This is the fund that is used for most of the farmland conservation projects
in VT. There is already a backlog of projects, and this cut also risks the
loss of federal and private matching funds to a number of farmland
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> Subject: Urgent help with VHCB Funding Advocacy
> Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 12:02:53 -0500
> From: Patrick J Wood <[log in to unmask]>
> Reply-To: CDAE -- Graduate Student <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> see note below from Julia at Champlain housing trust
> Can you take a morning to support affordable housing, farms, and
> conserved land, to protect Vermont for future generations? If so, please
> join a citizens' lobby day in Montpelier with the Vermont Housing &
> Conservation Coalition.
> This is an urgent call. This year the governor is proposing a 30% cut in
> funding for housing and conservation. That is not belt-tightening, it is
> a drastic cut. And it?s the wrong direction: we need affordable housing
> and land protection now, not someday.
> You can make a difference by coming to Montpelier on Wednesday, Feb.
> 27th. If you can?t come but are willing to write to your lawmakers, we
> need you too!
> For information or to sign up, contact Julia Curry at the Champlain
> Housing Trust: 660-0637 or [log in to unmask] . THANK YOU.
> Patrick Wood
> [log in to unmask]
> Master's of Science Candidate
> Community Development and Applied Economics(CDAE)
> The University of Vermont
> Cell Phone: (508) 641 8509