Lamoille Housing Partnership Makes Statement Regarding Anti-Semitic Acts

To the editor:

“Resident’s Door Defaced with Anti-Semitic Graffiti,” an article published by the Hardwick Gazette recently, addressed an issue of extreme concern affecting residents at Lamoille Housing Partnership affordable rental housing properties and the Hardwick community.

“Lamoille Housing Partnership condemns antisemitism, discrimination, bigotry, racism, and hate speech and actions, whether explicit or implicit, intentional or inadvertent, in the strongest possible terms,” said Lamoille Housing Partnership (LHP) Executive Director, Jim Lovinsky.

LHP is addressing this matter by conducting a thorough internal investigation and working with the Hardwick Police Department on their investigation to ensure the ongoing safety of our residents, to get a clearer scope of the issue at hand to identify what occurred and why it occurred, and how to move forward appropriately.

LHP believes that everyone deserves to live safely, peacefully, and not feel threatened in any way regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, family status, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, receipt of public assistance, gender identity, abuse, sexual assault and stalking, or denial of development permitting based on income of prospective residents.

LHP thanks the Hardwick Police Department for their efforts and concerned faith groups and community members who have contacted us about this serious matter. At this time, we cannot share any further information while the respective investigations are underway.

Kerrie Lohr
Lamoille Housing Partnership