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Mad River Valley Housing Summit

October 12 @ 4:30 pm

The goal is to learn how our community can begin to address the complex issue of housing–on the individual, municipal, and Valley-wide levels.

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Through a keynote presentation, a panel, breakout sessions, and interactive displays, the MRV Housing Summit, hosted by MRVPD, will provide education, ideas, methods, and honest conversation that will enable our community to move forward on the urgent issue of sustainable and equitable housing for current and future Valley residents.
There will be free day care provided so families can participate and there will be appetizers and a cash bar availabletoo.
Some of the questions and strategies that will be covered include:
  • What are the roadblocks to building new housing in the MRV?
  • What is “missing middle” housing?
  • What is “Smart Growth” and what does it mean for development patterns and locations in the MRV?
  • What steps have already been taken on addressing the housing crisis, and how can the community get involved in being part of the solution?
  • How are other rural communities in the state making strides on this issue in innovative and creative ways–through regulations, access to ARPA funds, and rehabilitation of old or vacant housing stock?
  • How can community members get involved in this topic?
  • Where do we go from here?
Most importantly, the summit will serve as a source of both inspiration and action as we tap into the power of coming together as a community to ask hard questions and seek a path forward.
Josh Hanford – Commissioner of Housing & Community Development, State of VT
Seth Leonard, Managing Director of Community Development, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
Darcy Lee, local resident of Mad Meadows
Kaziah Haviland-Montgomery, Project Manager for Real Estate Development, Downstreet
Jacob Hemmerick, Planning & Policy Manager, VT Department of Housing & Community Development
Katie Buckley, Director, Federal Funding Assistance Program, VT League of Cities & Towns
Seth Leonard, Managing Director of Community Development, Vermont Housing Finance Agency


October 12
4:30 pm
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