Housing Agencies Announce New Affordable Housing Opportunities

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Two of Nantucket's affordable housing agencies have announced new opportunities for affordable rentals and homeownership opportunities on the island.

Housing Nantucket - 31 Fairgrounds Road (Wiggles Way) apartments

Housing Nantucket has announced new year-round affordable rental housing opportunities available for households of low- and moderate-income. Wiggles Way is the new development of 22 apartments under construction at 31 Fairgrounds
Road. Amenities in the new apartments include hardwood floors, private storage in the basement, shared washers/dryers in each building, and on-site parking. The target completion date is now August 1, 2024. Six affordable apartments will be awarded by lottery and are available at below-market rates to low-income households. A total of 16 workforce apartments are available to moderate-income households and will be selected from Housing Nantucket's "Ready-to-Rent list." The qualification calculator on the application will inform applicants of their eligibility for either Affordable or Workforce Units.

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Eligible applicants for Housing Nantucket's affordable units must have less than $75,000 in assets and cannot own residential real estate property of any kind. Completed applications must be returned to Housing Nantucket before 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2024. Apply online by clicking here.

Habitat For Humanity - Waitt Drive homes

The local chapter of Habitat for Humanity has announced that applications are available now for four homes - two 3-bedroom single-family homes and two 2-bedroom single-family homes - that will be built on Waitt Drive. Applicants must be income eligible with a maximum of 80 percent of Nantucket's area median income by household size (for example, $109,650 for a family of four). Applicants must also be willing to commit 350 hours of "sweat equity" to help build the home and have a housing need.

Applicants are urged to attend one of the in-person or virtual information workshops for prospective buyers:

  • In-person information workshops will be held at the Nantucket Atheneum on May 20th at 6:30 p.m. and June 10th at 6:30 p.m.
  • Virtual information workshops will be held on June 1st at 10 a.m. and June 15th at 10:00 a.m. Please email Gennifer Costanzo for the Zoom link: gennifer@habitatnantucket.org.

Applications are available online at the Habitat website: habitatnantucket.org, as well as at the Nantucket Atheneum on India Street, the Habitat for Humanity office at 75 Old South Road. Applicants may also call to have an application mailed: 508-325-8912 (Habitat office). The deadline for application submission to the Habitat office is 5:00 p.m., July 15, 2024.

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