Being caught by a storm can be unpleasant. Being caught unprepared by a storm can be much worse. Vermont faces the housing equivalent of a storm and we are, most decidedly, unprepared.

Recent studies show the number of U.S. seniors is growing quickly, but the number of seniors paying more than half their household income on rent and utilities is growing more quickly. The situation is more ominous in Vermont as the median age, cost of living, and taxes on retirees are among the country’s highest.

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