Neighborhood First Advisory Committee


The Neighborhood First Advisory Committee has been tasked with making recommendations to the Nantucket Affordable Housing Trust and Select Board on the most effective means, in accordance with the 2019 Annual Town Meeting Article 37 and accompanying ballot measure, to invest $20,000,000 of Town resources specifically allocated to produce additional affordable workforce housing inventory. The underlying mission of the Neighborhood First program is 1) to establish criteria for evaluating housing opportunities to fulfill the intent of Article 37; 2) to facilitate the creation of adequate affordable housing stock in order to comply with Safe Harbor provisions, and; 3) to meet or exceed the requirement that 10% of the island’s year round housing inventory be available for low- and moderate-income households.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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  • Peter Hoey, Co-Chair, Year-round Resident Member-At-Large
  • Doug Abbey, Co-Chair, Seasonal Resident Member-At-Large
  • Posie Constable, Seasonal Resident, Member-At-Large
  • Penny Dey, Affordable Housing Trust Fund representative
    Term Expires 2020
  • Howard Dickler, Year-round Resident, Member-At-Large
  • Kristie Ferrantella, Select Board representative
    Term Expires 2020
  • Joseph T. Grause, Jr., Finance Committee representative
    Term Expires 2020
  • David Iverson, Nantucket Economic & Planning Development  Commission representative
    Term Expires 2024
  • Brooke Mohr, Affordable Housing Trust Fund representative
    Term Expires 2021
  • Eric Savetsky, Nantucket Islands Land Bank, Executive Director
  • Brian Turbitt, Town of Nantucket, Director of Municipal Finance

Helpful Information

Contact Us

  1. Tucker Holland

    Housing Specialist
    Ph: 508-325-7587 x. 7023

    2 Fairgrounds Road
    Nantucket, MA 02554
    Monday - Friday
    7:30 a.m - 4:30 p.m. 

    1. Staff
    2. Eleanor Antonietti
    3. Land Use Specialist
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