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Coming Soon to a Village Near You

Island Housing Trust is nearing completion of infrastructure work on a parcel of land donated by the residents of the Town of Mount Desert for year-round housing. Next month, IHT will move a small house (left), donated by a summer resident, to the lot on Beech Hill Road.  Learn more about IHT's ongoing projects 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