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Housing Study Workshop

Thursday, June 21, 6-8pm at MDI High School

Island Housing Trust has partnered with Camoin Associates and The Musson Group to offer this free, public workshop to unveil and discuss the preliminary findings of an island-wide housing study. Participants will have an opportunity to break into smaller working groups to discuss housing needs on the island.   

With the support of partner organizations, IHT has commissioned the study to analyze the current and forecasted housing needs in the four municipalities on Island. The study is engaging local elected officials, community members, employers, and employees to provide information regarding housing preferences, including rental and homeownership choices. The public workshop will be an opportunity for residents and community members to learn some initial results and have their voices heard for housing preferences and needs. 

A Home on the Move!
With much fanfare, a small one-bedroom house traveled to its new home on the Beech Hill Road on a drizzly winter morning this past February. The community came together on the project--from the donation of the house, to the donation of the land, to contributions of design, site preparation, and carpentry work--and helped create another affordable year-round housing opportunity.  Watch the 2-minute documentary here.

Island Housing Trust (IHT) promotes viable, year-round island communities by advancing permanent workforce housing on Mount Desert Island, Maine.


IHT envisions a future where MDI has a significant percentage of affordable year-round housing available to the workforce. The dwelling units are protected by covenants, enforced in perpetuity.




A few words from our home owners:

“Without Island Housing Trust, we may have had to re-locate and move our family off Mount Desert Island. With our families close by, we want to raise our children here. Our children benefit from the excellent school system. Each of us have a short commute to work on the Island. Island Housing Trust has helped us keep our mortgage affordable."

Homepage photo by Dick Broom