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National housing expert to testify at VT State House

By: Maura Collins on 4/23/2013

All are invited to a joint Vermont House and Senate hearing to hear from the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Housing Commission on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 from 9:30 to 10:30 am in Vermont State House Room 11.

Nan Roman, a member of the BPC’s Housing Commission and Executive Director of the National Alliance to End Homelessness, will be discussing the BPC’s recently released report. She will present its recommendations and how Vermont’s housing programs and policies were featured.

“The recommendations of BPC's Housing Commission are the culmination of a 16-month process that engaged the housing community both inside and outside of the Beltway through a series of roundtable discussions and regional housing forums,” according to its website.

Key recommendations in the report are:

  • Rental Subsidy for households under 30% of median income in need
  • 50% increase in federal rental housing credit
  • Supplement to the HOME Investment Partnerships program
  • Sustainable approach to homeownership
  • Reformed system of housing finance with greater role for private sector
  • Aging in Place by integrating housing and health care
  • Convene a White House conference on Aging in Place

While all are welcome to attend the hearing, those planning on doing so are encouraged to email Joanne Choiciere. Attendees are also encouraged to use the Department of Labor shuttle due to limited parking, and plan to arrive early since there will be other events at the State House that day.