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Three Tomatoes benefit for Champlain Housing Trust

three tomatoes logoThree Tomatoes Trattoria is holding a benefit for Champlain Housing Trust (CHT).

On Wednesday, Oct. 28, all four locations of the Italian eatery will donate $1 to CHT for each dinner entree sold.

Three Tomatoes can be found in Burlington, Rutland and Williston, Vt.; and Lebanon, N.H.

Affordable Rental Housing ACTION signs 100th supporter

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Affordable Rental Housing ACTION has reached 100 signed supporters.

The Washington, D.C.-based campaign to stimulate investment in affordable rental housing reached the milestone today.

The organization has drafted three legislative proposals it hopes will help restore investment in affordable rental housing, produce and preserve affordable units, and employ tens of thousands of workers.

Brooks appointed DHECD Commissioner

Gov. Jim Douglas has appointed Tayt Brooks Commissioner of the Department of Housing, Economic and Community Development (DHECD).

Brooks had been Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Housing and Community Development, which merged with the Department of Economic Development to form DHECD.

Previously he worked as the Government Affairs Director for the Home Builders’ & Remodelers’ Association of Northern Vermont.

Bill Noyes has become DHECD Deputy Commissioner.

New Cathedral Square Web site

csc_siteOur friends at Cathedral Square Corp. in Burlington have put up a new Web site.

The new site features online housing and employment applications, a site-wide search function, interactive Google map of all CSC properties and more.

Check it out at www.cathedralsquare.org.

Waterman top originator for Orange County

Don Waterman was named VHFA's top originator for Orange County for FY2009.

Don's with Wells River Savings Bank/Northeast Home Loan in Barton.

Congratulations, Don!

NCSHA launches new Web site

ncsha web siteThe National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) has redesigned its Web site.

To encourage visitors to explore the site, the council is holding an online treasure hunt, giving visitors the chance to win a number of AmEx gift cards. Learn how to play the Mine the Site game.

OCC releases reverse mortgage advisory

publication coverThe Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has published “Reverse Mortgages: Are They for You?,” a consumer advisory to help folks better understand reverse mortgages.

COATS for COTS

Burlington's Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) is looking for donations of winter coats to help its clientele of homeless Vermonters prepare for the cold weather.

VHFA's Socially Responsible Committee has started a campaign to encourage employees to purge their closets of unneeded coats and jackets to donate to the cause.

If you have new or gently-worn winter coats you'd like to donate, contact COTS Director of Development Kim Borsavage at kimb@cotsonline.org or 802.864.7402 x107.

Northgate celebration photos

Some photos from Saturday's event at Northgate housing complex in Burlington.

Residents of Northgate celebrated 20 years of resident leadership. The Northgate Residents’ Ownership Corp. recently acquired ownership of the property, making it 100 percent resident-owned.

Champlain Housing Trust publishes performance evaluation

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Our friends at Champlain Housing Trust (CHT) in Burlington have published "Lands in Trust, Homes That Last."

The 62-page publication is a performance evaluation of CHT written by John Emmeus Davis of Burlington Associates in Community Development LLC and former CHT employee Alice Stokes.

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