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CVOEO receives federal housing grant

cvoeo logoThe Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity will receive a $405,000 federal grant to help house victims of domestic abuse.

The recovery act funds will provide scattered site units to women and children to help them transition into permanent housing, as well as support services such as childcare and job development.

Smart Growth Award photos

Some photos from last night's Smart Growth Awards presented by Smart Growth Vermont at the Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes.

Read about VHFA's role in a couple of the award winners.

COTS/HRC looking for Outreach Housing Specialist

The Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) and Housing Resource Center (HRC) in Burlington are looking to hire an Outreach Housing Specialist.

HRC is a community clearinghouse for information on housing options and resources for the homeless, the marginally housed and those at risk of losing their housing in Chittenden County.

The Outreach Housing Specialist will act as the housing resource liaison for members of the Continuum of Care of Chittenden County and for households who are homeless and at risk of losing their housing.

Free seminar: The Census and ACS

fred and chipThe Center for Research on Vermont is presenting a free seminar for data professionals this month: Research-in-Progress Seminar #222: "Counting Vermont in the 21st  Century: The 2010 Census and Changes to Data on Our State and Communities."

Nine steps to buying a house

We're always encouraging new homebuyers to attend a class given by the NeighborWorks® HomeOwnership Centers of Vermont. The knowledge you'll gain will be well worth the modest price.

Ludy Biddle, Executive Director of NeighborWorks of Western Vermont, has outlined the nine topics covered by her organization's "Housing 101" course in an article that appeared in the Rutland Herald this weekend.

Nominations open for downtown awards

middlebury painting by joe bolgerThe Vermont Division for Historic Preservation is taking nominations for its Vermont Downtown Awards.

The awards will be presented as part of the 2009 Vermont Downtown Conference, Friday, Nov. 6, at the Middlebury Inn and Town Hall Theater.

Deadline for nominations is Oct. 1.

International housing experts visit Vermont

Our friends at Champlain Housing Trust (CHT) in Burlington are playing host to 25 housing leaders from 13 countries and six continents this week. The guests are here all week to study CHT's model of housing delivery.

The week starts today with current and former mayors of Burlington greeting the guests, including U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (invited), Mayor Bob Kiss and former Mayor Peter Clavelle.

The Burlington City Council will officially welcome the delegation Monday evening at their Council meeting.

NHC makes suggestions for repairing mortgage market

conrad eganThe National Housing Conference (NHC), an affordable housing advocacy organization in Washington, D.C., has released 10 suggestions to help repair the mortgage market and reduce the rising number of foreclosures.

Changing of the AmeriCorps guard at VAHC

abby krause at the 2008 vermont housing conferenceAbby Krause has wrapped up her one-year stint as an AmeriCorps *VISTA member working at the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition in Burlington.

"This year has been an incredible experience," she wrote to VAHC member organizations on her final day last week. "I have learned more than I could have ever hoped to."

Shumlin, Smith to speak at VAHC/VCEH joint meeting

vahc logoThe Sept. 9 joint meeting of the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition and Vermont Coalition to End Homelessness will feature guest speakers Senate President Pro Tem Peter Shumlin and House Speaker Shap Smith.

They will share their perspectives on the past year and the year ahead.

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