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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. 

Residential & Commercial Valuation of Solar course

This course, taught by Sandra Adomatis, SRA, LEED GA, is approved for 15 continuing education credits in Vermont and New Hampshire.  Read more and register or call (603) 224-9534.

Signing cermony: Executive Order related to publicly funded housing for the homeless

Governor Shumlin, Secretary Cohen of the Agency of Human Services and Commissioner MacKay of the Department of Housing and Community Development invite you to join them and other colleagues and friends for a signing ceremony of an Executive Order related to Publicly Funded Housing for the Homeless. This order will implement a recommendation from the Governor’s Council on Pathways from Poverty by providing another tool to meet the state’s goal of ending family homelessness by 2020 and all other homeless thereafter.

Unconscoius bias & fair housing 101

Our brains process information differently. When making important life decisions, we weigh a few factors deliberately (slowly). But for hundreds of other factors, we must rely on intuitive judgment — and we weigh these unconsciously (quickly). Even if in our slow thinking we work to avoid discrimination, it can easily creep into our fast thinking.

VT Businesses for Social Responsibility 26th Annual Spring Conference

VBSR’s marquee event returns for the 26th year! Come for a day of education, networking, and exploration of the triple-bottom-line approach to business! 300+ will attend VBSR’s Annual Spring Conference in Burlington. The day-long event is a great chance for our community of socially responsible business leaders to come together, network, and learn the latest in innovative SR business practices, policies, and thinking.

VHFA tops list of best places to work

VHFA was ranked number one Best Place to Work among small and medium sized companies across the state by the Vermont Business Magazine. The award was made last night at the Echo Lake Aquarium and Science Center, where hundreds of employees from the 38 companies ranked as finalists gathered.

Housing Opportunity 2016: Building for a Changing World

Join the ULI and Enterprise Community Partners to gain the tools, knowledge, and connections for developing exceptional affordable homes that support broader opportunities for low-income families.

This is ULI’s only national conference focused entirely on residential development and housing affordability. Through a program with ample networking, inspiring talks, practical site tours, and replicable examples, Housing Opportunity helps housing leaders improve their practice and build new partnerships.

Register or learn more.

Homebuyer education workshop April 9 in Lyndonville

Learn about:

  • Home buying process
  • Tips on choosing the right home for you & your family
  • Different types of mortgages
  • Closing costs
  • First time homebuyer incentives & more

Registration Fee is $100.00.  Register on or before April 4, 2016 and take advantage of the reduced rate of $85.00. 

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