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Vermont's rental housing crisis: the tenants' view

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Anna Ste. Marie
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Vermont Public
This hour, renters discuss how hard it is to find available, affordable places to live.

Finding affordable, well-maintained rental housing is nearly impossible in some parts of Vermont. And some tenants who have managed to find rental houses or apartments are experiencing rent hikes or even eviction notices, as landlords look to recoup losses sustained during the eviction moratorium enacted during the COVID pandemic.

Over the course of two shows, Vermont Edition will explore the rental housing crisis. This hour, we'll focus on tenants and the challenges they say they're facing.

Our guests are:

Broadcast live at noon on Thursday, July 28, 2022; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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Connor Cyrus joined Vermont Public as host and senior producer in March 2021. He was a morning reporter at WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island. A graduate of Lyndon State College (now Northern Vermont University), he started his reporting career as an intern at WPTZ, later working for WAGM in Presque Isle, Maine, and WCAX Channel 3, where he covered a broad range of stories from Vermont’s dairy industry to the nurses’ strikes at UVM Medical Center. He’s passionate about journalism’s ability to shed light on complex or difficult topics, as well as giving voice to underrepresented communities.
Tedra joined Vermont Public as a producer for Vermont Edition in January 2022. Before moving to Vermont, she was a journalist in New York City for 20 years. She has a master’s degree in journalism from New York University.