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Vermont Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program survey

1 keyThe Vermont Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program, administered by the state Office of Economic Opportunity, provides a blend of state and federal (HUD) funding in all regions of the state for homeless shelters as well as non-profit programs engaged in work t

Vermont lawmakers urged to prevent homelessness through rental subsidies

VT Section 8 vouchersAt Thursday’s vigil on the Statehouse steps and joint legislative hearing on homelessness,  Vermonters who have experienced homelessness and service providers  were among the voices urging lawmakers to consider long-term solution

Vermont Coalition to End Homelessness - Point In Time Count Training

end homelessness picThe next Point-In-Time (PIT) count of Vermont’s homeless population is taking place later this month on January 29-30, 2014.

How has the American Community Survey helped you?

The Census Project is compiling examples of what American Community Survey (ACS) data mean to you and your organization.   Last month, the U.S.

"Solidarity Sleep Out" for homeless youth

A group of business and community leaders will spend the night of March 29th sleeping outdoors, on the grounds of the Burlington Unitarian Church.   Run by Spectrum Youth and Family Services, the sleep out is intended to help raise awareness of youth

VHFA opposes South Burlington's interim zoning proposal

Today VHFA submitted comments to the South Burlington City Council in response to their consideration of a proposed Interim Zoning ordinance.

Eldridge highlights elderly's housing needs

Nancy Eldridge

According to Nancy Eldridge, Executive Director of Vermont's Cathedral Square Corporation, programs that combine funding sources and care management approaches can provide cost effective, compassionate, and sustainable housing and care for low-income elderly people.    

VHFA’s Sarah Carpenter attends White House convening on affordable housing

On October 12, VHFA’s executive director, Sarah Carpenter, joined housing finance leaders from other states and from the National Council of State Housing Agencies at a White House convening on affordable housing. 

HUD organized the forum primarily to engage key stakeholders in the results of the 20 regional convenings it held this past year, the FY 2012 HUD budget, and the American Jobs Act.  

VAHC urges "Yes" on Burlington's question #8

The Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition (VAHC) urges Burlington voters to vote "Yes" on Question #8 in tomorrow's Town Meeting Day vote.

The question asks whether or not to send a message to the Legislature to pass a bill protecting at-risk assisted Vermonters and their housing.

VAHC raising funds for "Save Our Homes" campaign

The Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition is seeking to raise $1,500 for its "Save Our Homes" campaign aimed at encouraging the Vermont Legislature to adopt affordable housing preservation legislation.

The funds will go toward producing an information piece in support of a Town Meeting Day ballot item for Burlington voters to send the word to the Statehouse.

Approximately 2,600 affordable housing units in Vermont are in danger of converting to market rate rentals or condominiums over the next several years. Nearly 300 are in Burlington.

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