of Transitional Assistance
Cash benefits, food assistance (SNAP).
508-862-6600 or 877-382-2363 (phone) | website

Islanders Talk Benevolent Fund
508-939-1646 (phone)

Red Stocking Fund (Grace Episcopal Church)
508-693-0859 (phone)

St. Vincent de Paul Fund (Good Shepherd Parish)
508-693-0342 (phone)

All Island Clergy Association
508-693-2842 (phone)

Caregiver Homes
Stipend and other support for family caregivers.
617-429-7134 (phone) | website

You’ve Got a Friend, Inc.
Fund administered by Attorney George Brush.
508-693-7733 (phone)

Vineyard Health Care Access Program
Applications for health insurance, prescription programs, Social Security Disability, food assistance (SNAP). Medical expense assistance, mobile dental service, referrals to health care providers.
508-696-0020 (phone) | website

Food and Clothing Assistance
Food

Island Food Pantry
“Stone Church” 81 William St, Vineyard Haven
Mon., Wed.: 2–4 pm, Sat.: 10 am–12 pm
508-693-4764 (phone) | website

Serving Hands
First Baptist Church, 66 Spring St, Vineyard Haven
Friday following 4th Thursday of the month: 2–3 pm
508-693-5339 (phone) | website

Salvation Army
774-563-9436 (phone)

Dukes County Social Services
Applications for fuel assistance, food assistance (SNAP, WIC), housing assistance (intake only), cash assistance, Social Security, and Social Security Disability.
508-696-3844 (phone) | website

Meals on Wheels
508-394-4630 (phone)

Councils on Aging

For age 55+: offers outreach, fuel and food assistance, income tax preparation assistance, elder law, exercise classes, dental clinics, foot clinics, health screenings, health insurance enrollment assistance, and other services.

Edgartown Council on Aging (The Anchors)
508-627-4368 ext. 15 | website

Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
508-693-4509 (phone) | website

Tisbury Senior Center
508-696-4205 (phone) | website

Up-Island Council on Aging
508-693-2896 | website

Clothing

Clothes to Go
“Stone Church” 81 William St, Vineyard Haven
Mon., Wed.: 2–4 pm, Sat.: 10 am–12 pm
508 693-4424 (phone)

Dumptique
West Tisbury Transfer Station, Old Stage Road, West Tisbury
Free recycled clothing and household goods.
website

MV Boys & Girls Club Second Hand Store
10 North Summer Street, Edgartown
508-627-5683 (phone) | website

MV Community Services Thrift Shop
38 Lagoon Pond Road, Vineyard Haven
508-693-2278 (phone) | website

Fuel Assistance

Dukes County Social Services
Applications for fuel assistance, food assistance (SNAP, WIC), housing assistance (intake only), cash assistance, Social Security, and Social Security Disability.
508-696-3844 (phone) | website

Good Neighbor Energy Fund (Salvation Army)
774-563-9436 (phone)

Councils on Aging

For age 55+: offers outreach, fuel and food assistance, income tax preparation assistance, elder law, exercise classes, dental clinics, foot clinics, health screenings, health insurance enrollment assistance, and other services.

Edgartown Council on Aging (The Anchors)
508-627-4368 ext. 15 | website

Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
508-693-4509 (phone) | website

Tisbury Senior Center
508-696-4205 (phone) | website

Up-Island Council on Aging
508-693-2896 | website

Utility Companies:

Eversource Fuel Assistance (electric)
1-800-592-2000 or 1-866-725-3767 (phone) | website

R.M. Packer Co.
508-693-0900 (phone)

Island Propane (propane)
508-696-6122 (phone) | website

Amerigas
(508) 693-5080 (phone) | website

Transportation Assistance

Vineyard Transit Authority
508-693-9440 (phone) | website

Medical transportation:

Cape-Area Medivan
Transportation for off-Island appointments for those 60 and older or disabled.
508-693-9440 x1 (phone) | website

MV Cancer Support Group
Provides transportation, housing, financial and support services for Island cancer patients and their family members.
508-627-7958 (phone) | website

Vineyard Health Care Access Program
Applications for health insurance, prescription programs, Social Security Disability, food assistance (SNAP). Medical expense assistance, mobile dental service, referrals to health care providers.
508-696-0020 (phone) | website

Immigration Resources

Island Wide Youth Collaborative
111 Edgartown Rd, Oak Bluffs
Immigrant Resource Center: by appointment to assist with forms, discuss immigration issues, provide advice
508-693-7900 x410 (phone) | website

Social Services

Dukes County Social Services
Applications for fuel assistance, food assistance (SNAP, WIC), housing assistance (intake only), cash assistance, Social Security, and Social Security Disability.
508-696-3844 (phone) | website

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services
Wide range of counseling, support, and social services for Islanders.
508-693-7900 (phone) | website

Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head Human Services
Social services for tribe members.
508-645-9265 x137 (phone) | website

Vineyard Health Care Access Program
Applications for health insurance, prescription programs, Social Security Disability, food assistance (SNAP). Medical expense assistance, mobile dental service, referrals to health care providers.
508-696-0020 (phone) | website

Elder Services
Meals on Wheels, home care, caregiver support.
508-394-4630 or 800-244-4630 (phone) | website

Councils on Aging

For age 55+: offers outreach, fuel and food assistance, income tax preparation assistance, elder law, exercise classes, dental clinics, foot clinics, health screenings, health insurance enrollment assistance, and other services.

Edgartown Council on Aging (The Anchors)
508-627-4368 ext. 15 | website

Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
508-693-4509 (phone) | website

Tisbury Senior Center
508-696-4205 (phone) | website

Up-Island Council on Aging
508-693-2896 | website

Substance Abuse Services

Vineyard House
Sober living residence for early stages of recovery from alcohol and drug addiction.
508-693-8580 (phone) | website

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services
Wide range of counseling, support, and social services for Islanders.
508-693-7900 (phone) | website

Gosnold on Cape Cod
Services for drug and alcohol addiction, substance use disorder, and mental health.
800-444-1454 (phone) | website

Youth Services

Island Wide Youth Collaborative
111 Edgartown Rd, Oak Bluffs
Family Resource Center: service referrals and assistance for families and young people.
508-693-7900 x410 (phone) | website

Crisis Hotlines

Domestic Violence Hotline
508-693-7233 (phone)

Elder Abuse Hotline
800-922-2275 (phone)

Mental Health Crisis Hotline
508-693-0032 (phone)

Suicide Crisis Hotline
508-548-8900 (phone)

OWNERSHIP

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Affordable Home Ownership typically addresses household income up to of 80% of area median income. Island towns also designate Community Home Ownership opportunities for household incomes between 80% and 150% of area median income. Lender standards dictate income minimums so that a prospective homebuyer’s gross income generally falls between 50% and 150% of area median income to satisfy program and lender requirements. Please see current program income levels on the DOCUMENTS page.

Homebuyer Clearinghouse
The Housing Authority maintains a database of those households interested in affordable home buying opportunities offered on Martha’s Vineyard by towns, organizations or developers. Completion of the Homebuyer Clearinghouse Form allows the Housing Authority to contact households directly when specific opportunities become available.

The Housing Authority further assists towns and developers with the lottery of homes and homesites, provision of homebuyer training to lottery participants and service as an affordability monitor for deed restricted properties.

 

RENTAL APARTMENTS

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Properties

Vineyard Village Apartments, Tisbury
Four buildings with fourteen two-bedroom and four one-bedroom apartments with a one-bedroom apartment meeting accessibility standards. Household income maximums are 50% and 65% of area median income.
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Greenough House, Tisbury
Six one-bedroom apartments for residents who are 55 years or older in a building serviced by an elevator and ramped access. Household income maximum is 60% of area median income for four of the units and 50% for two.
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Lake Street Apartments, Tisbury
One three-bedroom and three two-bedroom apartments with household income maximum at 80% of area median income.
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Lagoon Pond Apartments, Tisbury
Two buildings with one three-bedroom and three one-bedroom apartments with household income maximum at 60% of the area median income.
Lagoon Pond, Vineyard Haven


118 Franklin Street, Tisbury
Two buildings with two studios and seven one-bedroom apartments including an ADA compliant unit. Household income maximum is 80% of the area median income.
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45 Franklin Street, Tisbury
This building provides living quarters and support services for three individuals with developmental disabilities and a live-in aide. Please contact Seven Hills Community Services at 508-693-7917.
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Lagoon Heights Houses, Oak Bluffs
These two buildings provide living quarters and rehabilitative services for eight individuals in need of mental health or addiction recovery support. Please contact Vinfen at 508-693-2003.
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Noyes Building, Oak Bluffs
Developed by the Town and The Resource Inc., the Noyes Building has one studio, one one-bedroom and one two-bedroom apartment with the last additionally meeting full accessibility standards. Household income maximum is 65% of the area median income.
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Fisher Road Townhouses, Edgartown
Four buildings, each with two three-bedroom apartments. Household income maximums are 50% and 60% of area median income.
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Sepiessa Point Apartments, West Tisbury
Two buildings including one developed by the Island Housing Trust, Sepiessa Point has three one-bedroom, three two-bedroom and one three-bedroom apartment with three units meeting a range accessibility standards. Household income maximums are 50%, 60% and 80% of area median income.
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Halcyon Way Apartments, West Tisbury
Developed by the Island Housing Trust on a Town parcel, Halcyon Way has two two-bedroom units with household income maximums at 80% of area median income.
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Middle Line Road Apartments, Chilmark
Developed by the Town, Middle Line consists of three buildings with two one-bedroom, two two-bedroom and two three-bedroom apartments with the physical access of three units compliant with Universal Design precepts. Household income maximums are 80% and 100% of area median income.
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Water Street Apartments, Tisbury
Developed by the Island Housing Trust, Water St. has six one-bedroom apartments with access to three units compliant with Universal Design precepts. Household income maximums are 50% and 60% of area median income.

Water Street, Vineyard Haven


Scotts Grove Apartments, West Tisbury
Developed by the Island Housing Trust on a Town parcel, Scotts Grove consists of five buildings with three one-bedroom, three two-bedroom and three three-bedroom apartments joined by two deck configurations that make all apartments accessible through Universal Design precepts, and one apartment additionally meeting full accessibility standards. Household income maximums are 30%, 50%, 60% and 80% of area median income.

Scotts Grove, West Tisbury


Perlman House Apartments, Tisbury
Redeveloped by the Island Housing Trust, the Perlman House has nine apartments with one two-bedroom, seven one-bedrooms, and one studio, with a one-bedroom additionally meeting full accessibility standards. Household income maximums are 50% and 60%  of area median income.

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FAQs

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This Q & A is intended as a start in addressing general inquires. Please contact us directly so that we may discuss your specific situation with you.

Do you have seasonal or summer rentals?
The Housing Authority offers year-round rentals and rental assistance.

I have very low income. How can you help me?
Absent any additional subsidy you may have access to, rentals and rental assistance through the Housing Authority generally require a gross annual income of $20,000 to $90,000 depending on  household size and apartment needs (2021 Income Chart). Application to the Morgan Woods Apartments in Edgartown and, depending on household definition, Island Elderly Housing or Wampanoag Tribal Housing might also be of help. Please see our Links page for contact information.

What if my only income is SSI or SSDI?
A combination of a housing voucher or local rental assistance and the right landlord may be of help with SSI or SSDI income.

I have a Section 8 Voucher. Can you help me?
Yes, as a landlord. Please complete a DCRHA application and list your subsidy under income so that we can place you on our rental wait list.

Are your wait lists for family housing open?
Our wait lists are always open but our units do not have the ongoing subsidy typical of Public Housing Authorities. Household income is important.

I am homeless. Is there a shelter on the Vineyard?
There are cold weather overnight shelter options offered and some funding for winter-season motel vouchers  offered by Harbor Homes of MV (978-273-0533). Additional shelters and services are available through Housing Assistance Corp  and St. Josephs (508-997-3202) in Hyannis.

The home I’ve been renting has just been sold and I can’t find a rental. How can you help me?
Application to the Housing Authority, Morgan Woods or Island Elderly Housing may be of help. On-island support is otherwise limited to increasingly rarely advertised rentals and personal or social media networking.

What do you require for a down-payment with an apartment?
The Housing Authority requires the first month’s rent and a security deposit.

Do you offer one-time assistance with rent or utilities?
We can assist you with referrals to organizations that may be of help with those costs.

Do you manage Morgan Woods or Island Elderly Housing rentals?
No, but here are the links to Morgan Woods and  Island Elderly Housing.

Where can I find legal help with my island rental situation?
Please contact South Coastal Counties Legal Services.

I am considering doing a year-round rental on my property. Who do I speak with?
Landlords have successfully used the Rental Assistance Program since 2002. Please contact the Housing Authority for more information on Rental Assistance. The Town of West Tisbury has a program for Special Permits for Accessory Apartment construction and renting.

How do I find out about youth lots and resident home-sites? Currently, the focus of Vineyard affordable housing development is on badly needed year-round rentals, some “turn-key” ownership homes and the occasional “you-build” lot offer. Please see our Homebuyer Clearinghouse which is used to contact interested households when  ownership opportunities arise. It may also be helpful to contact town zoning and planning administrators to inquire about any particular allowances for affordable or community home ownership opportunities. These vary widely from island town to town but may include special permits or variances for homesite subdivision, substandard lot use, multi-family clustering, etc.

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Homebuyer Clearinghouse
The Housing Authority maintains a database of those residents interested in affordable home buying opportunities offered on Martha’s Vineyard by towns, organizations or developers. Completion of the Homebuyer Clearinghouse Form allows the Housing Authority to contact households directly when specific opportunities become available.

Affordable Home Ownership is traditionally defined by a household income maximum of 80% of the area median income limit. On the Vineyard, Community Home Ownership addresses household income maximums above 80% and up to 150% of the area median income limit. Lenders typically set practical income minimums and a prospective home buyer’s gross income generally must fall between 50% and 150% of the area median income to satisfy program and lender requirements. Please see the DOCUMENTS page for the current income chart.

RENTAL ASSISTANCE

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Rental Assistance
Begun in 2002 to assist working islanders with high rental costs, Rental Assistance is funded annually through Community Preservation funds from the six Island towns. Residents making less than 80% of area median income and able to pay a minimum of 50% of a year-round rental may be eligible. See current income levels and application on the DOCUMENTS page.

  • Monthly Rent
    The federally provided Affordable Rents (80%) for Dukes County are used in determining the contract rents. The tenant’s portion of the rent is determined by household income and is paid directly to the property owners; the balance of the rent is paid to the property owners by the Housing Authority.
  • Security Deposit
    Property owners may require a security deposit up to the amount of one month’s rent which must be held in an interest bearing account in accordance with MGL 186. Tenants are responsible for paying any security deposit and the Housing Authority is not able to subsidize this cost.
  • Tenant Screening & Selection
    The Housing Authority can pre-screen eligible tenants for the property owners’ selection by processing criminal background checks, income and bank account verification. Tenant screening for suitability and final selection are the property owner’s responsibility.
  • Unit Inspection
    An inspection by the Housing Authority is scheduled prior to enactment of a new tenant/landlord lease-up and upon annual renewal. The landlord is responsible for satisfying any town requirements for apartment rental.
  • Documents
    A lease is signed between the property owner and the tenant and a housing assistance contract is signed between the property owner and the Housing Authority which also provides a rental assistance addendum to  the property owner. All agreements are subject to funding as voted on at Annual Town Meetings.
  • Program Representatives
    The Housing Authority prepares the rental assistance contract documents and remains the Landlord’s and Tenant’s contact regarding subsidy for as long as the tenancy is in effect. Annual administrative fees of $500.00 per new subsidy and $250.00 per existing subsidy assist with the costs of document preparation, apartment inspection, tenant certification and program administration.

The Application for rental assistance is on the DOCUMENTS page.

TENANT SELECTION OVERVIEW

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APPLICATION and REVIEW PROCESS
Applications are available at the office or on the DOCUMENTS page. Housing Authority staff is happy to assist in completing and reviewing with applicant.

DCRHA WAIT LIST
DCRHA maintains an open wait list of all applicants for rental apartments or rental assistance. Applicants are responsible for updating their information to insure contact and maintain wait list position.

OVERVIEW of  ELIGIBILITY and VERIFICATIONS
Applicant eligibility is determined in accordance with the Tenant Selection Plan and other requirements, dependent on the Housing Authority program. Some factors:

  • Income limits vary by program and can be found on the DOCUMENTS page.
  • Verifiable landlord and personal references
  • Banking and credit references
  • Criminal history background checks
  • Household size appropriate to the apartment
  • Personal interview with applicant household
  • County and/or town preference may apply
  • Valid U.S. Social Security numbers for all members of the household
  • Prepayment of first month’s rent and security
  • Applicant willing and able to enter into a lease agreement

OVERVIEW of DETERMINATION OF INELIGIBILITY
Applicant’s ineligibility is determined in accordance with the Tenant Selection Plan and other requirements, dependent on the Housing Authority program. Some factors:

  • Applicant does not meet eligibility and screening requirements
  • Rent would exceed 30-40% of applicant’s gross total annual income
  • Incomplete or unreadable application information
  • False or unsubstantiated information

Copies of the Tenant Selection Plan are available from the Housing Authority.

RESOURCES

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Categories

FIRST STOP MARTHA’S VINEYARD
Comprehensive listing of community resources for island residents.

RENTALS and RENTAL  ASSISTANCE
Dukes County Regional Housing Authority
The Housing Authority assists residents of the six Island towns through rentals, rental assistance and ownership opportunities, as well as town and Island-wide planning and assistance. Please see menu on the left for more information.

The Community Builders (TCB)
TCB manages the Morgan Woods Apartments in Edgartown, a mixed income rental property developed by the Town of Edgartown to address the needs of low and moderate income, including a number of federally subsidized units.
Contact: 508-939-8564    Website: morganwoodsapts.com

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribal Housing Authority
Provides federally subsidized rental housing to tribal members and is developing Elderly Housing and Mutual Help ownership opportunities.
Contact: 508-645-02711    Website: wampanoagtribe.net

OWNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Island Housing Trust (IHT)
Non-profit community land trust developer serving income-eligible Island residents through the development of ownership and rental housing and the stewardship of affordable housing restrictions through long-term ground leases.
Contact: 508-693-1117    Website: www.ihtmv.org

Habitat for Humanity of Martha’s Vineyard (HFHMV)
Habitat utilizes volunteer labor and donation of materials and money to build and rehabilitate simple, decent and affordable owner occupied housing.
Contact: 508-939-4573    Website: www.habitatmv.org

SENIOR HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES
Island Elderly Housing (IEH)
Provides federally subsidized rental housing to income-qualified seniors and individuals with disabilities at Aidylberg, Hillside, Woodside and Love House apartments.
Contact: 508-693-5880    Website: www.iehmv.org  

Havenside Apartments
Private non-profit provider of rental apartments for Island elders.
Contact:  508-693-2280    Website: havenside.org

Henrietta Brewer House
Provides Assisted Living services and housing for seniors.

Contact: 508-693-4500    Website: henriettabrewerhouse.com

Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Provides beds for seniors and residents with Alzheimer’s.
Contact: 508-696-6465    Website: windemeremv.org

EMERGENCY SHELTER
First Stop listing of temporary shelter and support.

STATEWIDE RENTAL HOUSING DIRECTORY
Housing Works
Provides listings of vacancies in affordable/subsidized housing.
Website:  housingworks.net

STATE SUBSIDIES/ASSISTANCE: HOUSING and OTHER
Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC)
Hyannis based administrator of a full range of housing programs including Section 8 vouchers, emergency shelter supports and foreclosure prevention services.
Contact:  508-771-5400    Website: haconcapecod.org

Community Action Committee of Cape Cod & Islands (CACCI)
CACCI provides assistance with foreclosure prevention, self-sufficiency programing and  Safe Harbor supports for victims of domestic violence.
Contact:  508-693-6133 / 800-845-1999    Website: www.cacci.cc

HOME REHAB AND REPAIRS
The Resource Inc. (TRI)
TRI supports Island homeowners with home repairs and rehabilitation through a federally-funded Regional Housing Rehabilitation Program sponsored by Oak Bluffs and Edgartown.
Contact: 508-696-3285    Website: theresource.org

RECOVERY HOUSING
Vineyard House
Provides housing supports to adults in recovery.
Contact: 508-693-8580    Website: www.vineyardhouse.org

SUPPORTIVE HOUSING
Harbor Homes of Martha’s Vineyard
Provides housing and life skills education to low income residents to prevent homelessness and assist their progress toward greater self-sufficiency.
Contact: 978-273-0533    Website: https://www.harborhomesmv.com/

Seven Hills Community Services
Provides residential services for adults with developmental disabilities.
Contact:  508-693-7917    Website: sevenhills.org

Community Systems Inc.
Provides residential services for adults with developmental disabilities.
Contact:  508-696-7813    Website: www.communitysystems.org

Vinfen
Provides residential services for adults with chronic mental illness.
Contact: 508-693-2003    Website: Vinfen

REGIONAL PLANNING AGENCY
Martha’s Vineyard Commission
Provides Economic Development and Affordable Housing Planning.
Contact: 508-693-3453 x13    Website: mvcommision.org

LEGAL SERVICES: HOUSING, ELDER LAW and OTHER
South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc.
SCCLS is a non-profit corporation which provides free civil legal services to low-income and elderly residents.
Contact: 800-244-9023   Website: www.sccls.org

TOWN HOUSING COMMITTEES
Aquinnah:          508-645-2304    Aquinnah Link

Chilmark:           508-645-2100    Chilmark Link

Edgartown:         508-627-6178   Edgartown Link

Oak Bluffs:          508-693-3554    Oak Bluffs Link

Tisbury:              508-696-4200    Tisbury Link

West Tisbury:      508-696-0103   West Tisbury Link

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