VHCB Awards $5.2 Million for housing and to Conserve Land

Source: Vermont Biz

 

 

The Vermont Housing and Conservation Board (VHCB) celebrated 30 years of grant making at an event at Shelburne Farms, then held a Board meeting two days later, making grants totaling almost $5.2 million to support major affordable housing developments in four communities and to protect farmland in Franklin and Caledonia Counties.

The 30th anniversary celebration at Shelburne Farms, attended by nearly 300 people, highlighted VHCB’s partnerships with dozens of organizations and communities resulting in protection of 265,000 acres of working forests, recreational lands, and natural areas; conservation of 162,000 acres of farmland; development of 12,500 units of affordable housing; restoration of 67 historic properties for community use; lead paint abatement in 2,500 homes; and business planning assistance to 550 farm and forestland owners.

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