Lead Poisoning - Not Just a Problem for Urban Youth
by Ron Rupp, Director, VHCB Healthy Homes and Lead Paint Programs
published in the March 2014 issue of Rural Voices, a national magazine covering rural housing and development issues published by the Housing Assistance Council based in Washington, D.C.
Conservation Based Affordable Housing:
Improving the Nature of Affordable Housing to Protect Place and People
A report by Kendra Briechle for The Conservation Fund, 2006
Vermont is credited as the “clear leader” in the nation among states developing housing for low- and moderate-income households on sites that also feature conserved land. Four of the 15 case studies profiled in the report are located in Vermont. While the concept of integrating land conservation and housing development is relatively new in many parts of the country, Vermont has a long history of encouraging partnerships between these often competing interests, as evidenced by the case studies describing projects in Hancock, Norwich, Jay, and South Burlington.
2 for the Price of 1- Combining Conservation Land and Affordable Housing featuring VHCB-funded Taylor Meadow, in Hancock. Planning, American Planning Association, January 2007.
Vermont The Green Mountain State (and So Much More) NeighborWorks Bright Ideas, Spring 2004. Article by Liz Curry of Full Cycle Development Consulting describing VHCB and the role of the NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Centers. Profiles of BCLT, CVCLT, Gilman Housing Trust, and RACLT developments.
Shared Housing Takes Many Forms by Polly Nichol, VHCB Housing Programs Director
The Vermont Housing and Conservation Trust Fund: A Unique Approach to Developing Affordable Housing, by Jim Libby. The formation of a coalition of housing and conservation advocates and the actions that led up to passage of the legislation establishing the Vermont Housing and Conservation Trust Fund. Originally published in Clearinghouse Review