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Housing & Conservation Day at the State House


Photo of VT State House, Montpelier by L. Black-Plumeau

This will be an opportunity for organizations to talk with state legislators about the importance of the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board's balanced and sustainable investments in Vermont communities.

Federal HOME program saved through coalition-building and leadership

The recent federal budget agreement included the survival of a program that has become a vital funding source for affordable rental housing in Vermont--the HOME Investment Partnership Program.  When proposals arose earlier last year to deeply cut the program, the National Association of Housing Finance Agencies (NCSHA) HOME Coalition tirelessly and effectively gathered evidence of the program’s impact, documented its widespread support and educated federal policy makers.

Still time to voice your support for federal HOME program


The Algiers Village apartments renovated this year
in Guildford are just one of the many developments
in Vermont that relied on federal HOME funds.

Vermont Managers Association Fair Housing Training in April

blocksVermont Housing Managers Association (VHMA) is offering a one day training with Fair Housing Solutions, LLC.

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.

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