Today is Legislative Day for housing and conservation advocates in Vermont. Hundreds of volunteers, Board members and staff of non-profit groups, landowners, homeowners and tenants will gather in Montpelier to describe the impact of the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board and ask legislators to continue to support VHCB.
For nearly 30 years, Vermont statute has provided that 50% of the annual Property Transfer Tax receipts may be designated to VHCB for investment in affordable housing and conservation. This balanced and sustainable approach to VHCB investments has been a key to success. Here in the Upper Valley, it has meant the conservation of more than 85 properties and the creation and preservation of hundreds of units of affordable housing.
UVLT’s Peg Merrens, Megan Chapman and Craig Privett will be meeting with elected representatives from the Upper Valley and across the state, sharing success stories from our region. UVLT has been partnering with VHCB since 1989 — a map and summary of our work together is posted here.