The Land Access and Opportunity Board ("the Board") was created under Section 22 of Act 182 of 2022 to engage with Vermont organizations working on housing equity and land access "to recommend new opportunities and improve access to woodlands, farmland, and land and home ownership for Vermonters from historically marginalized or disadvantaged communities who continue to face barriers to land and home ownership."
By January 15, 2023, the Land Access and Opportunity Board is directed to deliver a “Sunrise Report” to the Vermont General Assembly addressing legal, constitutional, and governance questions relevant to the functions of the Board, including grant making and how to fund, organize, and structure the Board as a permanent instrumentality of the State of Vermont. Initial funding for the Board is limited to meetings in SFY2023 for the purpose of delivering the Sunrise Report and any subsequent engagement with the General Assembly and other stakeholders.
Under the Act, the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board ("VHCB") is directed to provide administrative and fiscal support to the Land Access and Opportunity Board.
Land Access and Opportunity Board Terms of Reference, amended 11/22/2022
Land Access and Opportunity Board - Priority Objectives (working draft) 11/21/2022
New Programs Aim to Change Vermont’s Dismal BIPOC Homeownership Rates, Seven Days, 11/30/2022, by Courney Lamdin
- Monday, December 5, 5:30-7:00 p.m. - Agenda
- Monday, December 19, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
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Meeting Agendas and Minutes
Xusana Davis, State Office of Racial Equity
Rich Holschuh (alternate); Jon Bosley (alternate), Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs
Naomi Moody; Amber Arnold (alternate), Vermont branches of the NAACP
Pastor Arnold Thomas, Pastor Mark Hughes, Vermont Racial Justice Alliance
Ana Mejia; Liv Peña, Liberation Ecosystem
Jess Laporte, Vermont Every Town Project; Community Resilience Organizations
Lynn Stanley, National Association of Social Workers, Vermont
Raheemah Madany, Pride Center of Vermont
Pacifique Nsengiyumva, U.S. Committee for Refugees & Immigrants,Vermont
Kirsten Murphy, Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council
Karim Champman (interim), Vermont Psychiatric Survivors
Samantha Langevin, Ana Mejia (alternate), Liv Peña (alternate), Liberation Ecosystem/Vermont RELEAF Collective