Housing Partnership Committee
The mission of the Burlington Housing Partnership Committee (BHPC) is to consider housing needs in Burlington with particular attention to housing opportunities that are affordable to residents of all income levels and abilities. The Committee shall seek to expand the inventory of decent, safe, affordable housing in Burlington through public and private partnerships, and will make recommendations to the Select Board on steps the Town can take to support the creation of new housing options to address those needs, and to maintain existing affordable housing in Burlington. The Committee will promote the creation and preservation of housing and housing programs that:
- Enable people with incomes below the area median to access an affordable place to live.
- Create and maintain adequate affordable housing in Burlington to meet or exceed the state’s benchmark for 10 percent of the town’s total housing units to be affordable to those with incomes at or below 80 percent of the area median income.
- Promote a diverse, economically vibrant, and welcoming community with housing choices and opportunities free from housing discrimination.
The Burlington Select Board is currently seeking a member of the community to fill a seat on the Housing Partnership Committee. Applicants should have experience or interest in housing, real estate law, finance, or other relevant areas. Homeowners and renters are equally encouraged to apply.
COMING SOON: 23 brand new, affordable apartments at Fourth Avenue in Burlington. With underground parking and membership to Lifetime Fitness included, these units will rent for half of market rate, and are open to people who make 80% or less of median income annually. Please see the info sheet for income limits by household size and the expected rents for the units.
Lottery application will open in March, and the lottery will be held in May.
Housing Needs Assessment
In Burlington, it has become increasingly difficult to find an affordable place to live. Home prices and rents have skyrocketed, young families aren't able to get a toe-hold in the market, we have a wide racial disparity in homeownership, and seniors looking to downsize have little to no options to stay in our community.
The new Burlington Housing Needs Assessment is a comprehensive overview of our town's housing situation. The Housing Partnership Committee is grateful to everyone who joined us for focus groups, our townwide forum last Spring, and/or filled out the online survey to share their housing experiences. If we work together, we can address our town's housing challenges and continue to make Burlington a welcoming and equitable community.
Watch the video below for the 5 Key Findings in the report or read the full report.
- Henry Wu, Secretary
- Toni Ann Natola
- Mike Runyan
- Rita Shah