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Photos: VHCC Legislative Day

More than 100 supporters traveled to the Statehouse for the recent Legislative Day to build awareness and support for the Vermont Housing & Conservation Coalition.

HUD fights loan modification scams

preventscamsLast Friday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Loan Modification Scam Prevention Network launched PreventLoanScams.org, a site where homeowners can report alleged scams.

Lambert named USDA/RD Director for Vermont

molly lambertOur friends at USDA/Rural Development have a new State Director for Vermont and New Hampshire.

Molly Lambert of Swanton has been confirmed in the position.

Molly's a former President of the Vermont Captive Insurance Association who served as Secretary of Commerce and Community Development in the cabinet of Gov. Howard Dean from 1998 to 2002.

Past VHFA Board chairman praises VHCB

The Barre-Montpelier Times Argus published an opinion piece today by former VHFA Board of Commissioners Chairman Richard White.

In the piece, titled "State conservation board's work is essential," Richard writes, "It is no accident that Vermont ranks last in the country in the rate of foreclosure or that the 2004 study of Vermont's housing nonprofits had high praise for the system that Vermont has built over the last quarter century.

Gutchell re-elected to CHT Board

cht logoMembers of Champlain Housing Trust (CHT) re-elected VHFA Controller Tim Gutchell to the CHT Board of Directors. Tim was also selected Treasurer for the Board.

Section 8 applications now taken online

section 8 application

Vermont State Housing Authority (VSHA) has started allowing Vermonters to apply online for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

DEHCD announces more community meetings

st albansThe Vermont Department of Economic, Housing and Community Development (DEHCD) is looking for assistance in determining Vermont’s Consolidated Plan for 2010-2015.

The department's holding a series of community meetings — which we posted about Dec. 4 ("Help Develop Vermont's Consolidated Plan") — and has announced three more meeting dates:

New officers at VHMA

vhma logoThe Vermont Housing Managers Association has announced new officers:

Offer HUD your suggestions

hud siteThe U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is looking for ideas on how to improving housing.

The department has created "HUD Ideas in Action," a Web site devoted to collecting ideas on how to invest in quality, affordable homes and build strong, safe, healthy communities.

Anyone can submit ideas to the site, and vote and comment on other people's ideas.

Help develop Vermont's Consolidated Plan

barreThe Vermont Department of Economic, Housing and Community Development (DEHCD) is looking for assistance in determining Vermont's Consolidated Plan for 2010-2015.

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