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Wellness for Housing Professionals: Strategies to Manage Stress, Optimize your Energy & Live your Life in Balance

In this upbeat, interactive workshop, Heather Main of Main Wellness Works will present dozens of ideas that you can use today to reduce stress, improve your energy and overall sense of well-being. Ideas presented will be philosophical, theoretical and practical, spanning everything from details about how much water you drink at work to how you approach your bucket-list of life dreams. We’ll talk about the 6-dimensions of wellness, how to get yourself out of a low or anxious mood, time management and tons more. Join us.

Updates to Vermont Fire & Building Code take effect October 10, 2016

The Vermont Department Fire Safety announced last week that on October 10, 2016 the 2015 Vermont Fire & Building Safety Code will take effect.

The Code establishes the process to obtain a construction or operating permit, lists the codes and standards that are adopted and describes the process used to evaluate and grant a variance or exemption from the Code. 

 

 

 

It's go time at VHFA!

With today marking the beginning of Week 2 of Vermont's Way to Go Challenge, VHFA staff are showing their stuff when it comes to reducing carbon pollution. 

Eight-two percent of the Agency’s staff are biking, walking, running, bussing and carpooling as much as possible before the challenge ends on October 7.  In addition to reducing its carbon footprint, the VHFA group has their eye on winning a Carbon Throw Down with our partners at Housing Vermont.

Twenty-three affordable apartments constructed in Hinesburg

Champlain Housing Trust opened a new apartment complex last week in Hinesburg constructed by Snyder Homes. The 23-unit complex includes 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units with rents ranging from $800 to $1,200 per month.

Federal and state housing tax credits allocated by VHFA provided 64% of the funding needed for the project's development. Additional partners included Vermont Housing Conservation Board, Vermont Community Development Program, the federal HOME program and Housing Vermont.

New fact sheets show impact and need for housing tax credits in VT

In Vermont, the federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits allocated by VHFA have financed 6,513 apartments, providing affordable homes to 15,175 low-income Vermont households and supporting 7,360 jobs.

Upcoming appraisal courses follow recent studies of energy efficient homes

In light of research documenting the lower default risks of mortgages for energy-efficient homes, the Vermont Green Home Alliance invites lenders and appraisers to consider two exciting courses scheduled for October 13-14, 2016 in Concord, New Hampshire:  

Rural housing finance: One size does not fit all

Unique features of rural housing require flexible national policies and financing programs, explains Executive Director Sarah Carpenter in her recent article for Rural Voices, a journal of the Housing Assistance Council.

Winooski Housing Authority will re-open voucher waiting list

On Wednesday, September 14, 2016,  the Winooski Housing Authority will re-open its Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) waiting list.

Applications are available at the Housing Authority's website or at their offices located at 83 Barlow Street, Winooski, Vermont. 

Vermont housing leaders advise HUD Secretary on importance of federal support, coordination, flexibility and working effectively in rural areas

At the invitation of Senator Patrick Leahy, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro visited Burlington yesterday to meet with the state’s housing leaders and attend a ribbon-cutting at the new Bright Street affordable housing project.

2016 Vermont Statewide Housing Conference promises twice as much

 

Register today!

Every other year Vermont holds a Vermont Statewide Housing Conference immediately after the election. This year, the conference will again be held at the Hilton Burlington but with many exciting changes and offering twice as much as in prior years, including:

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