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LIZA VEDDER PLANTILLA JOINS NATIONAL AFFORDABLE HOUSING WORKING GROUP

BURLINGTON, VT  Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) Multifamily Development Underwriter Liza Vedder Plantilla has joined the Affordable Housing Working Group of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Homes committee. LEED for Homes is a voluntary rating system that promotes the transformation of the mainstream home building industry towards more sustainable practices. The Initiative for Affordable Housing, funded by a grant from The Home Depot Foundation, is a component of LEED for Homes that addresses differences between affordable housing and marketrate housing.

NCSHA HONORS VHFA WITH TWO AWARDS AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE

BURLINGTON, VT  The National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) honored Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) with two awards during its 2005 Annual Awards for Program Excellence luncheon. VHFA’s Vermont Housing Data Web site (www.housingdata.org) was a winner in the “Management Innovation, Technological Innovation” category.

VERMONT HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY HIRES RESEARCH ANALYST

BURLINGTON, VT  Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) Executive Director Sarah Carpenter announced today the hiring of Leslie Black-Plumeau as Research Analyst. Black-Plumeau provides research support for administration of VHFA programs and development of new housing initiatives. She also designs reports to facilitate the exchange of housing data and research information among VHFA staff members, management, Board of Commissioners, and other housing organizations. Black-Plumeau was Research Analyst at VHFA from 1998 to 2001.

VERMONT HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY HIRES ACCOUNTING CLERK

BURLINGTON, VT  Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) Executive Director Sarah Carpenter announced today the hiring of Tina Franzen of Essex Junction as Accounting Clerk. Franzen joined VHFA in March as an intern handling accounts payable in the Agency’s finance department. She previously worked at Harrington’s of Vermont in Richmond and the United States Postal Service in Essex Junction. Franzen is a graduate of Essex Junction Educational Center and is attending Community College of Vermont in Burlington.

VHFA STAFFER ATTENDS HARVARD LEADERSHIP PROGRAM AS FANNIE MAE FOUNDATION FELLOW

BURLINGTON—Vermont Housing Finance Agency Public Affairs Manager John Fairbanks is attending the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government this month. Fairbanks, who joined VHFA in 2001, was one of 20 applicants nation-wide who is attending the Program as a Fannie Mae Foundation Fellow.

Heineberg Celebrates Success of Housing Model

BURLINGTON—Ninety seniors living in Burlington’s New North End will be able to keep their affordable housing thanks to efforts of a team of housing non-profits. Heineberg Senior Housing, an 82-unit apartment complex these seniors call home, was built in 1990 using a combination of public and private funding. It also used low income housing tax credits, which require that rents remain affordable for 15 years.

VHFA DROPS HOME MORTGAGE LOAN INTEREST RATES

BURLINGTON— Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) has dropped the interest rate on a 30-year, no points, fixed rate loan to 5.45 percent. The new low rate is expected to help more Vermonters realize their dream of homeownership. The new rate became effective yesterday. “When market conditions permit, we always take the opportunity to lower rates,” VHFA Executive Director Sarah Carpenter, “but those conditions change constantly, so we can never predict how long any rate will last.

VHFA ANNOUNCES NEW HOMEOWNERSHIP INCOME AND PURCHASE PRICE LIMITS

BURLINGTON—More Vermonters are able to take part in Vermont Housing Finance Agency's low-interest mortgage programs now that VHFA’s Board of Commissioners has approved new income and purchase price limits. “VHFA is constantly working to give Vermonters more options when it comes to purchasing homes,” according to Executive Director Sarah Carpenter. “These changes reflect those efforts, as well as the perpetually rising housing costs in Vermont. “With the new limits, many more Vermonters and Vermont properties have become eligible for VHFA financing.

QUEEN CITY HOUSING COSTS 35% HIGHER THAN NATIONAL AVERAGE

BURLINGTON—Vermont’s Queen City area might be one of the most livable in America, but it’s also an increasingly expensive one, especially for housing. New figures from ACCRA, a community and economic development research association, released today by the Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce and Vermont Housing Finance Agency, show that the cost-of-living in the Burlington area — Burlington, South Burlington, Winooski and Colchester — for the third quarter of 2004 was more than 17 percent above the national average.

VHFA HONORS TOP MORTGAGE LOAN ORIGINATORS

BURLINGTON—Vermont Housing Finance Agency announced its top mortgage loan originators for 2004.

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