Affordable Housing Crunch, FEMA Rules Hurt Flood Victims

WATERBURY — When it comes to housing damaged by tropical storm Irene, the numbers tell quite a story. But so do the mind-numbing rules and regulations, obstacles and misunderstandings, and twists and turns that displaced Vermonters face as they try to cope with restoring homes or finding new housing. All of that and much more was spelled out to key housing lawmakers in the Vermont House during a marathon session held Monday in Waterbury’s Congregational Church. And to punctuate what they were hearing, Rep. Tom Stevens, a member of the panel, took the General, Housing and Military Affairs committee on lunch and post-meeting tours to see with their own eyes the devastating impact Irene had on his town. Article taken from http://vtdigger.org PDF: Affordable housing crunch, FEMA rules hurt flood victims URL: http://vtdigger.org/2011/10/18/housing/print/

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