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A community invited to cooperate, plan and solve the challenges of Lamoille housing

Vermont Business Magazine Planning for Vibrant Communities, an upcoming Housing Summit workshop hosted by the Lamoille Housing Partnership (LHP) and the Working Community Challenge (WCC), will focus on community Members are called upon to jointly develop a housing-related action plan. housing challenges.

“When current and future residents are unable to find homes to rent or buy, this is a problem shared across the county that requires cooperation between communities and towns to resolve,” LHP said. Executive Director Jim Lovinsky said.

The Housing Plan for Vibrant Communities, the predecessor of the Plan for Vibrant Communities, focuses on housing, It featured panels and group discussions exploring interconnections between economic development and communities. Individual citizens, local government leaders, human services, economic development and community planning professionals, business owners and realtors were invited to attend. Participants shared what they felt was working and what didn’t work well in residential areas of Hardwick and Lamoille County, and voted to distill these discussion themes into a vibrant Provided an action planning framework for planning communities.

“Participants worked together on five of the top housing-related opportunities and challenges that required action at the local level. It serves as a starting point for relieving pressure,” explains Lovinsky. This discussion is based on the ongoing work of the Affordable Housing Nonprofit, and that “it is important for communities and local governments to better understand their housing needs, while striking a strong balance between community vitality and economic development.” provide valuable guidance to enable them to effectively address these.

The priorities selected by the participants focus on strengthening conditions for housing development within the Lamoille area community to better meet current and projected needs and include: Modernization of Act 250; 3) Working with Vermont to expand Smart Growth Center policies to better reflect the changing housing landscape in the area while continuing to protect farmland and woodland; 4) Town expansion 5) increase community support for the development of affordable housing and homeless shelter projects through coordinated education campaigns;

In the Vibrant Community Plan, returning and new participants are tasked with advancing five priorities from workshop discussions to jointly developed action plans to be implemented locally. The LHP and WCC will lead the plans developed by the participants and rely on the involvement of local residents, community organizations, the private sector and local governments interested in local housing during and after the Housing Summit.

“At LHP, we envision a Lamoille region where housing needs for all are met, communities are vibrant and economic development continues to thrive. Our neighbors and community partners share this vision.” says Lovinsky. “If you have an interest in housing and are looking for ways to get involved locally, join the community building efforts in our plans for a vibrant community, or connect with the LHP and WCC for additional opportunities to participate externally. I encourage you to learn about the methods of Summit.”

Planning for a vibrant community will take place on Monday, August 22, 2022 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at Green Mountain Support Services (93 James Road, Morrisville VT 05661). /2022-housing-summits or call LHP Advancement & Communications Director Kerrie Lohr at (802) 888-5714.

The 2022 Housing Summit Series is generously supported by the TD Bank Charitable Foundation and the Lamoille Regional Real Estate Association, and is co-hosted by the Lamoille Housing Partnership and Working Community Challenge with support from the Vermont Rural Development Council. I’m here.

The Lamoille Housing Partnership works with local communities to create and sustain quality, affordable housing opportunities for low- and middle-income families in Hardwick and Lamoille County. Since 1991, the nonprofit has developed over 300 income-eligible and affordable rental homes for him. For more information, please visit www.lamoillehousing.org.

MORRISVILLE, VT Aug 1, 2022 — Lamoille Residential Partnership