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CBS News features VHFA lender

bank president mark youngThe CBS Evening News with Katie Couric featured VHFA participating lender First National Bank of Orwell on yesterday's broadcast.

You can watch the segment and read a synopsis of the story at the CBS site.

VRSC Web site revamped; HUD docs available

In addition to the new Vermont Resident Service Coordinators (VRSC) Resource Guide, which we pointed you to in previous Housing Matters posts, there are a handful of other new resources at the VRSC Web site.

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.

Participants receive a $40 gift card, and will be entered in a raffle to win a 4GB iPod nano.

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.

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