Martha's Vineyard MA DHCD Housing Programs
Block Grant Funded Housing Rehabilitation Program


NEW P.A.L.S. Program available for residents of Oak Bluffs, Edgartown and Chilmark only. If your income is too high for the MA DHCD program, try P.A.L.S.

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The Towns of Oak Bluffs and Edgartown are currently accepting applications for their FY 16 Community Development Block Grant funded Housing Rehabilitation Programs, managed by TRI-The Resource Inc.

The FY 16 Oak Bluffs Housing Rehabilitation Program is available to income qualified homeowners and tenants in the Towns of Oak Bluffs and Tisbury.

The FY 16 Edgartown Housing Rehabilitation Program is available to income qualified homeowners and tenants in the towns of Edgartown, West Tisbury and Gosnold.

The Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program has been created as a “Moderate Housing Rehabilitation Program” whose grant priorities are to:

  1. Address the health and safety repairs in single-family, owner occupied properties.
  2. Increase and maintain the supply of affordable, year round rental housing.

*DEFERRED FORGIVEABLE Loans of up to $35,000.00 at 0% interest may be available to income qualified applicants.

If you make at or below the income listed for your household size in the chart below and funds are available, you may qualify for a Deferred, forgivable Loan of up to $35,000.00 for Moderate Housing Rehabilitation.

Income Eligibility Chart - Dukes County, MA
(80% of Area Median Income -2018)
Household Size Maximum Income Limits
1 $50,350
2 $57,550
3 $64,750
4 $71,900
5 $77,700
6 $83,450
7 $89,200
8 $94,950

Single-family property owners cannot exceed income limits.
Tenants residing in units cannot exceed income limits.

If you are interested in this program, believe that you meet the income qualifications based upon the Income Eligibility Chart, and would like to apply please click on and download the Martha's Vineyard Housing Rehabilitation Program overview and application and attach all supporting documentation. Please return all of the information to Program Manager, Melissa Vincent, at P.O. Box 4548, Tisbury MA 02568.

Melissa and/or support Staff can be reached via email at or via telephone at (508) 696-3285.

If you live in the Towns of Aquinna or Chilmark, please contact our office for information regarding the Towns eligibility for funding. Please feel free to call or email with any questions regarding the program or the submission of an Application.

PDF Preliminary Applications

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