Housing Options For Middle-Income Vermonters Worsen During Pandemic

Vermont’s housing market, which was tight before the pandemic, has gotten even worse. The number of homes available in Vermont dropped by almost 70% over the past year, according to the Vermont Association of Realtors. The trend has jump-started conversations about supporting more middle-income housing across Vermont. State officials have spent a lot of time…

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Affordable Housing

Affordable housing is the subject of a number of bills before Connecticut lawmakers. But what do we really mean when we talk about “affordable housing”? That conversation could start with a question much like the one from state Sen. Dan Champagne at a virtual Planning and Development public hearing last week. “Do you know how…

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A Triple-Decker For The 21st Century: Airtight And Solar-Powered

Standing in front of her three-level house in Somerville, Lena Sheehan looks down at the construction of a new high school and transportation hub just a block away. “I can’t get over it, I haven’t been here in so long,” she says. “This is the new T — isn’t that brilliant, right beside the house.”…

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