21 Mechanic Street is home to Dukes County Regional Housing Authority, Island Housing Trust and Housing Assistance Corporation of Cape & Islands and serves as a clearinghouse for rental and home ownership opportunities and as a location for collaborative efforts towards the development and management of additional affordable year-round housing on Martha’s Vineyard.
The Dukes County Regional Housing Authority offers year-round rentals and assistance developed by the towns and the Island Housing Trust and assists with home ownership lotteries, affordability monitoring and regional planning. housingauthoritymarthasvineyard.org
The Island Housing Trust is a developer and builder for ownership and rental properties, often working with the different towns and state funding sources. The IHT partners with the Housing Authority for its rental programs and ownership lotteries. ihtmv.org
Housing Assistance Corp of Cape & Islands offers a full range of housing programs including Section 8 vouchers, home buyer training, foreclosure prevention services and an island based homeless prevention case manager. haconcapecod.org