Cara Philbin and Cynthia Prairie

A hollowed community?

A hollowed community?

The growth of unhosted short-term rentals is creating a shortage of available housing, driving housing prices out of reach, and siphoning off volunteers who have been the backbone of town boards and organizations

Housing in the rural central tier of southern Vermont always has been dependent upon single-family homes. Apartment complexes are rare in most villages.

Instead, most residents in southern Vermont have found housing in single-family homes to purchase and apartments to rent in repurposed larger homes or other buildings.

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