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Press: Lamoille Housing Assessment Coming Soon

Posted Thursday, February 22, 2024

Sylvan Woods - an affordable housing complex here in Stowe orchestrated by the Lamoille Housing Partnership.

Published by the News & Citizen, February 22, 2024. Original link here.

Lamoille Valley communities will soon have access to an up-to-date housing needs and assessment report to help them increase their understanding of the area’s housing ecosystem and a tool to inform future planning.

“This report will provide vital housing data and detail to local decision makers, as well as contribute to policy making going forward,” Lamoille County Planning Commission executive director Tasha Wallis said.

The report will provide an overall assessment of Lamoille County and the Hardwick’s housing stock and housing needs, including workforce housing demand and supply, as well as guidance and recommendations for future housing development efforts within the study’s geographic area. The study will also examine impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, flooding and climate resiliency and short-term rentals.

Study collaborators include Lamoille County Planning Commission, Lamoille Housing Partnership, Stowe Land Trust, Lamoille Economic Development Corporation and Lamoille Area Board of Realtors.

“We eagerly await the results and guidance of this landmark housing study to catalyze impactful, collaborative conversations and decision-making within our communities, municipalities, and organizations to address this critical issue,” Amy Stewart, Stowe Land Trust’s board chair, said.

Added Grant Wieler, Lamoille Area Board of Realtors president: “Our hope with this project is to facilitate informed collaboration among stakeholders to develop a cohesive plan for advancing our communities collectively.”

The report is expected to be available this spring.