Homeshare Nantucket aspires to connect homeowners who have extra living space they’d consider renting out with employers whose year-round employees need housing. Extra living space might be just an unoccupied room; or it might be an unoccupied apartment, cottage, or house. It is a unique free service, inaugurated by the Nantucket Civic League and Nantucket Chamber and is available exclusively to benefit Nantucket homeowners and employers. The aim is to provide more stable, year-round housing to individuals who serve our community.
Affordable Housing Trust Fund
In 2009, the Town of Nantucket unanimously passed the Affordable Housing Trust Fund in order to provide for the creation and preservation of affordable housing in the Town of Nantucket, preferably in perpetuity, as a general policy, but subject to exceptions where it is practicable and reasonable to do so, for the benefit of year-round low and moderate income households who would otherwise have difficulty financial or otherwise, locating housing on Nantucket.
Housing Nantucket “envisions Nantucket as a place where all residents have access to decent housing options that meet their needs.” They are a non-profit creating affordable rental and homeownership opportunities on the island. They also offer informative and educational programs, including one for first time homebuyers that is FREE for Nantucket residents!
Housing Nantucket also provides year-round rentals for income-qualified residents. They have 38 rental units scattered in different neighborhoods which range from studio apartments to four bedroom homes. Click here to learn more about how to be considered for a vacant unit, applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity builds hope for families, the community, and future generations. In creative partnership with people in need and the Nantucket community, they build and renovate homes for ownership. They make a positive difference in our world by creating opportunities for volunteers and family members to work together to secure our shared future. Click here to read how Habitat for Humanity builds and what their plans are for the future.
Assisted Living Options
The Residences at Sherburne Commons mission is to provide an exceptional senior living experience for residents in a socially stimulating and safe environment where you have the time to enjoy your passions and the freedom from the day-to-day responsibilities of home ownership. And, as your personal needs change you can be comfortable with the knowledge that attentive, professionally supervised care options are available to you from our professional staff.
Nantucket Food Fuel Rental Assistance
The Nantucket Interfaith Council created the Nantucket Food, Fuel, Rental Assistance which operates three community outreach programs to assist lower and no income island residents in need of food, shelter and fuel assistance. The mission of the Nantucket Food Fuel Rental Assistance is to assist residents who face a period of financial insecurity and cannot otherwise provide food or shelter or heat for themselves and their families.