• “We envision Nantucket as a place where all residents have access to
    decent housing options that meet their needs.”


Our Mission

Housing Nantucket – it’s both a name and a mission. We are the only locally based non-profit creating affordable housing exclusively on Nantucket. We develop and manage diverse types of safe, suitable, and sanitary living accommodations for year-round residents. Our constituents are Nantucket people of low, moderate and middle income. We are determined to preserve and protect workforce housing for present and future generations. We need your help. Join our efforts today.

The Challenge

The housing crisis presents a serious threat to the preservation of Nantucket’s character. Astronomical land prices, high construction costs, widespread conservation restrictions and a strong tourist economy have made housing the island’s workforce an incredible task. Many residents face a dismal choice: live in unsafe conditions, or relocate off-island. This unsustainable cycle degrades the community and leaves inadequate human resources for essential services. We can do better.


Financial Contributions and Property Donation

Large or small, there are many ways to help. Whether it’s a donation of stocks, cash, household goods, land, or an entire dwelling we can move, your contribution matters. Community Investment Tax Credits are available for cash donations over $1,000. We appreciate your support of our work on the ground.

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Covenant Homes

Nantucket Home-Ownership at an Affordable Price

The Covenant Program creates permanently affordable homeownership opportunities. A property owner is allowed to carve out a portion of a lot that otherwise would not be subdivide-able. In exchange, the Covenant unit is sold to an income-qualified year round resident at a price below the maximum sales cap.

Affordable Rentals

Year-Round Rental Housing for Income-Qualified Residents

Our 35 rental units are on scattered sites and range from studio apartments to four bedroom homes. We also manage housing for other island non-profits.

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First Time Home Buyers Classes and General Information

Housing Nantucket is a source of credible information to the year-round community. First Time Home Buyer Education and Rebuilding Your Credit classes are held twice a year. Whether it’s assessing the Nantucket community’s need, 40B development or planned production in town government, our fingers are on the pulse of Nantucket’s affordable housing initiatives.