Island Housing Trust donor makes matching gift


The Island Housing Trust (IHT) has set a goal of raising $50,000 in donations between now and the end of 2015. If the organization meets this goal, according to a press release, an anonymous donor has pledged to match that amount.

To reach this goal, the trust is selling Community Investment Tax Credits. Any donation of $1,000 or more is eligible to receive 50 percent back in tax credits. A gift will help create homes for six year-round Island families in the Water Street development in Vineyard Haven, which is composed of six permanently affordable, energy-efficient apartments.

Donations can be made at or by mail to Island Housing Trust, P.O. Box 779, West Tisbury, MA 02575. The IHT Facebook page will feature fundraising progress updates throughout the month of December.

For more information, contact Sophie Abrams at 508-693-1117 or