Where should affordable housing go in Norwich?

The question of how to foster more affordable housing in a high-cost community like Norwich isn't easy to answer, but it's important to try. 

Here are two ways residents can do just that.

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-- Pam Mullen highlighted one of them on the listserv this morning: "On Tuesday, August 7, at 7 p.m., there will be two guest speakers coming to Tracy Hall to share their knowledge of this important topic: Martin Hahn, Housing Director for the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board, and Andrew Winters, Executive Director of the Twin Pines Housing Trust."

That's Tuesday, Aug. 7 -- as in tonight!

-- If you've already got plans, there's always the town survey. When John Pepper last updated the list a week ago, the town had 300 surveys in hand -- which means a lot of folks in town have not yet weighed in on the community's future. At least 6 of its 33 questions relate to affordable housing.

Here's one:

If affordable housing is developed where should it be constructed?

  • Anywhere in town
  • In Rural Residential areas
  • In the Village Residential areas
  • In Commercial areas on Rt. 5 South
  • In mixed-use areas

    What do you think?

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