Resources & Education
Planning & Advocacy
Nantucket Housing Office (NHO) and the Nantucket
Education Trust (NET) are pleased to announce that they have initiated
tentative agreement for the NHO to manage the twelve units of staff
owned by the NET. This
allow the NET to focus on public education issues - the core of their
mission. The NHO, a
which manages twenty-four (24) units of affordable housing, will apply
existing knowledge of property management to this project. The NET sought out the NHO
based on the NHO's
extensive background and to provide a professional level of service for
tenants. NHO Board
of Directors was
thrilled with the ability to work proactively with another island
which has created solutions to address the workforce housing issue on Nantucket.
Executive Director Aaron Marcavitch noted that NHO supports
are committed to creating affordable housing and helping achieve the
providing housing more easily for the benefit of all Nantucketers. "We
excited about working with NET and finding new and creative ways of
housing crisis. Supporting
staff is a high priority within the community and the NHO is proud to
to help in that effort," said Marcavitch.
In addition to this new development, the NHO manages 24 units of
affordable housing. If you are a landlord or renter and have
questions about housing management, the NHO will do its best to answer
them or refer you to an expert.
Housing Office's House Recycling Program is a scattered site program
that creates affordably year-round rental homes for low and moderate
House recycling is an innovative and cost effective program where
private individuals donate unwanted but structurally sound dwellings.
The Nantucket Housing Office then relocates, rehabilitates, and rents
affordably, using scattered vacant residential lots provided by the
Town and deed-restricted to affordable housing uses by the Nantucket
We have successfully relocated, rehabilitated, maintained, and managed
sixteen homes since 1996. The recycled homes are set in established
neighborhoods, and because every dwelling is different, the homes blend
with those around them. Island families who live in our homes can rely
on stable, affordable rent, an on-island landlord for management and
maintenance, and no risk that they will lose their home because the
owner has decided to sell or rent seasonally.
For more information, download
this brief description on how to donate houses to the NHO.
|In addition to
creating rental opportunities through a house recycling program, the
Nantucket Housing Office is also working on creating affordably
year-round rental homes for low and moderate income islanders via
traditional building methods.
The Housing Office strives to use our land resources as effectively as
possible. When a cost/benefit analysis shows that house recycling is
not appropriate, a build project may make sense. We
have finished a single-family home with an accessory
apartment, located on a small residential lot in Tom Nevers. For more
details on this project, please see our Dartmouth
Cottage Plans. (All plans are copyright Mark Avery, 2005)