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2023 Legislative Wrap-Up

Each year VAHC gathers together the priorities of our 90+ member organizations to identify and articulate our advocacy approach in the Legislative Session. After working with legislators and partners throughout the session, we release a wrap-up that breaks down our accomplishments along with our objectives in the next year. Below are some of those accomplishments with a full break down available here.

S.100 'HOME' Bill

  • Increases the threshold to trigger Act 250 in designated development areas

  • Allows duplex construction as-of-right

  • Eases parking requirement restrictions

  • Removes limits on allowable uses

  • Prohibits municipalities from restricting the placement and operations of emergency shelters


FY 2024 Budget (before veto)

  • VHCB: $21.4 base funding (PTT) plus $50,000,000 ($40M for affordable housing, $10M for emergency shelter and housing for Vermonters experiencing homelessness)

    • Total VHCB Core Mission Work, Including $21.4 PTT: $25.2M

  • VHIP: $10,000,000

  • GA Emergency Housing + Adverse Weather Hybrid: $18,884,610 (DCF)

    • + $7,500,000 in base funding for a total of $26.4M

Future Legislative Action

Bills that remain active and will be taken up in the 2024 are as follows: 

  • H.132 Homelessness Bill of Rights (in House General)

  • H.276 Rental Registry Report (in Senate Economic Development, Housing and General) 

  • H.378 An act relating to the creation of the Office of the Housing Advocate (in House General)


Please visit our new Housing & Homelessness Alliance of Vermont website at!

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