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Affordable housing key to economic prosperity in Vermont towns

Posted by: Leslie Black-Plumeau on September 4, 2018 - 11:44am

With jobs to fill in Vermont’s Upper Valley towns, the lack of housing affordable to potential employees is becoming an obvious economic challenge, according to Vermont Business Magazine.  

The article acknowledges the clear benefit of several recent rental housing renovation and construction projects in White River Junction, including the VHFA-supported mixed-income apartment building on Sykes Mountain Avenue and mixed-used complex at the corner of Bridge and Main streets.

Because of the growing importance of the linkages between the affordability of a town’s housing stock and economic sustainability, this year’s Vermont Statewide Housing Conference will feature a series of workshops on best practices for Vermont towns.  Read more about the conference’s Economic Development workshop featuring case studies of two Vermont towns that used housing to generate job and business growth. 

Early bird conference registration is open for a limited time. 

Pictured: Plans for Sykes Mountain Avenue development. Courtesy of Twin Pines Housing

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