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Disaster recovery

Building a more resilient Vermont one year after Irene

A year ago since Tropical Storm Irene, Vermonters are coming to terms with the fact that extreme weather events will undoubtedly become more frequent.  In response, the Institute for Sustainable Communities, a Montpelier-based nonprofit

Building materials needed for Irene rebuilding in Pawlet

BROC Community Action in Southwestern Vermont is collecting materials for rebuilding homes damaged by Tropical Storm Irene.  

HUD – VHFA Work Day

At a January audit of VHFA by the US Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), HUD Manchester (NH) Multifamily Program Center Acting Director Mark Seltzer, when he learned about VHFA’s two work days in the Waterbury area for Ire

Vermonters replacing mobile homes get tax relief

How to Buy a New Mobile Home in California thumbnailVermont owners of mobile homes damaged during the state's federally declared disasters last year will receive rebates of their Vermont Property Transfer Tax, Governor Shumlin announced yesterday. 

Public hearings on Vermont disaster recovery funds started yesterday in Brattleboro

Representatives from the Vermont Department of Economic, Housing, and Community Development answered questions from Windham county residents and business owners last night at the Latchis Theater in Brattleboro.   This mee

State approves FEMA buyouts of 99 destroyed Vermont homes

Ninety-nine homes destroyed in last year's flooding have been approved for buyouts by the state, reported Vermont Public Radio this week. The approvals now await FEMA approval. The homes are located in 34 towns across Vermont.

Vermont begins process of allocating $21.7 million in CDBG Disaster Recovery Funds

Public hearings will be held in June to discuss how Vermont’s allocation of $21,660,211 from HUD in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery funds will be spent.

Pre-disaster planning tools

After Tropical Storm Irene, there has been a lot of talk about how Vermont communities can take the lessons learned in the aftermath and plan better for future possible disasters.

Town meeting day voters support buyout of Irene-damaged homes in Stockbridge

Voters in Stockbridge, Vermont approved a plan to allow a federally-financed buyout of 13 homes, irreparably damaged when Tropical Storm Irene caused unprecedented flooding of the Tweed River. 

Assistance available for Crown Point area Storm Irene victims

The Crown Point Board of REALTORS® (CBPR) will be distributing a sizable donation from Okemo Mountain Resort's philanthropic

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