Philippe Jordi is the executive director of the Island Housing Trust, a non-profit community development corporation and community land trust on the island of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. Philippe’s work with the Trust has focused on creating a mosaic of small scale, scattered site housing that fits within existing neighborhoods and provide long-term affordability through ground lease restrictions and energy efficient design and construction. He has twenty-four years of experience as a community development specialist, is a certified planner with the American Institute of Certified Planners, and earned a B.S. in Environmental Studies from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, New York.
About Island Housing Trust of Martha’s Vineyard (Martha’s Vineyard, MA): The IHT is a community based non-profit organization whose mission is the development and permanent stewardship of land for affordable housing through long-term ground leasing.