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"What Home Means to Me" photo contest

cameraThe deadline for Champlain Housing Trust's "What Home Means to Me" photo contest is approaching.

As part of CHT's 25th anniversary celebration they're giving away an Olympus 1020 camera, memory and camera bag to one 1st Prize winner.

Two 2nd Prize winners will receive photo books.

Affordable housing rally in Shelburne

Short notice, we know, but there'll be a rally in Shelburne this evening to show support for the Shelburnewood project.

People will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the north entrance of the Shelburne Town Hall.

The Shelburne Selectboard will decide whether or not to submit a $1 million grant application to the Vermont Community Development Program on behalf of the project.

Shelburnewood is gaining momentum, having recently been awarded a VHCB grant and a Low-Income Housing Tax Credit allocation from VHFA.

Champlain Housing Trust block party photos

Some photos here from Champlain Housing Trust's block party last Friday, celebrating their new digs at 88 King Street, Burlington.

Thanks to Jon Shenton, Marketing and Communications Coordinator over at CHT.

Help for those helping the homeless

naeh logoPeople working to help the homeless in rural areas can get a little help themselves when they log in to a free webinar Tuesday, June 23 from 2 to 3 p.m.

Speakers from the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) and the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio (COHHIO) will explore the challenges rural Continuums of Care face as they implement their Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) plans.

Shelburne affordable housing rally

Supporters of a proposed housing development in Shelburne are holding a rally in advance of tonight's Shelburne Development Review Board (DRB) meeting.

The proposal would replace the Shelburnewood Mobile Home Park with a mix of affordable, work-place and market-rate housing, including senior housing.

The plan calls for at least 53 percent of the development's family and workforce units — and at least 38 percent of the senior citizen units — to be affordable.

Deep energy retrofits workshop

The Vermont Green Building Network (VGBN) and the Vermont Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIAVT) is presenting "Deep Energy Retrofits," a workshop for builders, architects and others, June 19 in Montpelier.

As a follow up to the "Toward Net-Zero Energy Homes" series, this workshop will focus on the deep energy retrofits of homes and other building types.

Champlain Housing Trust hosts block party

Champlain Housing Trust (CHT) is throwing an old fashioned neighborhood block party Friday, June 12 from 4 to 6 p.m.

It's in celebration of NeighborWorks Week and as a "thank you" to their neighbors along King Street, between Saint Paul and Pine streets, who were so patient during construction of CHT's new headquarters at 88 King Street.

Help determine the future of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom

The Northeast Kingdom Collaborative will hold a "Forum on Housing in the Northeast Kingdom" on June 26.

Come to the Barton Memorial Building in Barton from 9 to 11 a.m. to discuss housing in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom.

The forum will examine issues of:

National NeighborWorks Week starts Saturday

The 26th annual National NeighborWorks Week runs this Saturday, June 6, through June 13.

During NeighborWorks Week, local NeighborWorks organizations mobilize tens of thousands of volunteers, businesspeople, neighbors, friends, and local and national elected and civic leaders in a week of neighborhood change and awareness.

Vermont hosts NERSC conference

Members of the New England Resident Service Coordinators (NERSC) have gathered in Burlington for the organization's 11th annual conference.

Gov. Jim Douglas and VHFA Executive Director Sarah Carpenter (pictured) welcomed attendees to the three-day event being held at Burlington's Hilton Tuesday night.


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