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Additional tools

  • Participate in Regional Planning – know what neighboring towns are doing
  • Help identify important land within the community and identify opportunities for housing development or redevelopment.
  • Consider donating or selling municipal land for housing development
  • Strongly support housing projects throughout the development process
  • Apply for VT Community Development Program funding for developers
  • Promote accessory dwelling units (ADU)
  • Create Housing Trust Fund
  • Promote affordable homeownership through Shared Equity Model (via Community Land Trusts) and sweat equity programs. 
  • Apply for state designation (Downtown, Neighborhood, etc.) to trigger incentives for the housing developer
  • Help the community visualize density
  • Set targets for the number of units or portion of housing stock affordable to low and moderate income households.
  • Inquire with Vermont Council on Rural Development about a "community visit program"
  • Explore Enterprise Community Engagement Toolkit to best connect with residents and build interest
  • Take advantage of best practices for affordable housing messaging shared by the Thriving Communities intiative.