Despite laws banning housing discrimination, Vermont housing analysts say it is an ongoing issue in Vermont and that discrimination is sometimes subtle. In 2014, Vermont Legal Aid released the results of a two-year study it undertook to look at housing discrimination in Vermont. According to Vermont Legal Aid, the testing results demonstrate "preferential treatment toward white testers of U.S. origin without children and without an apparent disability.
The Vermont Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Committee) will convene a public meeting to examine the persistence of housing discrimination in Vermont.What: Briefing of the Vermont Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. When: Monday, August 10, 2015 10:00 a.m. Where: Vermont State House 115 State Street Montpelier, VT 05633-5301
Vermont Legal Aid Housing Discrimination Law Project's Testing Coordinator Marsha Curtis and Staff Attorney Rebecca Plummer will present on the first panel from 10 - 11:15 a.m. along with Karen Richards, Executive Director, Human Rights Commission and Ted Wimpey, Project Director, Fair Housing Project, Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity.