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Most Vermonters are likely to choose living in smoke-free housing

The latest Vermont Department of Health survey indicated that nearly 60% of Vermonters would be more likely to choose living in a smoke-free building over a similar building in which smoking was permitted.

There was even greater support for limiting smoking in building entryways; roughly 80% of survey respondents supported limiting or outright prohibiting smoking in entryways. 

USDA Rural Housing Service Administrator visits VHFA to discuss plans and policies

Tony Hernandez, USDA Rural Development’s (RD) Rural Housing Service Administrator, visited VHFA to share his plans for RD’s programs and policies for the future. The roundtable format brought together 20 housing leaders from across the state including Rutland, the Northeast Kingdom, and northwestern Vermont.

Vermont among most expensive states for renters

The amount of income needed to afford a modest apartment puts Vermont among the most expensive states in the country, according to today’s Out of Reach 2015 report, jointly released by the National Low Income Housing Coalition and the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition.

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.

Vermonters celebrate the life of Caryl Stewart, founder of Opportunities Credit Union

Caryl Stewart, founder and president emeritus of Opportunities Credit Union passed away at the age of 85 on Saturday, March 28, 2015, after a short illness. 

Registration for free fair housing accessibility training opens

When:   June 2, 2015, 8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m..

Where: Red Schoolhouse, Vermont Technical College, 46 So. Randolph Rd, Randolph Center, VT

 

Vermont's HUD Consolidated Plan under revision

The Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development posted a revised “second draft” of its proposed 2015-2019 HUD Consolidated Plan and 2015 Action Plan on March 26, 2015 with tracked changes from the earlier draft version published on March 12.  The document and information about the plan are available on DHCD’s website.

Committee seeks proposals for local investment financing

Pursuant to Section treasurer220 of Act 199 of 2014, the Local Investment Advisory Committee (LIAC), chaired by the State Treasurer, will receive proposals for local investment financing from February 2, 2015 to March 2, 2015.

Richmond Terrace receives Efficiency Vermont Major Renovation Honor award

Richmond TerraceRichmond Terrace, a 16-unit affordable rental housing complex for seniors, was awarded the Major Renovation Honor award from Efficiency Vermont last week.

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