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.
The school closures, quarantines, cancellations, and social distancing during the pandemic created stress and isolation for people of all ages, but put unique pressure on youth. Philanthropy has already stepped up to the plate to help with many recovery efforts for Vermont children and teens, but the challenge is far from over and it's important to keep the momentum going. Here are three ways funders can help.