Cranberry Isles Realty Trust

Sustaining the Cranberry Isles
Through Affordable Workforce Housing


Cranberry Isles Realty Trust is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization serving the Town of Cranberry Isles.

We provide affordable housing for those wishing to live on Great Cranberry or Islesford year-round. We aim to halt the loss—in fact, increase—the number of working year-round families on the islands. This will strengthen the island community and economy, helping to sustain a way of life, both now and into the future.

Available Rental Houses

Ready for Immediate Occupancy
Rice House
2 BR, 1BA, $600/month
On Great Cranberry Island
Rice House
Coming Soon - Apply now!
(Occupancy summer 2014)
Pondview House
3 BR, 1.5 BA, $750/month
On Great Cranberry Island
Woodland House
3 BR, 1.5 BA, $750/month
On Great Cranberry Island


John Savage Hired as General Manager

April 12, 2014—Well-known local businessman John Savage, of Northeast Harbor, has been hired as General Manager of CIRT.

MaineHousing Releases $355,000 for Growing Great Cranberry

April 1, 2014—It's no April joke; as the culmination of almost three years of study and planning, today a contingent from CIRT visited MaineHousing's offices in Augusta to sign the final papers releasing a forgivable loan (in actuality, a grant) for the purpose of building two affordable houses on Great Cranberry Island.

(l to r) Liza Fleming-Ives & Mary Terry of Genesis, Bill Glover of MaineHousing, Chris Johnston of CIRT, Linda Uhl (MH), Phil Whitney & Bruce Komusin (CIRT), and Nat Fenton, CIRT's attorney.

According to a press release from MaineHousing, "MaineHousing is contributing $355,000 from its Affordable Housing Initiative for Maine Islands towards the Growing Great Cranberry Project. The balance of the over $500,000 development budget has been raised by CIRT in the community and it has taken out a small bank loan. CIRT has worked with Coastal Builders of Trenton to develop house and site plans that meet the MaineHousing construction and design standards and the MaineHousing Green Building Standards.

"Some of the site work for the two-home development has already been completed. Coastal Builders plans to get started right away on digging the foundations. The houses should be assembled on site by the summer."

General Manager Position Available

Mar 10, 2014—CIRT General Manager Position is waiting to be filled. See job description.

CIRT Newsletter, December 2013

Dec 15, 2013—Read or print the December 2013 newsletter.

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