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Ribbon cut at Union Square

Gov. Jim Douglas and housing officials cut the ribbon on Union Square Apartments, an affordable housing development in Windsor.

The $17 million renovation project opened for move-ins Dec. 1.

Read the Valley News story about the project.

Read more about Union Square in our previous posts:

Veterans housing breaks ground in Winooski

veterans housingOfficials held a groundbreaking ceremony for COTS Veterans' Housing in Winooski yesterday.

The five-story, 24,000-square-foot building, at 120 West Canal Street, will provide 17 units of transitional housing for homeless veterans; and another 12 units of permanent supportive housing, long-term housing that provides access to an on-site manager and case workers.

Meadowlane Apartments ribbon cutting

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Gov. Jim Douglas joined housing representatives, residents, local and state officials in cutting the ribbon on Meadowlane Apartments in Milton yesterday.

The project, originally built in 1980, includes 20 newly-renovated units and an additional 16 units of new affordable housing.

Photos: Champlain Housing Trust ribbon cutting

sen. leahy addresses crowdChamplain Housing Trust (CHT) played host to approximately 100 guests at a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday morning for their new headquarters on King Street in Burlington.

The building, a stone's throw from VHFA's location on Saint Paul Street, also contains 20 new units of housing.

Montpelier gets eight new apartments

The Central Vermont Land Trust held an open house yesterday at 208 Barre Street in Montpelier.

Eight new apartments are ready for occupancy in the Bianchi Block, a 1907 building that has been home to an auto parts store, granite worker housing and social clubs over the years.

Read the Times Argus story on the project.

Downtown Crossing opens

Bennington celebrated its newest affordable housing project with a ribbon cutting event at Downtown Crossing last Thursday. Approximately 40 people including VHFA Public Affairs Manager John Fairbanks attended the event.

The 12-unit development includes four units in a new building on South Street, and eight units in a renovated building on School Street.

Ground breaking at Union Square Apartments, Windsor

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VHFA Commissioner Gus Seelig (left) and Executive Director Sarah Carpenter (third from right) were among the housing dignitaries who attended a ground breaking ceremony at Union Square Apartments in Windsor last Friday.

Union Square Apartments, formerly known as Armory Square, is a $9 million construction project that will offer 58 affordable apartments when it's completed next November.

Burlington Co-Housing grand opening

burlington co-housingVHFA Executive Director Sarah Carpenter joined other development and funding partners yesterday at the grand opening of Burlington Co-Housing East Village.

This $8 million mixed-income development represents nearly 15 years of planning and organizing by the Burlington Co-Housing Development LLC.

VHFA provided $6.1 million in construction financing to the 32-unit development.

Grand opening at Village Housing, Middlebury

Staff from VHFA and other housing organizations celebrated the grand opening of Village Housing, a new 30-unit building housing families in Middlebury.

Village Housing was developed by Housing Vermont; Addison County Community Trust; and HOPE, formerly known as Addison County Community Action Group.

In addition to Tax Credits, state credits, and construction and permanent financing from VHFA, the project received funding from VHCB, HOME, VCLT, NeighborWorks® and VCDP.

The project also received a price concession on the land from Middlebury College.


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