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Wellness

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.

Steps to smokefree multi-unit housing

The American Lung Association announced a new online resource on the issue of smokefree multi-unit housing, Smokefree Policies in Multi-Unit Housing: Steps for Success.    These tools are targeted to public health advocates fairly new to the topic, property managers, residents and others will find the .  

Study confirms academic benefits of reducing childhood exposure to lead-based paint

Public policy efforts in Massachusetts in the 1990s to reduce children’s exposure to lead generated “modest but statistically significant improvements in test performance in the 2000s, with particular benefits for children in low-income communities,”  according to a recent report.  The study was conducted by the New England Public Policy Center at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

Read the study.

Wellness challenge winners: Sherri Mullin, Robin Howe

Sherri Mullin and Robin Howe were the final winners in VHFA’s “Five-Week Wellness Challenge.”

Sherri was selected at random from all staff members who participated in Week #5 of the challenge to receive a gift certificate from Healthy Living. Robin was our grand prize winner, getting a day off. (Use it wisely, Robin — at least three hours of cardio.)

The challenge was a progressive fitness program that encourages staff members to make small improvements to their health each week.

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