The Martha’s Vineyard Commission has chosen to proceed with Bluegear Labs in working toward an agreement to design the Site Suitability Tool. Thank you to all of the respondents who committed time to compile a response for this project.
Since the last part of the 20th century, the cost of housing on Martha's Vineyard has soared to such levels that many year-round residents and seasonal workers are unable to find an adequate place to live, and many businesses have increasing difficulty retaining the workforce they need. To maintain a healthy and economically diverse society we need to ensure that there is a full range of housing options for the year-round population by assisting people whose needs are not met by market-rate housing.
The Housing Situation on Martha's Vineyard: Describes the scope and reasons for the problem with housing affordability.
MVC Efforts in Affordable and Community Housing: Outlines how the MVC has worked to support housing efforts.
Who’s Who in Housing on the Vineyard: Links to housing organizations on and off the Vineyard.
2020 Census Overview - Housing & Population
The MVC is pleased to provide a presentation of the 2020 Census Population and Housing Data. The analysis provides comparisons on population and housing trends at the National and State levels, Massachusetts County to County Data, Cape and Islands Region, Island-wide, and Town by Town Comparisons. The presentation highlights several shifts in population and housing on Martha’s Vineyard. Here is a quick summary of take-aways from the presentation.
Contact Christine Flynn, Economic Development & Affordable Housing Planner for more information.
Economic Development and Affordable Housing Planner
508-693-3453 extension 113