Vermont Housing & Conservation Board: A Conspiracy of Good Will
The Vermont Housing & Conservation Board recently released a short film featuring some first hand reports from VHCB beneficiaries from all across the state. Interviews highlight farmers, homeowners, and leaders in Vermont’s nationally known network of non-profit affordable housing and land conservation organizations. More features include:
Interviews with the executive directors of VHCB, Preservation Trust of Vermont, Champlain Housing Trust, Windham & Windsor Housing Trust, The Nature Conservancy of Vermont;
A community celebration at the recently conserved Barre town forest with 60 miles of recreational trails threading through abandoned stone quarries dating to the early days of the granite industry;
A new food co-op constructed in downtown Brattleboro with affordable housing on the upper stories that recycles heat thrown off by the co-op refrigeration units to heat the apartments;
Dairy farmer Guy Choiniere talks about the benefits of conserving farmland and his success working with the VHCB Farm & Forest Viability Program on a business plan for his operation;
How the Montpelier Senior Center recovered after a fire to become the site of new apartments for seniors and persons with disabilities.
Learn more about this award-winning state funding agency established in 1987 by watching the full film posted below: