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Disaster recovery

Open house on 1/19 and 1/20 for Swanton and Highgate residents affected by flooding

The American Red Cross will be hosting an open house in Swanton on Friday, January 19th from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturday, January 20th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM for residents affected by the recent flooding. The events will share resources from a variety of agencies and non-profit organizations to help area residents recover and rebuild. Trained specialists will be on hand to offer personalized assistance.

The events will be held at the Swanton Village Municipal complex at 120 First Street. For questions please contact 802-868-3397. 

You can help Puerto Rico's Caño Martín Peña Community Land Trust

Caño Martín Peña, a sister community land trust to Vermont's own Champlain Housing Trust, needs our help to rebuild the homes it operates for 26,000 lower income San Juan residents. 

September's hurricanes have left these homes partly or completely destroyed. Donations will be used to buy construction materials and replace furniture and goods for those who have lost everything.

Red Clover Commons ribbon cutting

Executive Director Sarah Carpenter joined Brattleboro Housing Partnerships and other agencies in Brattleboro, on May 25, 2017 to celebrate the opening of Red Clover Commons, a newly constructed 55-unit building for seniors and people with disabilities. These homes are intended to  replace units at Melrose Place which were severely damaged from Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011.

From Ladd Hall to South Main Apartments: Governor helps celebrate rebirth at the Waterbury state office complex

Governor Shumlin, VHFA’s Sarah Carpenter and many others gathered yesterday to celebrate the opening of South Main Apartments in Waterbury.

Housing conference registration extended and workshop added

conf_logoThere are still a few more days to register for the Vermont Statewide Housing Conference. On-line registrations will be accepted through Friday, November 7, 2014.

Low-income towns are more vulnerable to climate-change induced extreme weather, new report shows

Low-income communities are hit hard by extreme weather because they lack the resources required to evacuate and deal with the effects, says a new report from the Center for American Progress.

President declares Vermont flooding in May 2013 a disaster

FEMA announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to supplement state and local recovery efforts in Chittenden, Essex, and Lamoille counties for damage caused by severe storms and flooding May 22-26, 2013.

Champlain Housing Trust kicks off manufactured home replacement program

Champlain Housing Trust announced the new Manufactured Home Replacement Program last week.  The program is intented to assist mobile or manufactured home owners replace older or Irene-damaged mobile homes with newer and more energy efficient, resilie

VHFA and HUD staff team up to clear Randolph property

Staff from VHFA and HUD’s Manchester office met on the banks of the White River yesterday to improve conservation land on the property of Randolph House.   With financing from VHFA and HUD risk share insurance, Ra

Updates needed to Vermont's list of vacant subsidized rental housing before next storm

In light of the storm forecast for next week, owners and managers of Vermont's subsidized rental housing are encouraged to be sure that all vacancies are listed in the Vermont Directory of Affordable Rental Housing


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