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Fair Housing in your Community

For the second year in a row, Smart Growth Vermont has participated in Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity‘s (CVOEO) video productions designed to provide planning tools for Vermont’s communities. Last year we were interviewed for their video highlighting growth centers, and this year Executive Director, Noelle MacKay was part of a video that describes the connection between fair housing and affordable housing. One of the key smart growth principles that we discuss with communities around the state is the need to implement tools that ensure a diversity of housing types and price points in the community so that their residents can find housing that they can afford.

This video, produced by CCTV Productions, outlines the connection between fair housing and affordable housing. Adopting planning and zoning rules that allow for the creation of affordable housing is one way municipalities can meet their responsibility to promote fair housing. Projects in Middlebury and Tinmouth, as well as state and non profits working on this important issue, are profiled. You can view the video on our website. And, if you would like more information on the project or would like to use it in a training for your community, please contact the CVOEO Fair Housing Project at 800.278.7971.