Company-operated worker housing was a ‘thing’ back in the heyday of Burlington/Winooski area mills. Now it’s returning as large employers like UVMMC are struggling to find workers due to the housing shortage.
With a heavy emphasis on housing low-income and homeless Vermonters, a state housing board has allocated $32 million in government funds.
The pandemic brought with it “Covid refugees” with a strong desire to escape the uncomfortably crowded, but locked-down cities. It’s just one of the reasons for the trend towards short-term rentals.