Affordable housing must be hitting a crisis point on Martha’s Vineyard.

The town of West Tisbury on the Vineyard is exploring a novel idea that would allow your home to be converted into affordable housing after you die in exchange for tax breaks while you’re living.

Residents struggling to pay ever higher property taxes just might like this idea. But for some reason, we have a hunch a lot of people waiting to inherit the family vacation abode won’t exactly appreciate it.

File under: Famous Ben Franklin quotes.

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