Habitat for Humanity of Martha's Vineyard
Our mission is to build simple, decent housing for families in the lowest qualifying income range. Our homes are built with volunteer labor, donated materials and charitable donations. We believe that addressing the lack of affordable housing - one house at a time - will keep our Island a healthy, vital community.
You may be surprised to learn that affordable housing is one of the major problems on what you may think of as the "wealthy" island of Martha's Vineyard. But it really is. In addition to being a beautiful place to live, Martha's Vineyard is an expensive place to live. Home prices are 85 percent above the statewide median.
As a result, people, especially young people, are leaving the island because of high housing costs. And many of the people leaving are the people we need if the island is to remain a vibrant community: teachers, municipal workers, handymen, etc. Habitat For Humanity of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. is working hard to help solve this problem by giving deserving people a hand up, not a handout. Will you help us?