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Efficiency Vermont warns shoppers about low-quality LEDs

Efficiency Vermont is warning consumers about low-quality, non-certified LEDs that have recently started to flood the lighting market. These products may not perform when it comes to light quality, energy savings, and lifetime. By choosing an ENERGY STAR® certified LED bulb, shoppers can rest assured they are getting the highest-quality product with guaranteed savings.

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Need an affordable apartment?

Need an affordable apartment or know someone who does? There are vacancies in 11 different apartment complexes across the state, according to the Vermont Directory of Affordable Rental Housing.

The Village Movement: Getting Started in Vermont

Join AARP, The University of Vermont's Center on Aging, and guest speaker Natalie Galucia MSA, Director of the Village to Village Network, in exploring the village concept. The Village Movement is the concept of developing nonprofit villages for those age 50 and older, in which they can age at home safely and as part of a community. 

RSVP required.  Read more and register.

Scholarships available for students in housing financed through Housing Vermont

The Housing Vermont Scholarship Fund will award up to $10,000 to residents of housing affiliated with Housing Vermont. Students are eligible for a renewable scholarship of up to $2,500 for tuition, books, childcare, transportation, or other expenses related to enrolling in a program.

Applications are due to the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation by March 4. Read more from Housing Vermont

Temporary housing available for Vermonters at risk of homelessness during weekend's extreme cold

Vermonters at risk of homelessness should  call 2-1-1 to arrange for temporary housing during the extreme cold this weekend, Governor Peter Shumlin advised Friday.

The Vermont Division of Emergency Management & Homeland Security is issuing wind chill warnings for most of the state from 4 a.m. Saturday through 7 p.m. Sunday, with wind chill temperatures expected to plunge to between 25 and 40 below zero.

Home Buyer's Education Workshop

RuralEdge Homeownership Center is offering a class on the homebuying process, choosing the right home, mortgage types, closing costs, first-time homebuyer incentives and more. The class is sponsored by Passumpsic Savings Bank and Poulin Lumber. Learn more about how to sign up.

Housing & Conservation Day at the State House


Photo of VT State House, Montpelier by L. Black-Plumeau

This will be an opportunity for organizations to talk with state legislators about the importance of the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board's balanced and sustainable investments in Vermont communities.

Business leaders consider housing challenges in Chittenden County

Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission Executive Director Charlie Baker joined area business leaders this week to discuss the region's growing  jobs-housing imbalance. Although the number of people working in Chittenden County has grown to approximately 99,800, there are 11,300 fewer employees living here than in 2002. 

Check out Baker's presentation for more information.

Champlain Housing Trust receives Renewal Award for innovation

Yesterday Champlain Housing Trust's (CHT) Executive Director, Brenda Torpy, accepted the Renewal Award at a reception in Des Moines, Iowa. CHT's shared equity, permanently affordable homeownership program and five other innovative programs were selected during a nationwide search for cre­at­ive, grassroots solu­tions to the coun­try’s most press­ing so­cial and eco­nom­ic chal­lenges.

Recognizing the clear benefits of shared equity homeownership for low- and moderate-income Vermonters, VHFA has long supported the state's network of shared equity programs, including CHT's. 

2016 Consolidated Plan Public Meeting

The State of Vermont’s Department of Housing and Community Development is conducting a public hearing in preparation for developing its 2016 HUD Consolidated Plan Action Plan. The purpose of the hearing is to obtain citizens' views about housing, homelessness, public facilities and services, and non-housing community development needs in the state, development of proposed grant activities, and to review past performance of programs included in the plan.

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