The Barriers to Housing Committee met through the summer of 2011 to explore potential solutions to the need for housing that is affordable for working families. With the generous help of 2 students from the Vermont Law School Land Use clinic and the active participation of Councilors Angela MacDonald-Timpone and Nancy Sherman, as well as various experts on housing, a report was completed.
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 meet the 3rd Thursday of every month to discuss implementation of the recommendations. The Planning Commission will discuss this report at their January 9th meeting. Review the agenda for more information. A copy of the report (PDF) can be downloaded as well.