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VHFA News

Posted by: Leslie Black-Plumeau on February 3, 2017 - 2:57pm

Applications for the 2017 round of federal capped (9%) Low-Income Housing Tax Credits and Vermont State Housing Credits are due to VHFA by Friday, February 10, 2017Housing credits are the largest source of funding in Vermont for building and renovating affordable rental housing. 

Get more information on our website or check out our recent annual report to learn about projects in 2016 funded with housing credits.  

Pictured: Senator Leahy, partners and residents at grand opening of a 40-unit rental  complex on Burlington's Bright Street. Construction was funded primarily through VHFA-allocated housing tax credits. Photo courtesy of HUD. 

 

Posted by: Leslie Black-Plumeau on February 2, 2017 - 12:48pm

2016 provided the perfect opportunity to witness the powerful connection between VHFA’s mission, workplace satisfaction and social impact. The agency served more home buyers in 2016 than in any year since the Great Recession. VHFA’s awards of tax credits remained the largest source of funding for building and renovating affordable rental housing. In 2016, among the variety of public and private funders, VHFA’s financing single-handedly paid for nearly half of all the costs statewide of creating affordable homes for low-income Vermonter renters.

In testament to the importance of its mission and the impact of its work, VHFA was named the number one Best Place to Work in Vermont among small and medium-sized companies in 2016. “Our employees make this the best place to work because they are so committed to our mission,” Executive Director Sarah Carpenter said. “This honor directly reflects the dedication of our staff.”

Watch our annual report video, read the report or find out how VHFA can help you in 2017!

Posted by: Leslie Black-Plumeau on January 24, 2017 - 1:14pm

Twin Pines Housing Trust is offering a "Secrets of Homebuying Workshop" on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.  Participants will learn how to apply for a mortgage with special financing, closing costs, work with a realtor, budgeting, credit and homeowners insurance.  Fee is $65 per household.

Register or  read more.

Posted by: Leslie Black-Plumeau on January 23, 2017 - 3:52pm
On Wednesday, March 8, 2017, Bess O’Brien, a nationally celebrated, VT based documentary film maker will present her award winning film The Hungry Heart   The 93-minute film is a thoughtful and revealing look at prescription drug addiction shot right here in Vermont.  The event is coordinated by Vermont Resident Services Coordinators (VRSC) and sponsored by VHFA and Vermont Housing Managers Association.  Please R.S.V.P. to Doug Hemmings at dhemmings@maloneyproperties.com.  More information is at www.vrsc.org.  
 
Agenda
Registration 9:30 am—10:00 am
Training 10:00 am—12:30 pm
Lunch & Networking 12:30-1:00 pm
VRSC Member Meeting: 1:00-2:00 pm                                                               
 
Cost
If you are a current member of VRSC or your organization is a current member of VHMA, the training and lunch are free . For others, it’s $10.
 
Support VRSC
Your support through VRSC membership or as a sponsoring organization is essential to its continued success. VRSC is a small volunteer group of dedicated resident service coordinators that put membership and sponsorship dollars back into providing first rate presenters on the most relevant and timely topics for the industry.
Posted by: Leslie Black-Plumeau on January 10, 2017 - 9:36am

HUD Secretary Julian Castro described his hopes for the transition to new leadership during an interview with NPR yesterday. 

A congressional confirmation hearing, scheduled for Thursday, will provide an opportunity for nominee Ben Carson to share his goals for U.S. housing policy. 

Castro met with Vermont housing officials in Burlington last summer and attended the opening of the new Bright Street affordable rental housing complex.  

Pictured: HUD Secretary Castro meets new Bright Street apartment residents in Burlington, September 1, 2016.  Photo courtesy of HUD.  

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