Increasing Woodstock's Housing Units 1 - Support

Applicant Name

EDC Housing Working Group

Applicant Organization

EDC

Phone Number

802-291-3695

Mailing Address

PO Box 810

Woodstock

VT

05091

Grant Request Summary

The EDC Housing Working Group’s objective is to expand housing supply for the local workforce to grow our local economy. We are proposing two housing initiatives in 2022 and are submitting three grant pre-applications.

EDC Housing Group Support: To provide an expert advisor to support two new EDC housing initiatives and continue to support the Thompson Center’s Homeshare initiative.

The expert advisor will
- Promote three housing initiatives - the Rental Incentive Pilot Program, the ADU Program and the Homeshare Program - and find eligible homeowners
- Work with qualified homeowners to execute the Rental Incentive Pilot Program
- Provide expert assistance to homeowners who are considering building and leasing Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) during the exploratory, feasibility, permitting or operating stages

This position would be a contract role, reporting to the EDC. Expected hours per week may vary, with 10 expected on average.

Project Budget

$25,000+

Desired Grant Amount

$25,000+

Other Funding Sources

No-one, this is not an opportunity for philanthropy

Project Timeframe

Pilot for 12 months in 2022/23

How will this project benefit the economic and community development of Woodstock?

Increasing the number of long term rental units will provide primary homes for local workers and families, and increase # children in Woodstock schools .

Which EDC Working Grouop Objectives does your project best support?

Housing (Expanding housing supply for local workforce)

Other Objectives

Project Collaborations

Woodstock Planning and Zoning and Fire/EMS Chief

Additional Comments

No