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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 used donated funds to distribute more than 15,000 flyers to Burlington residents and post lawn signs to help get out the vote.

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.

VHFA comments on state's Plan on Aging

VHFA submitted comments today to the Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living (DAIL) on its Plan on Aging, a federally required five year plan regarding the state's elderly population. The state's draft plan is clear that the fastest growing population is frail elders who most likely need supportive services, and that Vermont's elders overwhelmingly prefer to live independently.

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