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Joe Erdelyi to speak at developers conference

joe erdelyiVHFA Director of Development Joe Erdelyi will be a featured speaker at the National Housing and Rehabilitation Association's (NH&RA) Fall Developers Conference in November.

The event will include program updates, case studies, round table discussions and networking events.

VHFA projects receive Smart Growth Awards

proctorsville green revitalization & banknorth blockVermont Housing Finance Agency is a partner in two of the four projects receiving Smart Growth Awards this evening.

Proctorsville Green Revitalization (top) in Cavendish includes 20 affordable rentals and four affordable townhomes. VHFA provided construction financing and allocated Tax Credits.

$2.34 million coming for Rutland housing

More than $2.3 million in federal stimulus money is coming to help the Rutland Housing Authority (RHA) redevelop Forest Park.

"We're one of just a handful of communities that were awarded these public housing transformation dollars and I think that really speaks to the work the community has done," RHA executive director Kevin Loso said in a recent Rutland Herald article.

RHA plans to demolish the existing project and rebuild it as single-family homes and apartments.

Total cost of the project is approximately $21 million.

Swanton housing project beneficiary of latest recovery funds

The $1.4 million in American Recovery & Reinvestment Act funds awarded to Vermont today (Read our previous post about the award) will be used to finance Blake Commons, a 16-unit multifamily housing project in Swanton.

Blake Commons is being developed in partnership with Housing Vermont and Champlain Housing Trust. It'll provide homes to households at 50-60% of the area median income.

Village Haven to be first "Vermont neighborhood"

Last week developers broke ground in Essex Junction on what will become Village Haven, the state's first designated "neighborhood" under the new Vermont Neighborhoods law passed last spring.

Dousevicz Inc. of South Burlington plans to build 18 two- or three-bedroom single-family homes and six duplex homes on the property.

The houses will sell for $258,000 to $320,000.

Call for submissions: Historic rehab awards

The National Housing and Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA) is accepting entries for its 5th annual J. Timothy Anderson Awards for Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation.

The "Timmy" awards honor outstanding rehabilitation and preservation projects in eight categories based on overall design and quality, interpretation and respect of historic elements, impact on the community, and financial and market success.

Categories include:

$10.3 million coming for affordable housing in Vermont

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brookside villageThe U.S. Department of Treasury announced Friday that Vermont will be one recipient of a total of $468 million to benefit affordable housing nationwide.

Grants to benefit affordable housing in Springfield, Johnson, Bellows Falls

Yesterday the Douglas administration announced nearly $6 million in grants to benefit affordable housing in Vermont.

The funds come from the Neighborhood Stabilization Program.

Vermont to receive $5.4 million from HUD

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded more than $5.4 million to benefit affordable housing in Vermont.

The funding comes via HUD's new Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP), part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. TCAP is a grant program that provides capital investments to stalled Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) projects.

The money should help VHFA resume funding of affordable rental housing while stimulating employment in the construction trades.

Brattleboro co-op housing receives tax credits

VHFA has awarded tax credits to Upper Story Housing, a proposed two-story addition to a new building in Brattleboro proposed by the Brattleboro Food Co-op.

Chief of Program Operations David Adams is quoted in a story about the development in this morning's Brattleboro Reformer.

Read the story online.

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