Vermont Long Term Disaster Recovery Group

State’s Irene recovery fund winding down major activity, but applications still being accepted and processed

The Vermont Long-Term Disaster Recovery Group, a nonprofit which administers disaster relief funds, is gradually decelerating its disaster relief efforts as more Irene victims find themselves in happier circumstances. The nonprofit, which raises and spends money through the Vermont Disaster Relief Fund, is well known for its Vermont Strong license plate campaign. To date, it […]

Mobile homes razed; officials laud a first step in resolving post-Irene, low-income housing issues

Patterson Park residents stand beside a bonfire being fed with the remains of mobile homes from the park. Photo by Gordon Miller.

Officials first hoped to raise funding and through economies of scale to reduce disposal costs to around $1,500 per unit. But by early fall it was clear even that amount was more than many could afford.

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