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Pardon our absence: VHFA back online after Net outage

VHFA was one of many businesses and organizations without Internet access until mid-afternoon Monday, due to an outage that affected customers of our Internet provider in Vermont, New York and Pennsylvania.

If you're reading this message, VHFA.org is once again online.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Read WCAX-TV's story about the outage.

Listen online: Housing and Communities Show

This past Wednesday, VHFA Public Affairs Manager John Fairbanks joined host Mike McNamara from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development on "Housing and Communities," a show that airs on public access television station CCTV.

You can listen to the program online.

Mike's other guest was Rob Leuchs from the Champlain Housing Trust.

They joined Mike to discuss first-time homebuying options as part of June's National Homeownership Month.

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rss fwd logoWhile we can't take time out of the day to draw your attention to each and every nifty gadget the Internet offers, we thought this one might be of interest:

Tom Pelletier joins VHFA Board

tom pelletierGov. Jim Douglas has appointed Thomas N. Pelletier of Montpelier to the VHFA Board of Commissioners.

"Tom's been a highly-respected member of Vermont's lending community for a decade," says Executive Director Sarah Carpenter. "We're all looking forward to the energy and fresh perspective he'll bring to our Board."

VHFA, Fair Housing Act celebrate anniversaries

birthday cupcakeToday marks the date in 1974 that Gov. Thomas Salmon signed legislation creating Vermont Housing Finance Agency.

In the past 34 years, we've helped about 26,000 Vermonters purchase primary residences; and have provided financing, development and management support, subsidy administration and tax credits to 7,400 units of multifamily rental housing.

Happy birthday to us!

Fair Housing show audio online

The special Fair Housing Month edition of Mike McNamara's HUD show we mentioned in yesterday's post ("April is Fair Housing Month") is now available for listening online.

Listen now.

Housing Matters blog debuts

Housing Matters has transitioned from a bi-monthly electronic newsletter to a blog.

After publishing nearly 40 issues of our newsletter over the past six years, we've retooled Housing Matters to make it more dynamic and timely.

From now on, we'll publish stories in blog format — posting individual stories online as soon as they're written.

The new format will allow us to publish housing news and matters of interest more quickly than our old bi-monthly format.

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