Addressing the Island housing crisis

Laurel Redington of MVY Radio will host and moderate panel discussions on the Island's housing crisis. — Gabrielle Mannino

Every Monday in March, from 6 to 7 pm, Laurel Redington of MVY Radio will host a series of online Zoom panel discussions surrounding the housing crisis on Martha’s Vineyard. The “Let’s Do Better: Addressing Our Island’s Housing Crisis” panel series will tackle the problem from various angles and perspectives, and will be followed by a question-and-answer session. 

Email or call 508-693-5000 for more information.


  1. With all due respect to all who are trying to male houng on island better, sadly it won’t get better enough. Reality is we’ve fallen so far behind and gone backwards the amount of people flowing to the island quadruples if not worse available housing (including basements, spare rooms, garages and sheds) Renting has now become a huge money making venture at nearly $1000 for a single (or shared) room and little use of amenities. Long gone are the old days and because the island never really followed up after Morgan Woods and built another 2, 3 or 4 mini villages and now that land is being scooped up by the land bank and off Islanders, where can we build? We need apartments. Plain and simple. We all love the island but seriously a million dollars for a 3 bedroom ranch? Okay so what to do is the question and I have yet heard any viable solutions at any meeting I’ve ever attended.

  2. We need a boat that runs 24/7
    If we had one, workers would be able to leave the island at night and go home (off island)

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