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Montpelier Housing Task Force

The Montpelier Housing Task Force was organized in 1999 in order to (1) gather and evaluate information regarding housing trends in the City, (2) to develop responses to housing concerns that are identified, and (3) to recommend housing policies to City Government. The Task Force has these basic purposes:
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:
  1. 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.
  2. gain a better understanding of the complex issues affecting the quantity and quality of the city's housing.
  3. recommend activities to increase housing in the city;
  4. recommend strategies that protect against the loss of housing in the city; and
  5. increase the public's participation in city housing issues.

BARRIERS TO HOUSING Report

At the November 9th, 2011, the City of Montpelier City Council accepted the report of the Barriers to Housing Committee.  Council assigned the Housing Task Force with the task of prioritizing these recommendations for potential implementation.  Council Members emphasized the importance of utilizing the expertise of the Housing Task Force in helping to move this work forward. The Housing Task Force will work in 2012 to help implement report recommendations.

The Planning Commission discussed this report at their January 9th, 2012 meeting.  Agenda posted here, minutes posted here, minutes/video here.

A copy of the report can be found here.


MEETINGS


The Montpelier Housing Task Force meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month from September to June, Police Department Conference Room, 5:15 to 7 PM. Agendas and Minutes are posted on the City of Montpelier webpage. All meetings are open to the public.

A schedule of upcoming meetings can be found
HERE on the City's Calendar page.

Meeting Agendas can be found HERE in the City's Document Library.

Meeting Minutes
can be found
HERE in the City's Document Library.

RESOURCES

Central Vermont Housing Resource Guide
, October 2004 (20 pgs, 1,212 KB) 
Compiled by the Montpelier Housing Task Force and the Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission. This version was completed October 2004.


Montpelier Housing Statistics
Statistics on Montpelier housing compiled through the Vermont Housing Data site at www.housingdata.org.


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