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Posted by: Will White on February 8, 2017 - 12:49pm

Another photo contest is underway!

What do you love most about your home? Show us with a photo!

Valentine's Day is about more than just one person. Show us what Valentine's Day means to you by tagging us on Facebook or Twitter @vhfa with your photo, email us at intern@vhfa.org, or simply comment with a photo.

Winner will receive a $50 gift card to Bed Bath & Beyond. Good luck!

Posted by: Will White on February 8, 2017 - 12:03pm

Need an affordable apartment or know someone who does?  There are vacancies in 24 different apartment complexes across the state, according to the Vermont Directory of Affordable Rental Housing. Find out more about particular units by visiting the vacancy profiles on line.


Property Units Address City/town
Clarks Landing 9 25 Clarks Landing Groton
Crystal Lake Housing 15 117 High Street; 109 Water Street and 35 Main Street Barton
Darling Inn 28 76 Depot Street Lyndon
Derby Line Gardens 11 197 Main Street Derby Line
Gilman Senior Housing 10 29 & 31 Jefferson Avenue Concord
Glover Senior Housing 12 23 Dexter Mountain Road Glover
Governor Prouty Apartments 24 26, 28 & 54 Governor Drive Newport City
Groton Community Housing 18 168 Powder Spring Road; 1334 Scott Highway; 1352 Scott Highway and 1579 Scott Highway Groton
Hilltop Family Housing 24 426 Summer St, 606 Summer St, 20 Cote Court, 390 Portland St St. Johnsbury
Lakebridge 21 343 Main Street, 48 Pleasant Street and 14, 26 & 50 Compass Drive Newport
Lakeview Housing 16 16 Governor Drive, 36 Field Avenue and 236 Highland Avenue Newport
Marigold Apartments 6 141 Church Street Lyndonville
Moose River Housing 28 159, 195, 231 & 261 Moose River Drive St. Johnsbury
Mountain View St. Jay Housing 48 105, 106, 178 & 196 Mountain View Drive St. Johnsbury
Newport Senior Housing 13 107 & 119 Main Street Newport
Parkview 12 143 Willey Street Newport City
Passumpsic View Apartments 25 394 Railroad Street St. Johnsbury
Portfolio Enhancement 1 (Cobblestone Project) 10 34 Canal Street Brattleboro
Rainbow Apartments 20 25 Church Street Orleans
Riverview Apartments 57 73 Westminster Street Bellows Falls
The Meadows 10 4568 VT Route 14 Irasburg
West River Valley - Assisted Living 28 461 Grafton Road Townshend
Western Avenue Apartments 13 925, 929 & 935 Western Avenue Brattleboro
Whetstone Housing 20 50, 58 & 64 Canal Street and 42 South Main Street Brattleboro


Posted by: Leslie Black-Plumeau on February 7, 2017 - 8:52am

As a part of the ongoing Roadmap to End Homelessness work that VHFA has partially funded through a partnership with the Agency of Human Services, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board and many others, national experts on Supportive Housing will be in Vermont next week to provide a training on best practices.

Housing developers, managers, and advocates are strongly encouraged to attend to learn about the most successful ways of creating affordable housing with necessary supportive services to increase households’ success in living independently after homelessness.

Event details

  • Tuesday February 14
  • 12:30-4:00 PM
  • Kirk Alumni Center, Middlebury College
  • 217 Golf Course Rd., Middlebury

Please register by Tuesday February 7th.  Contact Chelsea Ross at chelsea.ross@csh.org with any questions.

Topics covered

1. Development and Financing:

  • What are the steps in developing Supportive Housing?
  • How do you put together resources?
  • How do you gain community support for projects?
  • What does a well-planned project look like?

2. Partnerships and Agreements:

  • What sort of organizations need to come together?
  • What are the roles and responsibilities of each partner?
  • What should MOUs and MOA’s cover and include? 
  • What happens when conflicts arise between team members arise?
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!