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Community rallies to help COTS

While it's never good news to be opening an emergency shelter, the community has come together to help the Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) furnish and move into a new shelter on Burlington's Saint Paul Street.

WPTZ NewsChannel 5 covered the story.

COTS was also one of an estimated 140 organizations caught short when its Web site host pulled up stakes without notice.

Vermont forms AAHSA chapter

Vermont housing and aging professionals have formed the Vermont Aging Collaborative (VAC), a local chapter of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA), comprised of non-profit housing and service providers.

Photos: Champlain Housing Trust ribbon cutting

sen. leahy addresses crowdChamplain Housing Trust (CHT) played host to approximately 100 guests at a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday morning for their new headquarters on King Street in Burlington.

The building, a stone's throw from VHFA's location on Saint Paul Street, also contains 20 new units of housing.

King Street Housing, CHT grand opening

88 king streetChamplain Housing Trust (CHT) and King Street Housing celebrate their grand opening this Saturday starting at 10 a.m.

The newly completed building at 88 King Street in Burlington is the new headquarters of CHT. The green building was developed by CHT and Housing Vermont and is also home to 20 apartments.

VHFA allocated $410,000 in Tax Credits to 17 of those units.

Yestermorrow names new executive director

kate stephensonKate Stephenson has become Executive Director of Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Warren.

Yestermorrow is one of the only design/build schools in the country, teaching design and construction skills that embrace sustainability, craftsmanship, and experiential learning.

Kate came to the school in 2002 as a design/build intern and has held a variety of positions within the organization.

CHT presents awards, elects board members

The Champlain Housing Trust (CHT) presented awards and selected Board members at its annual meeting this past Saturday.

The event was attended by 150 CHT members.

CHT presented U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders with the Tim McKenzie Award for his commitment to the community land trust model for nearly 30 years in public office.

Champlain Housing Trust moving

Heads up: Our friends at the Champlain Housing Trust (CHT) in Burlington are moving to new headquarters next week.

CHT will be relocating from its 179 South Winooski Avenue address in Burlington to the new building at 88 King Street, a stone's throw from VHFA's headquarters at the corner of King and Saint Paul streets.

Report: Sub-prime lending in Vermont

sub-prime lending in vermont reportThe Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO) Fair Housing Project and VHFA have published a short report titled "Sub-Prime Lending in Vermont."

Grants help prevent foreclosure

The Rutland Herald reports today that the Rockingham Area Community Land Trust and NeighborWorks of Western Vermont received grants to expand their foreclosure prevention counseling programs.

The money comes from the Federal Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008.

The article quotes Bruce Whitney, Director of the NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center of Southeastern Vermont; and Tom Candon, Deputy Commissioner of the state's Banking Division and a VHFA Commissioner.

Obama names next HUD secretary

shaun donovanPresident-elect Barack Obama named New York City Commissioner of Housing Preservation and Development Shaun Donovan next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Read Donovan's bio at the NYC Department of Housing and Preservation Development site.

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