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


  • The Housing Authority manages 95 Apartments across the Island
  • Administers town funded Rental Assistance for up to 65 households in market rentals across the Island
  • Assists West Tisbury with the monitoring of any of its 48 Accessory Apartments rented year-round and affordably 
  • Partners with organizations that offer assistance with emergency housing, rent & utility costs, and apartment rehabilitation to Island tenants and landlords
  • Maintains an Island-wide rental wait list



  • The Housing Authority assists with the lottery of affordable homes and home sites
  • Provides Homebuyer Education training
  • Maintains an Island-wide Homebuyer Clearinghouse



  • The Housing Authority supports Town generated housing initiatives
  • Assists with Monitoring of deed-restricted properties across the Island
  • Participates in regional advocacy and planning efforts


The Housing Authority manages 21 Mechanic Street (off-State Road) in Vineyard Haven as a clearinghouse for rental and home ownership opportunities and a focus for Islanders working together on housing issues. 21 Mechanic Street currently is home to the Housing Authority and the Island Housing Trust.