Oscar Marcos, left, and Ryder Boucher, of Green Mountain Drywall, work on windows at The Village at White River Junction in White River Junction, Vt., on May 9, 2018. The room will be used as a community space. The $27 million project that started in January 2017 will be completed by July 1. (Valley News – Carly Geraci) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to [email protected]

Most of our homes in the greater Upper Valley region are not built or maintained without our residential contractors and developers. There are multiple challenges these stakeholders can face in meeting the region’s housing need, including sufficient capacity and workforce, as well as training on specific techniques and education on local and state regulatory processes. 

We have identified  critical actions that  we recommend  residential contractors and developers  review. These do not include all important  actions. 

Recommended First Landing Areas in the Toolbox:   

  1. Bolster Programs for Safe Homes through Education (Action Area B, Objective 2, Strategy 2
  2. Provide Local Programmatic Support and Contractor Training/Education (Action Area C, Objective 2, Strategy 1
  3. Build Local Developer Capacity (Action Area E, Objective 1)