Submitted by Leslie Black-Plumeau on March 23, 2017 - 9:47am
VHFA is ranked again in the top five Best Places to Work among small and medium sized companies across the state by the Vermont Business Magazine. After receiving the honor of the top spot in 2016, VHFA was ranked fourth for 2017. The award was made last night at the DoubleTree Hotel in South Burlington where Governor Phil Scott and hundreds of employees from the 45 companies ranked as finalists gathered.
Many thanks to the dozens of people who participated in our Valentine's Day Photo Contest!
All of your submissions were thoughtful and a happy reminder of what it means to have a home. After much thought and consideration, the winner was eventually narrowed down to Jess Marshall. Check back in May for our Spring/Summer Photo Contest (there will be plenty more to follow!).
Submitted by Leslie Black-Plumeau on November 17, 2016 - 4:14pm
At the biennial Vermont Statewide Housing Conference on November 15, two statewide leaders were honored for their service and achievements. Representative Helen Head received the “Legislative Housing Hero” award for her years of commitment to affordable housing. Head has served as South Burlington’s representative to the Vermont House of Representatives since 2003 and as Chair of the House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs since 2007. She also helped lead Project Home (now HomeShare Vermont) and the Joint Urban Ministries Project (JUMP).
Submitted by Leslie Black-Plumeau on April 1, 2016 - 3:23pm
VHFA was ranked number one Best Place to Work among small and medium sized companies across the state by the Vermont Business Magazine. The award was made last night at the Echo Lake Aquarium and Science Center, where hundreds of employees from the 38 companies ranked as finalists gathered.
Submitted 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.
Submitted by Leslie Black-Plumeau on November 5, 2015 - 9:52am
The American Institute of Architects, in conjunction with HUD, is now accepting entries for the 2016 Housing and Community Design Awards Program. Owners of structures and architects licensed in the United States are invited to submit project designs of any size, budget, or style. Only projects completed after January, 1, 2011 will be considered for the awards. All entries must be submitted electronically before November 20, 2015 at 5:00 pm EST.
Submitted by Leslie Black-Plumeau on September 9, 2015 - 1:58pm
The Algiers Village redevelopment project in Guilford was recently selected as a winner of the national Phoenix Award. This award honors the team of dedicated Vermont partners who led the transformation of a rural village that had fallen into disrepair and become contaminated by petroleum.