Faculty Advisor

Jiusto, J. Scott

Faculty Advisor

Looft, Fred J.

Project Center

Nantucket, Massachusetts


The purpose of our project was to provide recommendations to the Nantucket Town Manager’s Office and the Nantucket Board of Selectmen to increase the housing stock and assist municipal employees in affording housing on Nantucket Island. These recommendations were developed from reviewing previous housing reports, interviewing prominent stakeholders, identifying successful examples of workforce housing on Nantucket Island (including public and private sector), and reviewing housing strategies practiced in similar communities. Key recommendations included developing a workforce housing policy and a workforce housing trust to designate housing to municipal employees, as well as increasing seasonal and year-round housing stock.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2016

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering