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Twin Pines board seeking resident members

The Twin Pines Housing Trust Board of Trustees is looking for residents of Twin Pines rental and homeownership properties to serve on the Board.

Residents bring valuable perspective to the Board when handling important policy issues.

To learn more, contact the Trust's office at 802.291.7000 or ann.givens@tphtrust.org.

Ketteridge named "Housing Hero" by Twin Pines

tom ketteridgeTom Ketteridge has received the 2009 Housing Hero award from Twin Pines Housing Trust in White River Junction.

The award is given to those who have "gone above and beyond normal effort to provide for the basic human need of clean, safe and dignified shelter."

Until recently, Tom was Managing Director of The Upper Valley Haven, a homeless shelter in White River Junction.

Help wanted at Housing Vermont

Our friends at non-profit housing development organization Housing Vermont in Burlington are looking for a Project Manager.

Read more about the position at the Seven Days Web site. Or email jobs@hvt.org.

Burlington Housing Authority receives funds for AIDS housing

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded Burlington Housing Authority approximately $392,000 to help house low-income families living with AIDS/HIV.

Elsewhere in New England, $1.3 million is going to the Frannie Peabody Center in Portland, Maine; $1.4 million to the city of Portland; and more than $716,000 to the state of New Hampshire.

Historic preservation survey

The Vermont Division for Historic Preservation wants to know your thoughts on, well, historic preservation.

The division's working to revise its 10-year plan, and is soliciting the opinions of Vermonter through an online survey.

Take the survey now.

"What Home Means to Me" photo contest

cameraThe deadline for Champlain Housing Trust's "What Home Means to Me" photo contest is approaching.

As part of CHT's 25th anniversary celebration they're giving away an Olympus 1020 camera, memory and camera bag to one 1st Prize winner.

Two 2nd Prize winners will receive photo books.

Wilmington considers options for town plan

As planners for the town of Wilmington consider the next scheduled revision to their town plan, our friends at Smart Growth Vermont are encouraging a plan for growth that preserves the character of the town.

During a presentation to the planning commission last night, Smart Growth Vermont Executive Director Noelle MacKay said the town should be encouraging people to agree they should have safe, decent housing people already living in their community can afford.

NeighborWorks of Western Vermont to receive $2 million

Our friends at NeighborWorks of Western Vermont will receive $2 million in federal economic stimulus funds to help first-time homebuyers.

The funding comes from the Community Development Financial Institutions Program, part of the recent American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

The $2 million is part of $6 million being split among three Vermont non-profit organizations: NeighborWorks of Western Vermont, Vermont Community Loan Fund and Opportunities Credit Union.

The federal government is allocating $90 million to 59 organizations in 26 states.

Champlain Housing Trust block party photos

Some photos here from Champlain Housing Trust's block party last Friday, celebrating their new digs at 88 King Street, Burlington.

Thanks to Jon Shenton, Marketing and Communications Coordinator over at CHT.

Deep energy retrofits workshop

The Vermont Green Building Network (VGBN) and the Vermont Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIAVT) is presenting "Deep Energy Retrofits," a workshop for builders, architects and others, June 19 in Montpelier.

As a follow up to the "Toward Net-Zero Energy Homes" series, this workshop will focus on the deep energy retrofits of homes and other building types.


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