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  • Tenant Weatherization Protection Pitch 2022

See the Q&A session about this pitch at the EAN Summit on Youtube here:  https://youtu.be/PzaZS7va9-M

Summary

According to 2020 data, there were 76,411 renter households in Vermont, projected to rise to 77,021 by 2025 in a state with 262,767, 29.1% of households. 74% of households who rent have incomes under Vermont’s median household income. 65% (49,829) of households who rent make under 80% of this threshold. Tenants cannot choose to weatherize their homes, as major structural changes are a decision only a landlord can make. Therefore we propose to start an initiative to investigate and implement policies that will both:

  • give tenants more power to ensure they have more comfortable, more affordable, and more efficient rental housing, and
  • incentivize landlords to utilize weatherization programs available including investigating capping tenant heating bills for un-weatherized properties.

Presented by

  • Tom Proctor, Rights & Democracy
  • Middlebury College
  • Conservation Law Foundation
  • Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission
  • Tenant representatives: James Strain, Bridget Mientka, Zoe Silverman, Sarah Sciotino, and Zoe Potter

Contact EAN

  • Jared Duval

    Jared Duval

    Executive Director
    802‑829‑7421   jduval@eanvt.org
  • Cara Robechek

    Cara Robechek

    Deputy Dir. & Network Manager
    802-552-8450   cara@eanvt.org
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