The Burlington Housing Summit 2019
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For many years, Burlington has faced a housing crisis. Meanwhile, right now, progressive cities around the country are looking to housing policy as a solution to many of our central challenges, and reforming outdated land use policies that increase income inequality, promote sprawl, and drive up rents. Here in Burlington, we can do the same.
We delve into our housing challenges, opportunities, and key policy reforms and emerge from this summit with a list of priority housing initiatives that the administration will spearhead in consultation with the City Council, the Planning Commission, housing stakeholders, and the public in the coming months. Our goal is to deliver draft ordinances for these priority reforms to the City Council for action this fall.
We know that beyond the next few months, there will be more work to do. To this end, the summit also includes space to hear from the community about other ideas we should consider in the future.
We need all of your voices at the Burlington Housing Summit. Together, we can take a step toward a future where housing is a human right and where Burlington is the sustainable, vibrant, affordable, inclusive, and equitable place that we strive to be.