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Twelve new assisted living units open in Townshend

The West River Valley senior housing complex Townshend opened a newly-constructed wing of the assisted living building for twelve additional Vermont households.  These new apartments offer the flexibility of independent living with a supportive array of in-house services.

Straw bale used in new affordable rental housing for Northeast Kingdom seniors

Vermont’s first straw bale affordable senior housing project has been built in Holland, Vermont, according to Metropolis magazine.   

Rehabilitation efforts create energy-efficient rental housing in Brandon

VHFA’s celebrates Joe Erdelyi’s 20th anniversary

When Joe Erdelyi first walked through VHFA’s doors as an intern from the University of Vermont, he had little inkling that he would ultimately become such an integral part of affordable rental housing development in Vermont.   Erdelyi, VHFA’s Development Director, has spent the past twenty years helpin

West River Valley Assisted Living expansion in the news

The use of local donations to help fund the expansion of the West River Valley Assisted Living project in Townsend is covered in today’s Brattleboro Reformer.   The expansion will increase the number of assisted living apartment

New guidance on accessibility requirements for multifamily housing released

New guidance released last week by the U.S.

Updates to Vermont Plumbing Rules proposed

The Vermont Department of Public Safety has proposed a series of updates to the Vermont Plumbing rules.  

Bobbin Mill Apartments here to stay for lower income Burlington residents

Yesterday, the Burlington Housing Authority acquired the Bobbin Mill Apartments. This acquisition preserved 51 Section 8 assisted apartments in Burlington.

Brattleboro’s Canal and Main building recognized as national smart growth role model

The Canal and Main building in Brattleboro combines commercial space for the Brattleboro Food Co-op on its lower floors with affordable and market rate rental housing above.  The synergy this project  generated for the city’s downtown was recognized yesterday in Washington, DC when EPA awarded Vermont housing officials the 2012 Smart Growth National Achievement Award for Main Street or Corridor Revitalization. 

NOAA tool shows land cover changes over time in Vermont

In the 10 years between 1996 and 2006, the percentage of land cover change in Vermont counties ranged from a low of 0.19% in Grand Isle to 2.79% in Essex County. 

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