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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

 



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!

 



Vermont Agency of Human Services Sponsors Statewide Housing Conference

Posted Oct 22, 2014 at 11:08 am by Brittany Riley

ahs 200x100 jpgA big thank you to Vermont Agency of Human Services 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!

 



Piper Jaffray & Co. sponsors Statewide Housing Conference

Posted Oct 21, 2014 at 12:13 pm by Brittany Riley

piper jpgThanks to Piper Jaffray & Co. 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!

 

 



RuralEdge and Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston sponsor Statewide Housing Conference

Posted Oct 20, 2014 at 12:25 pm by Brittany Riley

rural edge + fhlbbThanks to RuralEdge and Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston 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!

 



Exploring solutions to homelessness in Vermont

Posted Oct 20, 2014 at 10:01 am by Leslie Black-Plumeau

Housing and homelessnessVermont suffered a 9% increase in homelessness last year, according to a new report from Champlain Housing Trust and Housing Vermont. The report digs deeper into the challenges around this issue and offers steps to help solve it.

Another way to learn more about strategies for addressing homelessness in Vermont is to register for the Vermont Statewide Housing Conference on November 19. A morning workshop entitled “Housing People Who Are Homeless” will describe the best practices for integrating people who are homeless into traditional housing settings.



Vermont Community Loan Fund sponsors Statewide Housing Conference

Posted Oct 17, 2014 at 12:47 pm by Brittany Riley

VCLF resizedA big thank you to Vermont Community Loan Fund 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!

 



Kutak Rock LLP and Peoples United Bank sponsor Statewide Housing Conference

Posted Oct 16, 2014 at 12:20 pm by Brittany Riley

kutak + peoplesThank you to Kutak Rock LLP and Peoples United Bank who are both gold sponsors for the 2014 Vermont Statewide Housing Conference.

Haven’t registered to attend the conference yet? Register online now!

 




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