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VHFA News

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!

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.

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