Housing Task Force
The Montpelier Housing Task Force meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month from September to June, location TBD, 5:15 to 7 p.m. All meetings are open to the public.
A schedule of upcoming meetings can be found on the City's Calendar page.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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- Kevin Casey, Staff
- Jack McCullough, Lawyer
- Andrew Stein, Resident and State Research Economist
- Polly Nichol, VHCB
- Rebecca Harris, AmeriCorps, VISTA
- Jo Ann Troiano, Montpelier Housing Authority
- Liz Genge, Director of Property Management, Downstreet Housing
- Brooke Jenkins, Executive Director, Good Samaritan Haven
- Jen Hollar, Resident and Policy Director at Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
Membership in the Task Force is open to all but preference is given to those who live or work in Montpelier. Members are appointed by the MHTF for 2 year terms.
In order to maintain membership in good standing members are expected to regularly attend Task Force meetings, planning sessions, and special events. Persons who are unable to attend such events but who are interested in contributing to the Task Force can participate without becoming members.
About the Housing Task Force
The Montpelier Housing Task Force was organized in 1999 in order to gather and evaluate information regarding housing trends in the City, develop responses to housing concerns that are identified, and recommend housing policies to City Government.
Montpelier is experiencing the loss of residential opportunities and the lack of safe, decent and affordable housing. We seek to preserve and enhance residential opportunities in Montpelier for households of all income levels. Working with community residents, City staff and elected officials, landlords, financial institutions and community organizations we will:
- Inventory existing housing stock and document changes in supply and demand in the city, keeping in mind that office and retail space is limited as well.
- Gain a better understanding of the complex issues affecting the quantity and quality of the city's housing.
- Recommend activities to increase housing in the city;
- Recommend strategies that protect against the loss of housing in the city; and
- Increase the public's participation in city housing issues.