How do I apply for Affordable Housing?

1.  Do I have to live in the same town where the affordable units are available to be eligible to apply?

2.  How do I apply?

3.  Are there any units available to rent rather than buy?

4.  How can I, as a homeowner, help the cause?

  • Put your property into the Rental Conversion Program or... Donate: Money, Time, Land or Houses

Policy Rules & Regs:

Affordable Housing Final Guidelines

Links to other resources:

Dukes County Regional Housing Authority & Island Housing Trust:
Island Affordable Housing Fund
Citizens Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA)
Community Preservation Act
Cohousing Network
Boston HUD Office
MA Housing Partnership Fund


Rental Application
Ownership Application

These forms can also be obtained from the Dukes County Regional Housing Authority office located in the Vineyard Housing Offices:

346 State Road, P.O. Box 4538
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 or Call: 508-693-4419

Meeting Dates:

The Affordable Housing Committee meets every second and fourth Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. at the Tisbury Senior Center, unless otherwise posted.

Robert Wheeler, Chair
Laura Barbera, Co-Chair
Abbe Burt, Vice Chair
Henry Stephenson
Rob Doyle
Nat Benjamin
Dan Seidman

Contact Information:
General information can be obtained by calling 508-696-4200 or email: