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Existing housing committees

Have you been thinking about what a Housing Committee might look like in your community? Wondering what exactly that would entail, or what you could achieve? The Thriving Communities initiative identified at least 20 Vermont towns with housing committees (and 37 others that are considering forming a committee): 

 

Wilmington and Dover Housing Committee 

  • Established: 2018
  • Housing Analysis Completed December 2019
  • Housing Trust Fund: No
  • Chairperson: Gretchen Havreluk
  • ghavreluk@wilmingtonvt.us
  • Established: 2016
  • Committee Structure: Subcommittee of the Planning Commission
  • Housing Needs Assessment: No
  • Housing Trust Fund: No
  • Committee Chair: Pam Brangan
  • Main contact info: pbrangan@ccrpcvt.org
  • Profile

Montpelier Housing Task Force:

Manchester Working Group:

Winooski Housing Commission:

  • Established: June 2017
  • Committee Structure: Subcommittee of the Planning Commission
  • Housing Needs Assessment:  Yes
  • Housing Trust Fund:  Yes
  • Staff Liaison: Heather Carrington
  • Chair: Robert Millar
  • Website

South Burlington Affordable Housing Committee

  • Established: May 2016
  • Committee Structure: Subcommittee of the Planning Commission
  • Housing Needs Assessment:  Yes
  • Housing Trust Fund:  Yes
  • Chair: John Simson
  • Website

Joint Essex Housing Commission

  • Established: October 2020
  • Committee Structure: Commission jointly appointed by the Town Selectboard and Village Trustees
  • Housing Needs Assessment:  Yes
  • Housing Trust Fund:  No
  • Chair: Katie Ballard
  • Website

Other towns with housing committees include MIddlebury/Addison County, Brattleboro, Charlotte, Burlington, Fairlee, Hinesburg, Huntington, Mad River Valley, Norwich, Pownal, Putney, St. Johnsbury, Thetford and Williston.