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.
The CIRT Board manages three affordable rental houses and holds sales covenants on one year-round home. Our exciting new Growing Great Cranberry project aims to build two new affordable rental houses on Great Cranberry Island.
One affordable house available!
All but one of CIRT's affordable rental houses are currently occupied. The Rice House is available for rental. In addition, our Growing Great Cranberry program aims to build two more 3-bedroom houses on Great Cranberry Island, which should be avilable for occupancy in the fall of 2013.
CIRT seeks an individual who will successfully lead and manage the organization. Primary duties include supporting the Board of Directors, managing rental of three houses, assisting with managing an ongoing construction project, and various fundraising tasks, including grant writing and community appeals. Click for the job description.
Position is approximately 20 hours per week. Much of the work can be done remotely. Compensation to be negotiated. Send letter of interest, resume and contact info for three references to CIRT, P.O. Box 4, Cranberry Isles, ME 04625 by May 25, 2013. Click for the job description.
Affordable House Available for Rent
April 18, 2013—The Rice House on Great Cranberry Island is available for rent.
- $600/month plus utilities; income eligibility limits apply
- Located on Great Cranberry Island, with about 45 year-round residents, plus a bustling summer community
- This school year, three students commute, escorted by ferry at town expense, to nearby Islesford (Little Cranberry Island) for school (K-8)
- First commuter ferry off the island is at 6:15 am, and back at 5 pm (30 - 45 minute ride)
- See photo here
CIRT Newsletter, May 2012
May 2, 2012—The newsletter is available here.
Maine Housing Authority Notice to Proceed
Mar. 23, 2012—The Maine authority responsible for administering the Affordable Housing Assistance for Maine Islands program (and granting the money) has approved CIRT's preliminary plans and invites CIRT to submit the final grant application. more...
Growing Great Cranberry Septics Approved
Mar. 10, 2012—Town Code Enforcment Office Kim Keene inspected and approved the two septic systems installed for the two affordable houses. more...