Mad River Valley Affordable Housing Talk Series

The provision of safe, stable, affordable housing is a key component of a healthy community. Currently, the supply of affordable housing in the Mad River Valley does not meet the demand. Creating more affordable housing options is a crucial part of keeping our community diverse and intact, allowing all to find or keep their home in this special place.

The MRV Housing Coalition hosted a FREE 5-week virtual talk series from Sept. 30th – October 28th, 2020 in collaboration with the MRV Planning District and AARP-Vermont. Approximately 30 community members attended each session, exploring the housing deficit in the MRV and learning about solutions from local and national field experts.  Thank you to all that participated in the discussion, asked questions, and shared their thoughts.

Please find below details of each session, presentation slides, and video recordings.

Presentation series poster.

MRV Housing Gap, Sept. 30

Presentation of data describing current housing realities in the Mad River Valley, based on the 2020 Mad River Valley Housing Demand & Market Analysis completed by Doug Kennedy Advisors. 

Smart Growth in Small Towns, Oct. 7

Developing economically prosperous, socially equitable, and environmentally sustainable communities in rural Vermont.

Creating Subsidized Housing in Vermont, Oct. 14

Exploring the process for creating and funding subsidized housing in the Mad River Valley.

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), Oct. 21

Increasing affordable housing options in the Mad River Valley through small scale solutions with big impacts.

Housing Trust Funds, Oct. 28

Creating opportunities for affordable housing through Housing Trust Funds. 

Co-hosted by the Mad River Valley Housing Coalition, Mad River Valley Planning District, and AARP-Vermont Co-hosted by the Mad River Valley Housing Coalition, Mad River Valley Planning District, and AARP-Vermont

For more information and to get involved with the Mad River Valley Housing Coalition:
  • Contact MRVHousing@madriver.com for questions, suggestions, and membership
  • Visit the MRV Housing Coalition web page for past initiatives, bylaws, and meeting minutes/agendas
  • Visit the MRV Housing Coalition Facebook page for local and regional housing news, Coalition activities, and more