Events calendar


  • Sunday Apr 27

    NLIHC 2014 HOUSING POLICY CONFERENCE

    April 27-30, 2014

    2014MARRIOTT WARDMAN PARK HOTEL, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC

    In addition to speakers, networking opportunities, and an evening reception celebrating the National Low Income Housing Coalition's 40th anniversary, The 2014 Housing Policy Conference will feature a wide range of workshops on today's most critical affordable housing issues. NLIHC has extended the early bird registration rates to folks in VT until Friday, February 28 at 5pm. Please do not register online, instead fill out the paper form, scan it and email it to conference@nlihc.org or mail the form with check to NLIHC, 727 15th Street NW, Washington DC, 20005. Please write "early bird rate-VT" on the form: http://nlihc.org/sites/default/files/2014_NLIHC_Conference_Registration.pdf. More information: http://nlihc.org/sites/default/files/2014_nlihc_conference_registration.pdf.


  • Wednesday Apr 30

    New England Resident Service Coordinator’s 16th Annual Conference

    April 30-May 2, 2014

    Omni Mount Washington, 310 Mount Washington Hotel Road, Bretton Woods, NH

    New Hampshire Housing welcomes attendees of the New England Resident Service Coordinator’s 16th annual conference to New Hampshire’s scenic White Mountain region. We recognize the important role Resident Service Coordinators play in connecting residents of multi-family housing to the services that seniors and adults with disabilities need to maintain their independence, and that families need to gain economic self-sufficiency. Our hope is that during your stay you will receive the training and networking opportunities you need to enhance your skills and continue to provide high-quality services to your residents. We’re pleased to play a role in this event, and we thank you for your attendance and dedication to your work. Dean Christon, Executive Director New Hampshire Housing Registration rates include admission into workshop and keynote sessions, entertainment activities and wellness classes for the days registered. Meals included in Full Registration: Wednesday breakfast, lunch and dinner, Thursday breakfast and lunch, Friday breakfast. Dinner is on your own Thursday evening. Register here: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1414219 More information: 508.863.0020, nerscinc@hotmail.com, http://nerscinc.org.


  • Wednesday Apr 30

    A screening of "The Human Scale" in Burlington

    April 30, 2014

    Main Street Landing Film House, 60 Lake Street, Burlington, VT

    Join the City of Burlington, the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, and the New England Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU New England) for a special screening of an important film making the rounds on the Film Festival circuit. The Human Scale is a documentary film about the work of Danish architect Jan Gehl and how his human-centered approach to urban design is revolutionizing urban places around the world. Special introduction by Burlington Planning Director, David White to introduce the film. Immediately following the film we will hold a Q&A, and follow up with a social hour at the Skinny Pancake. Event sponsors include the City of Burlington, the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, Redstone, Skinny Pancake, Main Street Landing, the Vermont Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and CNU New England. The Human Scale questions our assumptions about modern cities, exploring what happens when we use a people-centered approach as the focus of city design. For 40 years, Danish architect Jan Gehl has systematically studied human behavior in cities. His starting point was an interest in people, more than buildings -- in what he called "Life Between Buildings." What made it exist? Why was it destroyed? How could it be brought back? This led to studies of how people use streets, how we walk, see, rest, meet, interact, etc. Jan Gehl also uses statistics, but based on different questions: How many people pass this street in a 24-hour period? How many are pedestrians, how many are driving cars or bikes? How much street space is each allowed to use? Are our streets performing well for all users? Gehl's early research in Italy helped to transform the planning of Denmark's capital, Copenhagen, for the past 40 years. His ideas inspired the creation of highly walkable streets, the expansion and improvement of cycling infrastructure, and the reorganization of parks, squares, and other public spaces throughout Copenhagen and across the Nordic region. Today, cities like Melbourne, New York, Christchurch, and Somerville are all taking notice of Gehl's work that helped make Copenhagen the world's happiest city. Registration is required. Space is limited. $5.00. More information: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-human-scale-tickets-11263857501.


  • Monday May 19

    Vermont Housing Finance Agency Board Meeting

    May 19, 2014
    8:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Vermont Realtors Association, 148 State Street, Montpelier, VT

    More information: VHFA, bhowley@vhfa.org.

  • Wednesday Nov 19

    2014 Vermont Statewide Housing Conference sponsorship opportunities available

    November 19, 2014

    Hilton, 60 Battery Street, Burlington, VT

    With planning for this year’s Vermont Statewide Housing Conference fully underway, it’s the perfect time to sign on as a sponsor and reap the full promotional value of your investment. The conference will be held Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the Burlington Hilton. This conference brings together a unique mix of housing financers, advocates, developers, planners, tenants and more. In 2012, over 430 people attended the conference, and 95% of those said they’d return again. While our high point was when the HUD Secretary was the keynote speaker in 2010, we are aiming just as high with this year’s invited keynote ensuring that this will be an event not to be missed. We expect to offer conference workshops on state and federal housing policy; housing’s connection to health care; and community development. We also plan to offer the very popular “Housing 101” introductory workshops, which are a great crash course to people new to affordable housing. As usual, all of the details will be made available on the conference’s website which will be launched later this spring. The numerous benefits to sponsoring organizations are listed below. This year we will highlight our exhibitors more than ever, with prize drawings for those who visit each table. Sponsorships of $1,000 or more will give your company a free table to display materials. More information: Maura Collins, VHFA, 802.652.3434.