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Registration open for Vermont Statewide Housing Conference

Posted Sep 16, 2014 at 11:35 am by Leslie Black-Plumeau

 The Vermont Statewide Housing Conference is proud to announce its lineup of 18 workshops, in-depth plenary panel and nationally-acclaimed keynote speaker Barry Zigas. Register online today for this important event!

The biennial housing conference will be held Wednesday, November 19th at the Hilton in Burlington. For conferences in the past, we have reached capacity and had to turn people away, so register today for this wonderful opportunity.

Thanks to the generous sponsors of this event, the cost has remained at its traditional low, early-bird price of just $60 for everyone who registers before October 10th.

By pulling attendees and speakers from all across Vermont and beyond, the conference also provides not-to-be-missed networking opportunities.   After you register, consider nominating an individual whose achievements and service should be recognized by the Housing Hero Award.

VHFA is just one of many partners who come together to plan this. Others include:

  • Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Housing Vermont
  • USDA-Rural Development
  • Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Fair Housing Project (CVOEO)
  • Vermont Realtors®
  • Vermont Mortgage Bankers Association

 



Affordable housing needs and next steps for Chittenden County

Posted Oct 31, 2014 at 12:22 pm by Maura Collins

cctv 10-30-2014VHFA’s Leslie Black-Plumeau and Housing Vermont’s Kenn Sassorossi discussed Chittenden County’s affordable housing needs with CCTV reporter Mike Cohen last night on Channel 17. The live show focused on the ECOS project’s impacts throughout the county to analyze and address the most pressing issues facing county residents.

Watch on-line or on Comcast Cable and Burlington Telecom at the following times:

Friday October 31, 7:00 PM
Tuesday November 4, 3:30 PM
Tuesday November 11, 3:30 PM
Tuesday November 18, 3:30 PM



Countdown to the Conference

Posted Oct 30, 2014 at 11:58 am by Maura Collins

conf_logoWhile Halloween might be filled with witches and ghosts there’s something FAR scarier that’s happening as the clock strikes midnight tomorrow: the conference registration system will close for the upcoming Vermont Statewide Housing Conference. If you haven’t signed up yet you should do it by Friday, October 31st so you have a seat at this popular event! We will be at the Hilton Burlington this year on Wednesday, November 19th and a full agenda with speaker bios, workshop descriptions and more is all available at www.vhfa.org/conference. Go there today to register before it’s too late!

Over 350 people have already registered for this networking and learning opportunity because they know the caliber of the presenters this year is better than ever. With more national subject matter experts than ever before we truly are offering the highest quality housing policy event you can get within a day’s drive all for $75! Register today before this treat turns into just a trick!

 



Otis/Atwell sponsors Statewide Housing Conference

Posted Oct 30, 2014 at 10:00 am by Brittany Riley

OtisAtwell blog jpgThanks to Otis/Atwell who is a platinum sponsor for the 2014 Vermont Statewide Housing Conference.

Haven’t registered to attend the conference yet? Registration closes on October 31st so register today before it’s too late!

 



Neighborworks America and Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity sponsor Statewide Housing Conference

Posted Oct 29, 2014 at 12:54 pm by Brittany Riley

nw and cvoeoThanks to Neighborworks America and Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity who are both gold sponsors for the 2014 Vermont Statewide Housing Conference.

Registration for the conference is open online. Don’t miss Vermont’s largest housing event!

 



National experts head north for Vermont Statewide Housing Conference

Posted Oct 28, 2014 at 1:01 pm by Leslie Black-Plumeau

 Did you know that ten nationally-acclaimed housing leaders will be  traveling to the November 19th Vermont Statewide Housing Conference this year?

These panelists will share their deep understanding of housing and extensive experience at a variety of conference workshops. But unlike larger conferences, Vermont’s provides you with the opportunity to meet and network with these experts at the 4:15-6 pm networking reception.

The entire day costs a low fee of $75, including lunch. Register while you’re thinking about it!

National experts

  • Sheila Crowley, President and CEO, National Low Income Housing Coalition
  • Ann O’Hara, Senior Consultant, Technical Assistance Collaborative
  • Steve Day, Senior Consultant, Technical Assistance Collaborative
  • Sarah Gallagher, New England Program Director, Corporation for Supportive Housing
  • Brenda Clement, Executive Director, Citizens Housing and Planning Association
  • Betsy Crum, Executive Director, Connecticut Housing Coalition
  • Julie Campoli, Urban designer and author, Terra Firma Urban Design
  • Diana Deng, Policy and Communications Analyst, Partnership for Strong Communities
  • Anthony Poore, Senior Community Development Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
  • Barry Zigas, Director of Housing Policy, Consumer Federation of America

 



Vermont State Housing Authority sponsors Statewide Housing Conference

Posted Oct 28, 2014 at 12:26 pm by Brittany Riley

vsha blog jpgThank you to Vermont State Housing Authority who is a platinum sponsor for the 2014 Vermont Statewide Housing Conference.

Registration for the conference is open online. Don’t miss Vermont’s largest housing event!

 



Vermont wins HUD grant for campaign to build inclusive communities

Posted Oct 24, 2014 at 3:44 pm by Leslie Black-Plumeau

Vermont’s Fair Housing Project at CVOEO will begin work with partner organizations to launch a “hearts and minds campaign” about the many advantages to communities of encouraging affordable mixed income housing in locations that are conducive to sound economic development. HUD has announced the award of $125,000 for the project.

Ted Wimpey, Director of the Fair Housing Project, explained that “local businesses need workers and customers and aging populations, people with disabilities, people on fixed incomes and all working people need more affordable homes located closer to work, medical facilities and other services and shopping where transportation will not cost an arm and a leg. It is a win-win proposition for all communities. We hope to be on the forefront of helping promote ways that communities can achieve this.”

VHFA and the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board will be partners working with the Fair Housing Project on this project.



VHFA celebrates Sam Falzone’s decades of commitment to Vermont renters

Posted Oct 24, 2014 at 9:45 am by Leslie Black-Plumeau

sam falzone and groupOn October 1, 1979, a young Sam Falzone started what would become a 35+ year career dedicated to affordable rental housing for lower income Vermonters. Yesterday, VHFA staff celebrated Sam’s past accomplishments and plans for more in the years to come.

Sam Falzone 2014Pictured: Sam Falzone, Adam Bortz, Frank Kochman and Jim Dousevicz in 1979 (upper) and Sam Falzone in 2014 (lower).  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Reznick Group Sponsors Statewide Housing Conference

Posted Oct 24, 2014 at 2:09 am by Brittany Riley

Kohn Reznic 200x100 jpgA big thanks to Reznick Group who is a Diamond sponsor for the 2014 Vermont Statewide Housing Conference.

Registration for the conference is open online. Don’t miss Vermont’s largest housing event!

 



Community National Bank and Cathedral Square Corporation sponsor Statewide Housing Conference

Posted Oct 23, 2014 at 10:55 am by Brittany Riley

csc + cnbThank you Community National Bank and Cathedral Square Corporation who are both gold sponsors for the 2014 Vermont Statewide Housing Conference.

Registration for the conference is open online. Don’t miss Vermont’s largest housing event!

 




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