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VHFA celebrates Pat Loller’s retirement with tears, smiles and feng shui

Sarah Pat CakeSurrounded by “lucky bamboo” to ensure a retirement filled with happiness and prosperity, VHFA staff celebrated Pat Loller’s last day as Director of Administration—a critical role Pat half-jokingly often described as “Chief of Stuff.”

Children's Literacy Foundation brings books and adventure to Highgate community

Traveler and author Jan Reynolds visited the Highgate apartment community in Barre this week, thanks to the Children's Literacy Foundation.

VHFA-ers hit the pavement

Being outdoors in downtown Burlington at lunch time is bound to bring you face to face with several of VHFA’s most active staff.    Steadfast Agency runners, cyclists and walkers, including Lisa Clark, Polly Thibault and Carolynn Mossey (pictured)

Resident service coordinators hone networks and skills at annual conference

The 15th annual New England Resident Services Coordinators (NERSC) conference was held last week in Brewster, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. The conference drew record attendance with more than 400 participants, even from outside New England.

Stiff ugly sweater competition at VHFA’s staff post-holiday party

VHFA staff celebrated the new year last week with their traditional ugly sweater competition, Yankee gift swap and potluck lunch.   

Crisis heating assistance available for Vermont residents

Lower-income Vermonters experiencing home heating problems on these extremely cold days are encouraged to contact the Vermont Department for Children and Families (DCF) to request crisis heating assistance. 

Vermont’s healthy homes program receives $1.7 million grant

The Vermont Housing & Conservation Board (VHCB) will receive a $1.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to fund Healthy Homes Vermont.

New HUD guidelines to help housing providers reduce childhood lead poisoning

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VHFA wins Governor's wellness recognition award

Housing Matters just learned that VHFA received Vermont's 2012 Worksite Wellness Award. The award comes from the Vermont Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.

Burlington wins $2.4 million to make homes safer for low-income residents

The City of Burlington’s Community & Economic Development Office (CEDO) has won a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to reduce lead-based paint hazards and address other health and safety hazards in the homes of low-income residents of Burlington and Winooski. CEDO will use $2,475,000 to make 135 eligible homes safe from lead-based paint and other health and safety hazards.


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