MOUNT DESERT ISLAND MARATHON INC wrote -
The mission of Island Housing Trust (IHT) is to promote viable, year-round island communities by advancing permanent workforce housing on Mount Desert Island, Maine.
We strive to fulfill our mission in the following ways:
• Supporting efforts by public and private individuals and organizations to create housing that is affordable to the year-round working population of MDI.
• Promoting and seeking to establish public and private partnerships that result in the creation of both rental and home ownership opportunities that enable the year-round workforce to live in MDI's four communities.
• As an organization, IHT creates affordable housing opportunities for applicants who meet our eligibility criteria. Finally, we work with other public and private partners to ensure that workforce housing on MDI remains affordable into the future.
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.