Submitted by Will White on April 27, 2017 - 11:08am
The At-Risk Children grant is open to social service providers, community centers, afterschool programs, refugee services organizations, shelters, low income housing programs, Head Start programs, early childhood education programs, and a wide range other groups throughout Vermont and New Hampshire that serve low-income or at-risk infants and children up to age 12 (or a portion of that age range).
The application deadline is May 15, 2017 for programming that will take place in the Fall of 2017.
Submitted by Leslie Black-Plumeau on April 18, 2017 - 9:41am
On Monday, April 17, the Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) Board of Commissioners committed federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) and Vermont Affordable Housing Credits that will provide almost $37 million in upfront equity to construct and renovate housing for low-income Vermonters over the next several years. The $2.5 million in ten-year federal capped credits, $610,000 in ten-year federal u
Submitted by Leslie Black-Plumeau on April 12, 2017 - 3:22pm
Housing developers, business leaders, smart growth policy experts and poverty advocates joined together to support the passage of a $35 million housing bond this afternoon at a press conference at Vermont’s State House in Montpelier.
Recommended in Governor Scott's budget proposal, the housing bond would address a significant need for affordable housing in Vermont, help to alleviate homelessness, house the workforce, and provide expanded homeownership opportunities for Vermonters.
Submitted by Leslie Black-Plumeau on April 4, 2017 - 9:39am
Governor Phil Scott joined Congressman Peter Welch, Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger and many other supporters to celebrate the opening of 14 new apartments for people facing homelessness and a newly rebuilt Daystation and Housing Resource Center. The Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) will oversee the apartments and operate the Daystation and Housing Resource Center, all of which are located at 95 North Avenue in Burlington’s Old North End neighborhood.
Submitted by Leslie Black-Plumeau on March 30, 2017 - 2:40pm
Please join VHFA and other housing leaders in celebrating April as Fair Housing Month! To honor the importance of Fair Housing activities in Vermont, all are welcome to the State House on Tuesday, April 4th where there will be information in the Card Room all day as well as fair housing experts on hand to answer questions or discuss recent initiatives. At 10 am there will be a reading of a Concurrent Resolution endorsing April as Fair Housing month.
Submitted by Leslie Black-Plumeau on February 22, 2017 - 3:30pm
The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is seeking input from the business community about their experiences with permitting and environmental regulation in Vermont. Please share your insights at one of the "listening tour" meetings the Agency is holding over the next two weeks at locations around the state.
Submitted by Leslie Black-Plumeau on February 7, 2017 - 8:52am
As a part of the ongoing Roadmap to End Homelessness work that VHFA has partially funded through a partnership with the Agency of Human Services, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board and many others, national experts on Supportive Housing will be in Vermont next week to provide a training on best practices.
Housing developers, managers, and advocates are strongly encouraged to attend to learn about the most successful ways of creating affordable housing with necessary supportive services to increase households’ success in living independently after homelessness.
Submitted by Leslie Black-Plumeau on February 3, 2017 - 2:57pm
Applications for the 2017 round of federal capped (9%) Low-Income Housing Tax Credits and Vermont State Housing Credits are due to VHFA by Friday, February 10, 2017. Housing credits are the largest source of funding in Vermont for building and renovating affordable rental housing.
Submitted by Leslie Black-Plumeau on January 24, 2017 - 1:14pm
Twin Pines Housing Trust is offering a "Secrets of Homebuying Workshop" on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Participants will learn how to apply for a mortgage with special financing, closing costs, work with a realtor, budgeting, credit and homeowners insurance. Fee is $65 per household.