Welcome to IHT's 2021 Virtual Summer Benefit Campaign!
We need your help to address the escalating housing crisis on Martha’s Vineyard.
The Covid Crisis has intensified the affordable housing crisis for working families on Martha’s Vineyard beyond “the tipping point.” Right now, there are only a handful of homes for sale on the Vineyard under $1 million. And with only 38% of the Vineyard’s housing stock available for year-round occupancy, year-round rentals are rapidly diminishing.
Island Housing Trust's mission is to promote, create, and sustain permanently affordable homes that support Martha's Vineyard's diverse and vital community. As the leading nonprofit developer of housing within the means of working Island families, IHT has created 71 ownership and 55 rental homes for our Island's year-round community. But that's not nearly enough. With ten times the applicants for every unit IHT creates, it's urgent that we exponentially expand safe, stable, energy-efficient housing opportunities for the Vineyard's workforce.
To address the increasing gaps in housing affordability and availability, this summer IHT is launching our bold new VISION 2025 strategic plan to triple our production and create 150 homes over the next five years. Our 2021 Virtual Summer Brunch is key in making this happen. This year our goal is to raise $1 million.
Please join us in creating a stronger, more resilient, and sustainable future for our Island community by making a multi-year pledge, a monthly pledge, or a one-time donation towards our goal.
To learn more about our mission and vision, including the 20 rental apartments we are building at Kuehn's Way in Tisbury, please visit ihtmv.org.