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It's go time at VHFA!

With today marking the beginning of Week 2 of Vermont's Way to Go Challenge, VHFA staff are showing their stuff when it comes to reducing carbon pollution. 

Eight-two percent of the Agency’s staff are biking, walking, running, bussing and carpooling as much as possible before the challenge ends on October 7.  In addition to reducing its carbon footprint, the VHFA group has their eye on winning a Carbon Throw Down with our partners at Housing Vermont.

Vermont housing leaders advise HUD Secretary on importance of federal support, coordination, flexibility and working effectively in rural areas

At the invitation of Senator Patrick Leahy, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro visited Burlington yesterday to meet with the state’s housing leaders and attend a ribbon-cutting at the new Bright Street affordable housing project.

2016 Vermont Statewide Housing Conference promises twice as much

 

Register today!

Every other year Vermont holds a Vermont Statewide Housing Conference immediately after the election. This year, the conference will again be held at the Hilton Burlington but with many exciting changes and offering twice as much as in prior years, including:

State of Housing in Vermont roundtable

Senator Patrick Leahy and U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro will visit Burlington and lead a roundtable discussion entitled “The State of Housing in Vermont.”

Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition launches storytelling project

Interviews with residents of subsidized rental housing in Vermont will be the core of a new story telling project launched by the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition.

The first interview shared through the project is with Angela Devoid, a single mother living at Moose River Apartments in St. Johnbury.  Listen to her story.

Get your Pokémon here!

For Burlington area Pokémon Go trainers, VHFA is doing its part to lure Pokémon to the corner of St. Paul and King Streets near our office. This little guy was spotted just this morning!

Check back throughout the work week while our office is open from 8:00 to 4:30 for your chance to catch more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Housing tax credits help renovate Lyndonville's Darling Inn


From L to R: Ted Brady (USDA), Jenny Nelson (Senator Sanders
office), Werner Heidemann (RuralEdge), Senator Leahy, Jen Hollar
(VHCB) and Sarah Carpenter (VHFA).  Photo by Elwin Prescott.

Chittenden County leaders call for increased production of housing over next 5 years

Building Homes Together  was launched yesterday. It is a collaboration of organizations and communities seeking to remedy some of the most pressing challenges in Chittenden County’s housing market.

“The housing shortage in Chittenden County has been well noted with unhealthy vacancy rates and high rents,” added Charlie Baker, Executive Director of the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission. “Employers can’t find workers, and workers themselves spend more time in commutes and with a higher percentage of their paychecks on housing costs.” 

VHFA-ers run it out on the Colchester causeway Saturday

As the fog lifted over a brilliant Lake Champlain, eight VHFA-ers raced to the finish line Saturday morning at the Colchester Causeway 5k & 15k Race. Joe Erdelyi, Brittany Garland and Sara Everest showed their endurance with flying colors in the 15k race, while the rest of us happily reached our 5k goals.

Ground breaking at Elm Place in Milton celebrated

Executive Director Sarah Carpenter joined partners from Cathedral Square and other agencies to launch construction of Elm Place, a 30-unit building for seniors in Milton. Elm Place will be Vermont’s first multi-family building certified to Passive House standards. Better windows and doors, added insulation and improved air sealing are expected to enable the building to use roughly 65 percent less energy. 

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