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Chittenden County Housing Location Dissonance Study

3.2 MB
Year:
2024
Theme:
Housing, Survey, Transportation
Description:
The main objectives of this research study were to better understand housing location preferences in Chittenden County, Vermont and how well current housing arrangements meet the needs and preferences of current residents. Housing preferences were evaluated and how well they are satisfied by measuring the amount of dissonance in residents’ current housing location and various attributes of their housing and community. This study also focused on understanding the potential impacts of Autonomous Vehicles (AVs), Electric Vehicles (EVs), and the burgeoning trend of remote work on individuals' housing location choices and travel behavior.
Consultant:
University of Vermont, University of Vermont Transportation Research Center
Geography:
Chittenden County

Hinesburg Housing Needs Assessment 2023

12.7 MB
Year:
2023
Theme:
Housing
Description:
CCRPC updated Hinesburg’s 2017 Housing Needs Assessment by revising demographic and housing stock data, conducting outreach to for-profit and non-profit developers in Hinesburg, and reframing the document around new recommendations to address current and projected housing needs.
Consultant:
CCRPC Staff
Geography:
Hinesburg

Williston Housing Needs Summary 2022

7.2 MB
Year:
2023
Theme:
Housing
Description:
CCRPC assisted the Town of Williston and Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) in conducting a Housing Needs Assessment to help define goals for housing development across all parts of housing market and recommend housing-supportive bylaw changes.
Consultant:
Vermont Housing Finance Agency
Geography:
Williston

Burlington South End Multimodal Center Feasibility Study

7 MB
Year:
2022
Theme:
Housing, Parking, Transit, wastewater, zoning
Description:
The City of Burlington has been exploring the possibility of establishing a multimodal transportation facility in the City’s South End for over twenty years. The Burlington South End Multimodal Center Feasibility Study examined the feasibility of a transit center and potential housing at 68 Sears Lane in Burlington, investigated site layout options that tie together the planned uses on both parcels, developed conceptual construction cost estimates, identified potential funding streams for the project, and facilitated stakeholder outreach.
Consultant:
VHB
Geography:
Burlington

Homes for People, Not Cars — CarShare VT

429.6 kB
Year:
2020
Theme:
car-sharing, Housing, Land Use, TDM, Transportation
Description:
It’s not often that carsharing is seen as a potential solution for concerns about increasing housing cost burdens. Hidden vehicle and parking costs can contribute to an overall higher cost of living--housing and transportation. This report highlights the role that transportation and parking costs play in housing affordability and describes the role of CarShare VT in changes to Burlington’s development ordinances and new directions for the organization.
Consultant:
CarShare Vermont
Geography:
Burlington

Essex Land Use Regulation Housing Audit

1.5 MB
Year:
2018
Theme:
Housing, Land Use, Municipal Planning
Description:
This report includes a variety of recommendations for the Town of Essex Zoning Regulations to eliminate barriers to affordable housing. Some of these recommendations are broad in scope while others are simple housekeeping changes. The broader recommendations go beyond a text edit in the zoning regulations and, while complex, may produce a more beneficial result than the minor housekeeping recommendations. The broader recommendations should be considered within the context of a housing needs assessment, and perhaps by a housing committee if and when established. This report should also help as a guide when implementing changes from the Town Center visioning work.
Consultant:
(none)
Geography:
Essex

ECOS 2013 Fair Housing & Equity Assessment

2.9 MB
Year:
2014
Theme:
Housing
Description:
This Fair Housing and Equity Assessment examines the impact of state, local, and regional policies, procedures, and practices on the availability of fair and affordable housing for all people in the county. It also analyzes the impact of private-sector policies and rules. The goal is to identify actions, decisions, policies or omissions that have the effect of restricting housing choice based on one’s membership in a protected class as defined by the federal Fair Housing Act (as amended) or Vermont state statute.
Consultant:
(none)
Geography:
Chittenden County

ECOS Housing Needs Assessment

3.8 MB
Year:
2012
Theme:
Housing
Description:
Chittenden County’s housing stock is dominated by older owner occupied homes. Its largely white population is becoming older, its households are becoming smaller, and the small number of non-white residents is growing. These demographic shifts, coupled with a rising demand for rental housing, new options for improving home energy efficiency and a growing urgency to address housing and transportation cost burdens among residents create a unique opportunity for the region. Planning today can help this become a region in which housing is fair, and residential buildings and neighborhoods are located and designed with the health of occupants and the sustainability of the greater community in mind.
Consultant:
(none)
Geography:
Chittenden County

Fair Housing & Land Use Planning & Regulation in Chittenden County, Vermont

235.5 kB
Year:
2008
Theme:
Economic/Finance, Housing, Land Use, Population
Description:
Fair housing laws are intended to ensure that people have equal access to housing that meets their needs. These laws prevent housing discrimination and enable the people who experience it to seek redress for the wrong done to them. Fair housing laws also protect all property owners and residents from being victimized by destructive discriminatory practices (such as steering potential residents to certain neighborhoods) that all-too-often diminish property values and destroy communities.
Consultant:
(none)
Geography:
Chittenden County

Housing Targets Task Force ~ Recommended Housing Targets Report

142.5 kB
Year:
2004
Theme:
Economic/Finance, Housing, Land Use, Population
Description:
In 2001, the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission invited housing experts and business and community leaders to serve on the Chittenden County Housing Task Force (2001 Task Force) to identify strategies to address this crisis. It was found that the major cause of the County housing crisis is the failure of the supply of housing to keep pace with the housing demand resulting from the County expanding economy. This group also recommended that CCRPC assemble representatives of its 19 municipalities in order to build greater regional collaboration in addressing housing shortages.
Consultant:
(none)
Geography:
Chittenden County