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Housing Vermont honors Stewart, Martinez

Housing Vermont presented two awards at its September meeting of its Board of Directors: Paul Stewart received the Michael M. Richardson Award; Marty Martinez received the Mile Jensen Award.

The Michael M. Richardson Award recognizes outstanding leadership, volunteer commitment, and the contribution of resources that enhance Housing Vermont’s ability to provide permanently affordable housing for Vermonters.

Cathedral Square Corp. wins national award

logoCathedral Square Corp. (CSC) in Burlington won a 2010 MetLife Foundation Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing.

Enterprise Community Partners Inc. and MetLife Foundation present the awards for best practices in green, service-enriched housing for low-income seniors.

AmeriCorps VISTA member joins VAHC

Santina "Sunny" Leporati has started at the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition in Burlington as an AmeriCorps VISTA member.

Sunny recently graduated from the University of Vermont (UVM) with a Masters in Public Administration. She also holds a Bachelors in Public Communication from UVM.

"I have always thought of safe, affordable housing as a basic human right, a right necessary for positive growth and development for any given community," she writes. "I am excited to be working on preserving and expanding that right."

CHT receives $74,000 Treasury grant

Our friends across the street at Champlain Housing Trust (CHT) were selected by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to receive a $74,000 grant.

The money will go to explore expansion of CHT's lending program.

New board chair at Smart Growth Vermont

scheu, ewing & liefOur friends at Smart Growth Vermont in Burlington have a new Board of Directors Chairperson. Robin Scheu (top) succeeds founder John Ewing (middle).

Robin is Executive Director of the Addison County Economic Development Corp. in Middlebury. John continues to be an active member of the board.

Chaffee receives TPHT's Housing Hero award

jonathan chaffeeJonathan Chaffee, Executive Director of the Lebanon Housing Authority (LHA), received Twin Pines Housing Trust’s (TPHT) 2010 Housing Hero award.

TPHT gives the award to those who go above and beyond normal effort to provide for the basic human need of clean, safe and dignified shelter.

NLIHC collecting signatures

nlihc logoThe National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) is asking organizations to sign a letter to be sent to The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.

The letter urges the Commission to adopt the principle that lower income people should not be harmed by its recommendations, and emphasizes smart investments to help low income people will strengthen the economy and the nation.

Report: Community land trust homeowners have lower foreclosure, delinquency rates

News from our friends across the street at Champlain Housing Trust (CHT): A new study shows community land trust homeowners have lower foreclosure and delinquency rates.

State of the Nation's Housing report released

report coverThe Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University released its "State of the Nation’s Housing" report today.

$4.5 million grant for NeighborWorks of Western Vermont

NeighborWorks of Western Vermont won a $4.5 million grant for innovative energy efficiency and renewable energy programs.

The Rutland County nonprofit housing organization received the grant — one of only 20 nationwide — for its proposal to save energy and create jobs retrofitting homes and municipal buildings.

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