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Affordable homes under construction in Manchester

With among the highest average home prices in the state, the town of Manchester, Vermont, seems that perfect the location for New England's largest community of homes built through Habitat for Humanity.

Volunteers and community developers and planners are building 22 homes that will be sold with price tags affordable to moderate and lower income families.

See coverage from WCAX.

Fourteen new affordable apartments in Randolph

Historic West Rutland buildings converted to energy efficient apartments

Senator Bernie Sanders was in West Rutland Friday to celebrate the conversion of two historic buildings-- Stanislaus School and a former convent that had been unoccupied for years--into affordable, energy efficient housing.  

Hickory Street apartments ready in Rutland

The first phase of renovations at the Forest Park apartment complex in Rutland are complete. Residents began moving into the 33 mixed-income apartments on Hickory Street on Thursday.  

Vermont Housing Finance Agency provided federal low-income housing tax credits for the project. A variety of other funding sources included the federal public housing program and  HOME program.

Renovations complete at Depot II in Bethel

Ten affordable apartments have been renovated and upgraded thanks to a variety of funders and construction professionals.   VHFA provided both construction financing and housing credits.   Improvements were made to the buildings’ drainage system and included constructing a new retaining wall—both of which were already tested by Tropical Storm Irene and held up well.

16 Apartments Rehabilitated in Morrisville and Stowe

Lamoille Housing Partnership and Housing Vermont joined with community members and state officials to celebrate the completion of extensive renovations to five apartment buildings in Morrisville and Stowe.  The renovations focused primarily on improving energy efficiency and the durability of the buildings.

Ribbon cut on Ellis Block

VHFA Senior Development Underwriter Cindy Reid (right) and others cut the ribbon yesterday on the newly-renovated Springfield Cinemas 3.

The theatre, damaged by fire three years ago, opened in time to show what will likely be the biggest movie of the year: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II."

$380k secured for senior housing in Vergennes

Eight sources of funds totaling $6.2 million will help construct 25 new affordable rental units for seniors in Vergennes.

"This is exactly the kind of housing we should be building — not only does it meet the significant need for quality and affordable senior housing, but it does it in a very energy efficient manner," U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders says.

Vergennes Senior Housing groundbreaking

Join Addison County Community Trust, Housing Vermont, Sen. Bernie Sanders and U.S. Housing & Urban Development Regional Administrator Barbara Fields at a groundbreaking celebration for Vergennes Senior Housing.

It takes places next Monday, June 27, at 9:30 a.m., Armory Lane, Vergennes.

R.V.S.P. to dot@hvt.org.

Thayer Commons in Free Press

The ground breaking at Thayer Commons in Burlington's New North End yesterday was the subject of an article in today's Burlington Free Press.

The article cites Housing Vermont's Nancy Owens with a figure of about $760 for a two-bedroom rental in the facility, including heat and water, compared with a market rate of about $1,200.


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