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VPR covers CHT honor

Vermont Public Radio aired a story today about Champlain Housing Trust's winning a United Nations World Habitat Award.

Read the script or listen to the story.

VRSC publishes guide

Vermont Resident Service Coordinators has published a new resources guide.

Read our previous post about this publication, or download the document (PDF).

Fuel assistance workshop agenda

Rick DeAngelis at Vermont Housing & Conservation Board in Montpelier has released more details about the fuel assistance workshop taking place Oct. 1 in Montpelier.

The workshop is for owners and managers of affordable rental housing, and will focus on how those people can assist their very low income residents take advantage of the Vermont Fuel Assistance program.

The agenda will be:

Participate in Web site focus group

The Center for Rural Studies (CRS) at the University of Vermont is conducting a series of focus groups to improve the Vermont Housing Data Web site.

These 30-minute sessions will help determine how the site is being used, how it impacts/benefits users, and how it could be improved. Each session will include group discussion as well as hands-on navigation of the site.

VRSC to publish new guide

Later this month, Vermont Resident Service Coordinators will publish the VRSC Resident Service Coordinators Guide for Vermont.

New Americorps VISTA member joins VAHC staff

Abby Krause, an Americorps VISTA member and recent University of Vermont graduate, has joined the staff at the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition (VAHC) in Burlington.

Vt Affordable Housing Coalition to hold annual meeting

The Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition (VAHC) will hold its annual meeting as a joint meeting with the Vermont Coalition to End Homelessness (VCEH) on Sept. 10.

VAHC will be holding elections for its steering committee and officers. All five current members are seeking re-election. The nominees are:

NERSC announces new President, Board

New England Resident Service Coordinators Inc. (NERSC) has announced its new President and Board of Directors.

Jean Benson Bernstein will lead the Massachusetts-based non-profit as President. She is Director of Resident Services for WinnResidential and has served on the NERSC Board for three years.

Requests for housing help increase in 2008

Officials at Vermont 2-1-1, the free referral service operated by the United Ways of Vermont, report more calls this year have been regarding housing assistance than in 2007.

An article in this morning's Burlington Free Press provides some numbers: Through last month, calls in 2008 regarding housing totaled 1,916, compared to a total of housing-related calls in 2007 of 2,089.

In Chittenden County, housing-related calls through last month totalled 590, compared with a total of 669 for last year.

CVCLT names new Executive Director

eileen peltierCentral Vermont Community Land Trust (CVCLT) has named Eileen Peltier Executive Director.

Eileen, who lives in Calais, has been the land trust's Director of Finance and Administration for the last year.

Read the CVCLT's press release.

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