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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

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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.

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.

Comment on 2011 Chittenden County Regional Plan

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The Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) is looking for comments on its 2011 plan.

CNA workshop registration deadline

Today is the registration deadline for Vermont Housing & Conservation Board's Dec. 16 workshop "Updating Capital Needs Assessments."

The workshop will present today's "best practices" for use and in-house updating of Capital Needs Assessments (CNAs). It's designed for housing managers, asset managers and other housing professionals who are trying to more fully integrate CNAs into their asset management system and who wish to update in-house CNAs that've been prepared by independent consultants.

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