Vermont needs additional housing of all types. An important piece of the puzzle is the creation of homeownership opportunities for the missing middle—buyers who don't qualify for income-restricted housing programs but can't afford market-rate homes. Philanthropy can help preserve Vermont's high homeownership rate with strategies that target middle income buyers.
In these 3 clips (2-3 minutes each), hear:
Jean Hamilton, Director of ShiftMeals and Statewide Coordinator of Vermont Everyone Eats, explain the powerful impact of aligning economic development and poverty relief initiatives.
Holly Morehouse, Executive Director of Vermont Afterschool, highlight the unique role philanthropy can play in ensuring Vermont's youth have access to the resources they need this summer to begin healing from the pandemic.
Ted Brady, Executive Director of the Vermont League of Cities and Towns and Former Deputy Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, explains how philanthropy helps to direct public funds and support innovative projects.