Housing Priorities Under Discussion

The Senate hosted a roundtable with industry leaders to discuss housing issues, specifically the importance of removing barriers that prevent production of housing units quickly. The Vermont Chamber’s suggestion to incentivize the conversion of unused commercial space into housing was emphasized in the conversation as a potential new solution. In the House, funding for housing for the missing middle-income development pilot program stalled with committees looking for more details on how this program would work. The Vermont Chamber has advocated for funding of this pilot program, the first to focus on the need for middle income housing and will support efforts for the Senate to put this program back into this bill.