The Housing Committee was created in July 2020. It advises the Selectboard, the Planning Commission, the Development Review Board, and Town Staff on the housing needs of the Town of Richmond. The Housing Committee is responsible for gathering the community’s demographic information and housing data, generating housing-policy related ideas and concepts, ensuring that housing is made available for all protected classes—including race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, family status, marital status, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, receipt of public assistance, as well as abuse, sexual assault, or stalking victims—and educating the community on housing-related issues. This committee provides recommendations to the Planning Commission Selectboard, Development Review Board, and Town Staff on methods to alleviate housing-related issues and advance the Housing goals of the Town Plan.
Additional information on the work and goals of the Housing Committee can be found in the Committee Charge.
Housing Committee Members
Sarah Heim (Chair)
Connie van Eeghen (Clerk)
Virginia Clarke (Planning Commission Representative)
Mark Fausel (Planning Commission Representative) (Alternate member)
Jackie Pichette (Alternate Member)
Future Housing Committee Meetings