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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,

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 t

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. 

National grants promote artistic community development

NYU study finds housing tax credits serving those with greatest needs

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program  serves a significant number of the nation's extremely low-income households, perhaps more so than members of the affordable housing field had anticipated, concluded NYU’s Furman Center

New affordable apartments at Hawk’s Meadow in Essex celebrated last week

Construction was completed this summer on 25 family apartments and 24 senior apartments at Hawk’s Meadow in Essex, and was quick to lease up.   A celebratory open house was held on October 4, 2

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