Board Member

Housing Trust of Rutland County
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Organization Description
Housing Trust of Rutland County, Inc. (HTRC) is a 501(c3) that develops and manages affordable housing solutions for residents of Rutland County, Vermont based on the community land trust model, providing perpetual affordability. For over 30 years HTRC has been providing quality affordable housing solutions throughout Rutland County, collaborating with other non-profit service agencies to provide guidance, information, expertise and solutions. HTRC has been recognized for promoting smart growth, innovative solutions, energy efficiency, renewable energy and strong communities. HTRC serves individuals and families with a commitment to equity for all. Currently HTRC provides housing in the following locations in Rutland County: Rutland City, Benson, Fair Haven, Poultney, West Rutland and Brandon; also in Ludlow (Windsor County).
Organization's Approach to Diversity, Equity, Belonging, & Inclusion

Housing Trust of Rutland County (HTRC) has a core mission to provide safe, secure, affordable housing for eligible individuals and families throughout Rutland County regardless of age, race, ethnicity, mental health, physical capabilities, gender identification or sexual orientation.

We acknowledge that inequities exist in our community, we believe we have a responsibility as a non-profit organization to create and contribute to positive systemic change. As such the HTRC staff and Board of Directors have participated in a series of brainstorming sessions answering specific questions around diversity, equity, and inclusion. The purpose of this exercise was to uncover some tangible blind spots around ways we can work on increasing our diversity, improving our equity outcomes and ensuring inclusion in all that we do. As a result of these sessions and consultations with outside experts, HTRC has developed a Diversity Equity and Inclusion Plan (DEI). This plan addresses ways we can be aware of implicit biases and recognize inequities and disparities in our work and our community. HTRC recognizes our DEI work needs to be ongoing. Our Board and Staff are committed to continuing this work and being models through our actions and behaviors in the community.

HTRC is committed to modeling diversity, equity, and inclusion and to maintain an environment with equitable treatment for all. HTRC has set a goal of embedding these values into all that we do. We will demonstrate this commitment in our interactions with residents, applicants and community partners alike.

Board Terms and Term Limits
Board terms are three (3) years; members can serve three (3) consecutive terms. If an individual would like to serve beyond three (3) terms they must step down for one (1) year. HTRC Board of Directors is a combination of community members and residents.
Frequency & Duration of Board Meetings
Meetings are held monthly on the 4th Thursday of the month. Meetings begin at 5:00pm and end at 6:30pm at HTRC’s offices located at 27 Wales Street in Rutland.
Stipends for Board Membership
HTRC does not provide a stipend.
If Interested, Send Letter of Interest to the Following Point of Contact:
Mary Cohen, Executive Director
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