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VT Community Development Association Fall Conference: Work Force Housing

WORK FORCE HOUSING – SPRINGBOARD TO ECONOMIC VITALITY

Economic Reality of Developing Workforce Housing

....for those in the middle….

  • What is realistic and possible in creating residential communities for middle-income earners?
  • What do older neighborhoods need to attract investment by middle-income earners?
  • How can a community be competitive?
  • What is being done successfully and on what scale?

Hear from developers, builders, funders, planners, local officials, state and federal resources.

Taking a walk becomes a learning experience in Burlington's King Street neighborhood

There is no better way to learn about Burlington's land-mark affordable housing preservation efforts of the early 1980s than to take a walk around VHFA's offices. More than 200 apartments in the King Street area were renovated and preserved as affordable housing through partnerships between VHFA, HUD, the City of Burlington and local housing providers.

Vermont's Livable Communities Solutions Forum

Join AARP, along with national experts, to discuss state and local efforts in Vermont to make communities more livable and learn more about a new tool - the AARP Livability Index: Great Neighborhoods for All Ages - and how it can support this work.  Register and read more.

Agenda

8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.                     Registration & Coffee

VHFA tests “Mission Possible” teams on their housing issue knowledge


Mission Possible team  members work on the housing test. 
Photo by S. Gronlund.  For more photos, see our Facebook page.

“What proportion of renters in Chittenden County are cost burdened?” “How much in closing costs and taxes do Vermonters pay on average when they buy a home?”

Still time to register for the 2015 Green Real Estate Symposium

There's still time to register for the 2015 Green Real Estate Symposium on October 29, 2015, at the Lake Morey Resort.

The symposium features powerhouse speakers and leading instructors in the real estate industry.

VHFA's Sarah Carpenter discusses down payment assistance on CCTV

VT Affordable Housing Show
Sarah Carpenter and Erhard Mahnke, 10/7/15

New England Housing Network Annual Conference

Where We've Been, Where We Are, and Where We're Going on Federal Housing Policy

An  “all star” team of national housing advocates will reflect on what has happened over the last two decades, and what we can do to shape policy and funding going forward.  The format will provide opportunity to interact with the advocates and other conference attendees, learn more about key areas for change through in-depth workshops, and help chart a course for future actions of the New England Housing Network.

Word of new down payment assistance program spreads to potential home buyers statewide


From R to L: Sarah Carpenter, Governor Shumlin
and Senator Baruth. Photo: M. Collins.

Woodstock community celebrates the creation of 28 affordable apartments

Governor Shumlin joined Woodstock residents, local officials, and statewide housing partners yesterday to celebrate the creation of 28 new affordable rental apartments at the Safford Commons complex.  Safford Commons is on the site of the former Grange Hall and church on Route 4 in Woodstock.  While 24 of the new apartments are in newly-constructed buildings, four are in the buildings that already stood on the site 

Renewable Energy 2015 Conference and Expo

Renewable Energy 2015 (RE 2015) is Vermont’s annual convention bringing together key players in the renewables sector. This year's conference, slated for October 8 & 9, highlights current energy challenges, Vermont’s leadership role in the energy industry, and the steps needed to implement an integrated energy infrastructure.

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