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Grant competition for affordable housing organizations

td logoTD Bank is making $2 million in grants available to housing organizations through its TD Charitable Foundation.

The "2009 Housing for Everyone" competition is open to non-profit organizations and state and local government entities that develop or maintain affordable housing, or provide affordable housing-related programs or services targeting low- and moderate-income individuals and families.

Vouchers help reunite Vermont families

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will award 150 rental assistance vouchers to two Vermont housing authorities to help reunite children in foster care with their parents.

Burlington Housing Authority will receive 50 vouchers.  Vermont State Housing Authority will receive 100. Total dollar amount of the vouchers is more than $940,000.

HUD will award a total of 37 housing authorities across the U.S. nearly $20 million in funding to assist 7,500 children and their parents.

Vermont lenders: Sell VFHA your foreclosed properties

keyVHFA has received $7 million in funding for the Vermont Neighborhood Stabilization Program to:

Stewart named Rockingham Canal House owner

VHFA has selected Paul Stewart, President of Stewart Property Management, Bedford, N.H., as the new owner of Rockingham Canal House in Bellows Falls.

June is National Homeownership Month

June is National Homeownership Month (NHM).

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) started NHM in 1997 as National Homeownership Week, a time to focus on the importance of homeownership.

In 2002, the event was expanded to a month.

More recently, HUD has reduced its focus on the event — the HUD Web site doesn't mention this year's NHM — but that hasn't stopped plenty of others, such as the American Bankers Association (ABA), from continuing to focus on homeownership during the month of June.

Follow VHFA on Twitter

VHFA has joined Twitter.

You can follow our "tweets" @vhfa.

Spread the word.

Seeking photo subjects

How quickly a year passes: It's already mid-May, which means VHFA has started our annual search for photo subjects for our next annual report.

We're looking for folks who purchased a home in the last year, give or take, with the help of a VHFA mortgage, and who are happy to sit 20 minutes for a photo with their home.

Winooski downtown a "Vermont Neighborhood"

The Vermont Downtown Board has designated Winooski's downtown as a "Vermont Neighborhood."

The designation, made possible by last year's housing legislation, makes Winooski eligible for help in the creation of affordable housing.

Gov. Douglas declares April "Fair Housing Month"

Gov. Jim Douglas has declared April "Fair Housing Month" in Vermont.

He signed the proclamation at the beginning of his weekly press conference this afternoon in the governor's ceremonial office at the Statehouse.

VHFA has been a member of the Vermont Fair Housing Council (VFHC) since its inception. The VFHC monitors Vermont's Fair Housing activities, and published the state's Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing report.

Income, purchase price limits revised

We revised our homeownership income and purchase price limits today.

These limits help determine which homebuyers and properties might be eligible for VHFA financing.

Get the full rundown in our press release.

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