- Associated Press - Friday, July 28, 2017

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The city of Montpelier is continuing its efforts to expand affordable housing in Vermont’s capital city.

On Thursday, city officials signed an agreement with Downstreet Housing and Community Development to design and build 30 mixed-income housing units that will be located over the to-be-constructed Montpelier Transit Center, not far from the Statehouse. The design of the transit center is currently underway.

In addition, the city has added or is in the process of adding nearly 60 other apartments, including 18 that will be built in the French Block on Main Street. Construction on the French Block is scheduled to start this fall and be completed in the fall of 2018.

At the Thursday announcement, housing advocates called for continued federal funding for housing programs.

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