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Woodstock’s Housing Committee prepares a plan

Woodstock’s Housing Committee prepares a plan

Since the town adopted a moratorium on short-term and transient housing construction this summer, the Housing Committee has been working with the Zoning Revision Committee and others to come up with more opportunities for affordable homes. Committee member Deborah DeWan identified planning consultant Nan Stolzenburg and helped the town secure a grant to retain her services. Stolzenburg will be writing code language to help update the town zoning law.

Woodstock home sharing proposal draws a good deal of interest

Woodstock home sharing proposal draws a good deal of interest

A pilot home share program is generating lots of interest as high rent prices force people out of Woodstock. “There were more people than we expected to come, which was fantastic,” said Deputy Town Supervisor and Councilwoman-elect Maria-Elena Conte, who started the program along with Susan Goldman and Family of Woodstock. 

Woodstock Land Conservancy gets new director

Woodstock Land Conservancy gets new director

After more than six years as executive director of the Woodstock Land Conservancy, Maxanne Resnick is leaving the organization. The week of December 6, she started orienting her replacement, Andy Mossey, who’s been working for the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, the Arkville non-profit where he spent the last three years creating and running a stewardship program to protect a threatened swimming hole and other sites in the region.

Family of Woodstock pilot project matches housing seekers with rooms

Family of Woodstock pilot project matches housing seekers with rooms

A new program is launching to help address a severe lack of affordable housing and keep older residents in their homes. Family of Woodstock has announced a home-share pilot project in Woodstock where, in exchange for reduced rent, people can provide homeowners with house and yard work, transportation, computer help, assistance with other tasks or companionship. The tenants will either live in the home or in accessory apartments on the property.