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CityPlace partnership could create union jobs, affordable housing

Published: Sep. 21, 2020 at 6:18 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 21, 2020 at 7:11 PM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - A partnership is in the works to create union jobs and affordable housing for the Burlington CityPlace project.

The Vermont AFL-CIO is pursuing a partnership with Devonwood, the developer behind the project in the Queen City.

The goal is to get what’s called Housing Investment Trust funding, pending approval from the federal government.

We’re told that would guarantee all construction jobs on the CityPlace project be union jobs, which would be hundreds of people.

The union also says 89 of the units built would be affordable housing units.

Our Celine McArthur spoke with the president of the Vermont ALF-CIO about the partnership and what it would mean. Watch the video for the full interview.

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