Act 188 Rental Housing Advisory Board


Charge of the Board

The Rental Housing Advisory Board was created in 2018 by Act 188 – An act relating to improving rental housing safety. The 11-member Board includes representation from Landlords, Tenants, Municipalities, and members of the public and receives staffing support from the Department of Housing and Community Development. The Board is to act as an advisory group to the Governor, General Assembly, the Vermont Housing Council, and appropriate State agencies on issues related to rental housing statutes, policies, and regulations.

In addition to this ongoing advisory role, on or before January 15, 2019 the Board shall submit to the General Assembly potential legislation or policy changes to better support decent, safe, and sanitary rental housing.

Meeting Schedule for January 2019 Recommendations

The Act 188 Rental Housing Advisory Board will conduct monthly meetings from July 2018 through November 2018 to craft the requested recommendations called for in Act 188. Meetings are open to public observation and include a period for public comment. If you are interested in attending a meeting of the Advisory Board, please contact Shaun Gilpin - contact info listed below.

Meeting Location:

Calvin Coolidge Conference Room
One National Life Drive
Deane C. Davis Building, 6th Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620-0501

Scheduled Metings:

July 31, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

August 28, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

September 25, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

October 30, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

November 27, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

January 3, 2019. 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Background Materials

The following materials have been provided to Advisory Board members to inform the January 2019 recommendations.

Meeting Materials and Progress Reports

Materials provided to the Advisory Board prior to meetings will be posted below. Resulting meeting minutes are expected to be posted within five business days of the meeting date. The Advisory Board is required to provide two progress reports to the Legislature, which will also be posted as available. 

July 31

​August 28

September 1 Progress Report

September 25

October 30

November 5 Public Outreach Meeting Notes

November 15 Progress Report

November 27

January 2019 Recommendations

Contact Us

Shaun Gilpin, Housing Policy Specialist

One National Life Drive
Deane C. Davis Building, 6th Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620-0501

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