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Housing in the news

Champlain Housing Trust featured in The American Prospect

Our friends across the street at Champlain Housing Trust are featured in The American Prospect magazine.

The (substantial) article, titled "The Rent Trap," explores issues of renting, homeownership and shared equity housing.

Founded in 1990, The America Prospect is a monthly magazine "of liberal ideas, committed to a just society, an enriched democracy, and effective liberal politics."

VPR affordable housing stories online

Vermont Public Radio (VPR) has put online yesterday's "Vermont Edition" program covering the topic of subsidized housing units in Vermont at risk of expiring.

VHFA Executive Sarah Carpenter was a guest on the show.

The station's also put online a story reported by "Vermont Edition" Producer Patti Daniels and culled from yesterday's program.

Affordable housing on CCTV

The Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition's Erhard Mahnke and Housing Vermont's Kenn Sassorossi discussed affordable housing on Channel 17/CCTV yesterday.

Housing subsidies on VPR's "Vermont Edition" today

jane lindholmVHFA Executive Director Sarah Carpenter will appear on Vermont Public Radio's "Vermont Edition" today to discuss subsidized housing.

Federal housing subsidies expiration on Channel 5

brian pineWPTZ-TV Channel 5 aired a segment yesterday about the impending loss of federal housing subsidies.

Reporter Randy Gyllenhaal speaks with Brian Pine (pictured) from the Burlington Community and Economic Development Office in the piece.

Read a transcript and watch the video online.

Energy efficiency funds secured for Windsor Village

The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) has made a grant of nearly a quarter-million dollars to improve energy efficiency at Windsor Village.

The $243,500 grant will be used to improve the 77-unit housing development in Windsor.

Housing Vermont began work on the $5 million improvement project last month. It's expected to be completed in about a year.

Veterans housing opens in Winooski

In case you missed VHFA Executive Director Sarah Carpenter, front and center, in this photo from this week's Burlington Free Press.

The occasion was a ribbon cutting at the new Canal Street Apartments in Winooski.

Burlington fair housing presentation on Channel 17

VHFA's Maura Collins helped present the Burlington Community & Economic Development Office's (CEDO) fair housing report to the Burlington City Council last night.

You can watch the meeting on Channel 17/CCTV Sunday night at 8. The station will eventually post streaming video of the meeting on its Web site.

Mitten drive on Fox44

VHFA's 2010 Mitten Drive was the subject of a piece on WVNY-TV Channel 22 and Fox44-TV last night.

Executive Director Sarah Carpenter appeared in the segment talking about the Agency's 2010 Mitten Drive to benefit the King Street Center in Burlington.

VHFA staff have donated mittens and gloves stuffed with candy to the center for many years. This year, the Agency's tied the drive to a social media campaign: We'll donate a pair of mittens or gloves to the center for every new "fan" who "likes" the VHFA Facebook page.

More conference keynote airtimes

Channel 17/ Town Meeting Television will be airing U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Sec. Shaun Donovan‘s keynote address recorded at the Vermont Statewide Housing Conference three times this week:

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