Funding Secured for Housing in Budget Adjustment

The Senate Appropriations Committee amended the Budget Adjustment Act to include $14 million of funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and the general fund for the Missing Middle-Income Homeownership Development Pilot Program. The Vermont Chamber’s advocacy was essential to the establishment of the program and is a champion for solutions that increase the number of housing units statewide as a solution workforce shortage solution.  

This funding allocates $5 million of ARPA funding for FY22, $10 million of ARPA funding for FY23, and $9 million of general funding for FY23. Additional investments championed by Vermont Chamber that received funding were the Rural Infrastructure Assistance Program, Vermont Housing Improvement Program, and The State Refugee Office.