Middlebury zoning law revisions would enable affordable housing

The Middlebury Planning Commission continues to work on revisions to the community’s zoning rules that in part incentivize development in the village area while preserving the history and character of Addison County’s shire town.

College land buy to boost affordability in Middlebury

The apartments, multi-family and single family homes will be constructed by an independent developer and are not being built for college employees.

Editorial: Exciting news, needed changes

News that Middlebury College has purchased 35 acres in the heart of Middlebury’s residential area to turn into 100 units of affordable housing is exciting and most welcome.

College buys land to build affordable housing in Middlebury

One hundred units of workforce housing will be built on land close to downtown Middlebury.

Habitat for Humanity looking for families in need

Finding candidate families for the next home remains difficult even as Vermont’s and Addison County’s lack of affordable and workforce housing continues to make headlines.

Local affordable housing eyed for $5M in repairs

John Graham Housing & Services is planning a $5 million overhaul of several of its affordable housing projects in Vergennes, Middlebury and Bristol.

Top 10 of 2021: Housing costs spike, create challenges

The housing news was great in Addison County in 2021. Great, that is, if you were a residential property seller and had somewhere already lined up for your next move.

20 planned Bristol units to ease housing crunch

A pair of nonprofit housing organizations are nearing the financing and regulatory finish lines on a project that would add 20 units of affordable housing in a place they’re badly needed: Bristol.

Middlebury charts path to create more affordable housing

Advocates for the low-income population stressed that simply leveraging hotel beds in times of crisis wouldn’t compensate for the area’s lack of affordable housing.

Workforce housing study sees shortage

A new report from the Addison County Community Trust (ACCT) demonstrates strong demand for affordable workforce housing in the county.

Shoreham land eyed for affordable housing

SHOREHAM — This year’s Shoreham Apple Festival will boast more than the usual celebration of fruit, families and fun.The highly anticipated event on Sept. 19 will also invite the public to view and give feedback on the potential for a large piece of town- … (read more)

New report details local housing challenges

MIDDLEBURY — Addison County’s population continues to gray as its school-age population declines, and the ability of this region to get younger is hampered by its the lack of housing stock for low- to moderate-income families.It’s been a common lament in … (read more)

$10M in repairs planned for nine mobile home parks to improve affordable housing

MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Community Trust (ACCT) will soon launch a $2 million effort to install a communal septic system at Middlebury’s Lindale Mobile Home Park in Middlebury.And that’s just a start.The nonprofit ACCT is preparing to make $10 mill … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Ideas to help solve housing crisis

It’s summertime, but the livin’ is not so easy for Addison County residents who face housing insecurity. It’s not easy for employers seeking employees or for young people who want to put down roots. The scarcity and high cost of housing is taking a toll o … (read more)

Vermont affordable housing is hard to find

MIDDLEBURY — Addison County remains one of the most expensive areas for rental housing in a state that a recent national report has ranked as having the 16th most expensive housing wage in the nation. It’s one of those lists where a high ranking isn’t goo … (read more)

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