“If we didn’t take Housing Nantucket’s Home Buyer Ed class, buying our first home on Nantucket would have been an absolute nightmare. We were educated on what to expect and learned to save and budget. Being in a room full of other curious home buyers helped, too. We never felt reprimanded for asking the simplest of questions.”
~ Laura & Chris, Nantucket Home Buyer Ed Graduates
“It would have been easier, frankly, to tear down my cottage, but instead I donated it to Housing Nantucket. It now sits on Old South Road and provides a year-round home for an island family. I see it every time I drive to the airport and I think, isn’t it great that Housing Nantucket enables those of us fortunate enough to spend summers here help the people who make our summers possible: the island’s full-time residents.”
~ Chris M.
“The Covenant Program allowed my husband and me the opportunity to purchase our first home on Nantucket. Despite growing up here, it was nearly impossible for us to afford our own home without this program. Ten years later we sold our home to someone in a similar situation, providing the circle of affordability to continue and making the dream of home ownership on Nantucket come true for someone else.”
— Bess C.
“The Covenant Program is an amazing resource for Nantucketers. My family and I were constantly getting caught in the “Nantucket Shuffle” and had to move every year to another place. The cost of living rose so much it exceeded my income. I wasn’t sure if I would be able to stay on island. Luckily, we were able to get approved for the covenant home program and purchase a home to remain on the island. I am very grateful for the people at Housing Nantucket. They are very informative and helpful. I also recommend the “First Time Home Buyer Education Class.” These are invaluable assets to aid in the longevity of our community and help people find affordable housing.”
— Scott C.
“When we were considering different options about what to do with our Nantucket home before construction began, we were delighted to learn about Housing Nantucket. We had enjoyed more than 15 years in our house, and were thrilled to learn that there was a way for other families to enjoy our house as we had done. Housing Nantucket was a wonderful partner, and made every part of the process easy. We were even more pleased when, while waiting for a ferry, we met a member of the Nantucket Fire Department who was enthusiastic about the contribution Housing Nantucket makes to the community. Our community is very special, and contributing our house to Housing Nantucket helped us support that community in a very special way.”
— Greg B.
I’ve lived on Nantucket since 1999, and housing has always been a problem. But it got worse in 2005. I was renting in Naushop when my landlord decided to sell the house. I searched but couldn’t find anything. A friend told me to apply to Housing Nantucket, so I did. Shortly thereafter, I got a call that I was chosen for one of their rentals. I’ve been a tenant of Housing Nantucket since October of 2007 and must say I am very grateful to Housing Nantucket for providing my family and me with a stable home.
~ Rose Marie S.
We have been tenants of Housing Nantucket since April 2008. We are very impressed by the high level of service and quick response time on all our communications.
Over the years, we have noticed affordable/available housing has declined tremendously. Many people we know have had to move from the island and/or commute for work on a daily basis. Without Housing Nantucket, we would be unable to continue living and working on this island.”
~ Annette and Richard
My wife and I moved into a Housing Nantucket rental in 2011. Having affordable, secure housing provided the stability we needed to start a family and for me to start my own business. I don’t know if I would’ve take those important steps in my life without Housing Nantucket’s help. I want to say thank you!
~ Dobromir S.
Housing Nantucket is a wonderful organization that has really helped my family. Year-round, affordable housing is a scarcity on Nantucket, and we feel so fortunate to rent our home from them. I am employed by one of the island’s many wonderful non-profit organizations. Having secure housing enables my family to continue living here and contributing to the island community that we love.
~ Marie K.