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Mobile homes

Rural housing finance: One size does not fit all

Unique features of rural housing require flexible national policies and financing programs, explains Executive Director Sarah Carpenter in her recent article for Rural Voices, a journal of the Housing Assistance Council.

Metamorphosis begins for once-decaying mobile home park near Vergennes

After sitting vacant for six years, the Gevries mobile home park in Addison County has started redevelopment.  VHFA provided housing tax credits that will cover an estimated 60 percent of the project’s costs and ensure that the new 14-home community will be affordable for low-income renters of all ages. By installing VERMOD high-performance duplex homes, developers Cathedral Square Corporation and Addison County Community Trust anticipate that the neighborhood will achieve net-zero annual energy costs, another critical component of its long-term affordability. 

VerMod company creates employment opportunties (and high-efficiency homes)

Steve Davis, owner of the Wilder-based VerMod company is becoming recognized not just for his company's high quality modular homes but for the employment opportunities he has created for residents of the Hartford Dismas House.

Vermont among states highlighted in national mobile home replacement study

A recent study from Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies uses experience gained during Vermont initiatives to suggest effective strategies for mobile home replacement.  VHFA’s allocation of tax credits for helping Vermonters replace dilapidated mobile homes is one the repo

VHFA awards $2.98 million in affordable housing tax credits

On Monday, April 20, the VHFA Board of Commissioners committed $2.55 million in federal low-income housing tax credits and $432,500 in state housing tax credits to expand Vermont’s stock of affordable, energy-efficient housing.

Cathedral Square's recently purchased Vermod home available for touring

Cathedral Square, a non-profit organization that provides affordable housing and services for seniors and persons with disabilities, has just purchased a Vermod home in Shelburnewood Mobile Home Park in Shelburne, Vermont. The house is a high-efficiency modest-sized home that is available as a model for touring.

Modifications to Vermont’s housing tax credit program for 2014

DDA 2014Vermont’s “difficult to develop” areas under the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit provisions have been revised to include all counties with the exception of Addison, Orleans, Caledonia and Essex for 2014.

Vermont manufactured home loan program in the news

Demand is growing for a year-old program that helps Vermonters who lack resources buy mobile homes, reported VPR recently.  The program was developed through a partnership between VHFA, Champlain Housing Trust, the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development and th

Champlain Housing Trust kicks off manufactured home replacement program

Champlain Housing Trust announced the new Manufactured Home Replacement Program last week.  The program is intented to assist mobile or manufactured home owners replace older or Irene-damaged mobile homes with newer and more energy efficient, resilie

Weston Trailer Park recovers after Irene

Berlin's Weston Trailer Park, home to 83 Vermont households, suffered extreme damage from Tropical Storm Irene a year ago.  

VTDigger describes the remarkable recovery of this park thanks to the help of volunteers and FEMA. 

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