Past events from 2019!

January 29, 2019 | Housing Needs Summit

Do you understand affordable housing in your community? What signs indicate need? What factors determine project development? Affordable housing is a nuanced issue requiring careful consideration of many aspects that give scope to it.

In 2018, LHP, the Lamoille County Planning Commission and Stowe Land Trust partnered with Doug Kennedy Advisors to survey Lamoille County and the Town of Hardwick to produce the “Lamoille Housing Needs & Assessment Study.” The report findings illustrated the overall need for housing in the Lamoille region. The comprehensive study includes assessment of factors such as the economy, supply and financial characteristics, demographics, market trends, supply and demand analysis, and the findings’ recommendations.

Lamoille Housing Partnership, the Lamoille County Planning Commission, and The Stowe Land Trust partnered to host the Housing Needs Summit on January 29th, 2019, a forum and panel discussion based on a 2018 comprehensive study of the Lamoille Valley’s housing landscape.  

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April 13, 2019 | Lamoille Housing Partnership Benefit

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A note of thanks…

From all of us at Lamoille Housing Partnership, we’d like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all who sponsored, supported, and attended the Lamoille Housing Partnership Benefit on April 13th at The Rusty Nail!

Collectively, over $4,000 was raised to benefit our mission to create and preserve affordable homes and apartments for our lower and moderate income community members in Lamoille County and Hardwick! This could not have been achieved without the generous sponsorship support from The Rusty Nail, Tres Amigos, Reinhart FoodService Burlington, The Alchemist and Salon Ruelle, as well as the multitude of wonderful silent auction prizes generously donated by over 30 local businesses.

Lastly, we so appreciate the public’s support of the Lamoille Housing Partnership Benefit – your support is critical to the enduring success of our organization, and directly enables Lamoille Housing Partnership to continue our 28 year legacy of supporting our communities by developing affordable homes and apartments in the Lamoille region for families, the local workforce, older and disabled Vermonters, veterans and the formerly homeless.

Cheers to you all, thank you for making our benefit for affordable housing a huge success!

With gratitude,

Jim, Susan and Kerrie | Lamoille Housing Partnership

Huge thank you to our silent auction supporters!

Grant Wieler Photography | Evan Chismark Art x Ranch Camp | The Hobble Inn | | Green Envy | Laughing Moon Chocolates | Salon Salon | Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center | Stoweflake Resort & Spa | Kingdom Trails | Burke Mountain Resort | Vermont Dog Training | Sequist Animal Hospital | Rock Art Brewery | Stowe Fabric & Yarn | Café on Main | The Scale House | Stash n’ Stowe | McCarthy’s Restaurant | Darn Tough Vermont | Michael’s on the Hill | Salon Ruelle | Stowe Bowl | Doc Ponds | Nesting Turtle Healing Art | Stowe Hardware & Dry Goods | Green Mountain Inn | Smugglers’ Notch Resort | Green Mountain Crossfit | Bob Malbon Photography | Casella Waste Systems | The Alchemist | Katharine Arnold | The Reservoir Bar & Taproom | The Bench | Tres Amigos Mexican Restaurant

Scroll through the photos from the Lamoille Housing Partnership Benefit!

May 1, 2019 | Housing Solutions Summit

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Lamoille Housing Partnership (LHP) and the Lamoille County Planning Commission (LCPC) hosted the Housing Solutions Summit, a discussion-based forum that gathered local community leaders, decision makers and members of the public to discuss and propose locally focused, collaborative, actionable solutions to the Lamoille region’s housing opportunities and challenges. 

“In response to the outcomes and feedback of the previous Housing Needs Summit, LHP and LCPC felt the next step was to reconvene (previous Summit) attendees and members of the public to facilitate discussions critical to addressing Lamoille communities’ diverse housing needs,” explains Lamoille Housing Partnership Executive Director, Jim Lovinsky.  

To that end, LHP’s and LCPC’s shared goal of the Housing Solution Summit was to address some of the key points of discussion from panelists at the previous Housing Needs Summit, held in January…

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September 7, 2019 | 2nd Annual Harvest for Housing


Lamoille Housing Partnership would like to express a heartfelt THANK YOU and hearty cheers to ALL who helped make our 2nd annual Harvest for Housing benefit dinner a success!

This past Saturday, Lamoille Housing Partnership’s friends, supporters and colleagues gathered under a big tent in Johnson's Legion Field for our annual meeting, followed by the Harvest for Housing benefit dinner. After the meeting adjourned, community members joined us for a delicious woodfired pizza dinner and evening of live music! 100% of proceeds collected benefit Lamoille Housing Partnership's mission to create and preserve affordable housing for low and moderate income families, workers, aging and disabled Vermonters, veterans and the formerly homeless who reside in Lamoille County and Hardwick.

After the meeting adjourned, supporters, friends and colleagues joined us for a delicious wood fired pizza dinner and evening of live music!

Catering the dinner were Blair and Sophie of Elmore Mountain Bread, with a helping hand from Jeff – the trio generously cooked a plethora of pizzas in Johnson's Community Oven; we cannot thank you enough! A mountain of summer produce was generously provided by local farmers and food producers who rallied to our cause, including Elmore Mountain Bread, Naked Acre Farm, Foote Brook Farm, Vermont Salumi, Black River Produce, Pete’s Greens, and Firetower Pizza; thank you! Thank you to the anonymous donor who supplied firewood for the oven – your generosity kept the oven blazing on!

The dessert table was stocked with something for all tastes, thanks to our friends Lindsay, Jen, and David who baked amazing cookies and brownies, which were complemented by sweet treats donated by Hannaford’s (thanks, Ashley!) Ice cream was provided by a secret donor and scooped by our board members Stef and Robyn – thanks, ladies!

A special shout out and thank you goes to Genica of Home Front Gardens for the gorgeous bouquets of flowers she generously provided for each dinner table – the beauty of her bounty brightened the tent on an otherwise drizzly September evening! Thank you also goes out to Lamoille Soil Waste Warrior, Andrea, who helped attendees properly dispose of food waste, recycling, and trash.

The Dale & Darcy Trio's fun, joyful, toe tapping bluegrass and Irish tunes filled the tent with a beautiful buzz - rock on! A fantastic raffle closed out the evening, featuring prizes from many generous local restaurants and retail stores – thank you to all who donated, and thanks very much to our board member, Cheryl, for helping to sell raffle tickets!

We owe a huge thanks to our pals Roland from WLVB, Kyle from Johnson Works, and Doug at The Xpress in helping us spread the word about Harvest for Housing, and to Ray at Great Big Graphics who crafted Harvest for Housing's eye catching print and digital graphics.

Finally, we'd like to express our gratitude to the Town of Johnson for allowing us to host Harvest for Housing at Legion Field and use the Community Oven and portalets, Brian for helping guide our permitting questions, our OUTSTANDING sponsors for their generous financial support of this event, the folks who showed up to make it happen for housing in Lamoille County and Hardwick, AND anyone else we inadvertently forgot to mention!

One last note of recognition goes to our Executive Director, Jim, our Finance Manager, Susan, our Communications Manager’s husband, Alex. Their endless support, patience, flexibility, and assistance were essential to the planning and execution of this fun and important event!

As we reflect on our 2nd annual Harvest for Housing, the theme that shines brightest and resonates most deeply is the power of people coming together with a shared cause to make something awesome happen. This same theme aligns with Lamoille Housing Partnership's accomplishments in our communities, and drives the success of our mission of supporting our low and moderate income neighbors with the comfort of safe, stable, affordable homes. For the past 28 years, we've been able to build a legacy of developing affordable homes and apartments for our housing insecure neighbors, all because of the collective support and generosity we receive from our partners, friends and neighbors.

Thank you so very much for this continued reservoir of support both for Harvest for Housing, and more importantly, our greater mission – we are grateful to have you as advocates and allies of Lamoille Housing Partnership!


Team LHP: Jim Lovinsky, Susan Sinnott, and Kerrie Lohr

Check out the photo gallery below for a taste of our 2nd annual Harvest for Housing, and scroll down to see a full list of our sponsors and raffle supporting businesses!



The Alchemist | Alpine Snowguards | Casella | CCS Constructors Inc. | G.W. Tatro Construction Inc. | Lamoille Region Chamber of Commerce | Manufacturing Solutions Inc. | Morrisville Rotary | NorthCountry Federal Credit Union | Sterling Home Inspection


The Bateman Group at Pall Spera | Christian C. Carey Architects | Lamoille Valley Insurance | Lussier Barn Builders | Polow & Polow PLLC


The Bench | Black Diamond Barbeque | The Charlmont Restaurant | Chuck’s Bikes | Commodities Natural Food Store | Country Store on Main | El Toro | Harrison's Restaurant | Fred’s Energy | Fork and Gavel | Galaxy Bookshop | Lamoille Valley Bike Tours | LRSWMD | Moog's Place | North Country Cakes | Plate | Power Play Sports | Stowehof | Stowe Bowl | Stowe Golf Park | Stowe Street Cafe | Stowe Sweets | Sushi Yoshi