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Posted by: Leslie Black-Plumeau on February 4, 2016 - 11:58am

Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission Executive Director Charlie Baker joined area business leaders this week to discuss the region's growing  jobs-housing imbalance. Although the number of people working in Chittenden County has grown to approximately 99,800, there are 11,300 fewer employees living here than in 2002. 

Check out Baker's presentation for more information.

Posted by: Leslie Black-Plumeau on January 29, 2016 - 11:11am

About 4 percent of Vermont's households move out of the state each year, replaced by about the same number of people moving into Vermont, according to a new study of IRS data from the Public Assets Institute. This new data confirms that younger households are the most likely to move, but that those moving out are replaced by about the same number of young households moving into the state.

Most Vermonters using VHFA's home mortgage programs are young, first-time homebuyers. If you or someone you know has recently moved to Vermont and is looking to buy a home, check out the low interest rate options our programs provide or contact us directly for more information. 

Posted by: Leslie Black-Plumeau on January 26, 2016 - 12:01pm

We have long known that VHFA is a fantastic place to work, and now the secret is out. Vermont Business Magazine named VHFA one of the Best Places to Work in Vermont for 2016

Companies from across the state entered the two-part selection process. The results of an employee survey counted for 75 percent of each nominated company's score. The remaining 25 percent of the score consisted of evaluating each company's workplace policies, practices and demographics. The combined scores placed VHFA firmly among the top "small" companies (with fewer than 150 employees).

Thank you, Vermont Business Magazine!

Posted by: Leslie Black-Plumeau on January 26, 2016 - 10:05am

Yesterday Champlain Housing Trust's (CHT) Executive Director, Brenda Torpy, accepted the Renewal Award at a reception in Des Moines, Iowa. CHT's shared equity, permanently affordable homeownership program and five other innovative programs were selected during a nationwide search for cre­at­ive, grassroots solu­tions to the coun­try’s most press­ing so­cial and eco­nom­ic chal­lenges.

Recognizing the clear benefits of shared equity homeownership for low- and moderate-income Vermonters, VHFA has long supported the state's network of shared equity programs, including CHT's. 

Read more about this prestigious award from Atlantic Media sponsored by Allstate.

Posted by: Leslie Black-Plumeau on January 25, 2016 - 3:23pm

The State of Vermont’s Department of Housing and Community Development is conducting a public hearing in preparation for developing its 2016 HUD Consolidated Plan Action Plan. The purpose of the hearing is to obtain citizens' views about housing, homelessness, public facilities and services, and non-housing community development needs in the state, development of proposed grant activities, and to review past performance of programs included in the plan.

More information about the plan is available on the Department’s website.

The hearing room is handicapped accessible. Accommodations for persons with disabilities, and interpreters to meet the needs of non-English speaking persons will be made available upon request. Requests for accommodations should be directed to Arthur Hamlin at 802-828-3749, or in writing to Arthur Hamlin, Housing Program Coordinator, Vermont DHCD, 1 National Life Drive, Davis Building, 6th Floor, Montpelier, VT 05620 by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. For the Hearing Impaired please call (TTY#) l -800-253-0191.