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Posted by: Mia Watson on September 17, 2018 - 3:51pm

Mutual of America Life Insurance Company is our newest Platinum level sponsor of the 2018 Vermont Statewide Housing Conference. The conference will be held on November 13th and 14th at the Hilton Burlington. Conference registration is now open, with special early bird pricing available for a limited time only.

The conference, held every two years, draws hundreds of housing professionals, including legislators, town and regional planners, advocates, developers, and bankers. It offers a unique opportunity to network, learn, and be inspired about housing in Vermont. This exciting event would not be possible without sponsors like Mutual of America.

A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available! Sign up to sponsor this event now to get free conference registrations, an exhibit table, and many marketing benefits. Learn more about sponsorship benefits online.

Posted by: Mia Watson on September 12, 2018 - 8:22am

TD Bank is our newest Platinum level sponsor of the 2018 Vermont Statewide Housing Conference. The conference will be held on November 13th and 14th at the Hilton Burlington. Conference registration is now open, with special early bird pricing available for a limited time only.

The conference, held every two years, draws hundreds of housing professionals, including legislators, town and regional planners, advocates, developers, and bankers. It offers a unique opportunity to network, learn, and be inspired about housing in Vermont. This exciting event would not be possible without sponsors like TD Bank.

A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available! Sign up to sponsor this event now to get free conference registrations, an exhibit table, and many marketing benefits. Learn more about sponsorship benefits online.

Posted by: Mia Watson on September 6, 2018 - 8:48am
The Winooski Housing Authority is our newest Platinum level sponsor of the 2018 Vermont Statewide Housing Conference. The conference will be held on November 13th and 14th at the Hilton Burlington. Conference registration is now open, with special early bird pricing available for a limited time only.

The conference, held every two years, draws hundreds of housing professionals, including legislators, town and regional planners, advocates, developers, and bankers. It offers a unique opportunity to network, learn, and be inspired about housing in Vermont. This exciting event would not be possible without sponsors like the Winooski Housing Authority

A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available! Sign up to sponsor this event now to get free conference registrations, an exhibit table, and many marketing benefits. Learn more about sponsorship benefits online.

Posted by: Leslie Black-Plumeau on September 4, 2018 - 11:44am

With jobs to fill in Vermont’s Upper Valley towns, the lack of housing affordable to potential employees is becoming an obvious economic challenge, according to Vermont Business Magazine.  

The article acknowledges the clear benefit of several recent rental housing renovation and construction projects in White River Junction, including the VHFA-supported mixed-income apartment building on Sykes Mountain Avenue and mixed-used complex at the corner of Bridge and Main streets.

Because of the growing importance of the linkages between the affordability of a town’s housing stock and economic sustainability, this year’s Vermont Statewide Housing Conference will feature a series of workshops on best practices for Vermont towns.  Read more about the conference’s Economic Development workshop featuring case studies of two Vermont towns that used housing to generate job and business growth. 

Early bird conference registration is open for a limited time. 

Pictured: Plans for Sykes Mountain Avenue development. Courtesy of Twin Pines Housing

Posted by: Mia Watson on August 30, 2018 - 9:37am

The Vermont State Treasurer’s Office is now accepting local investment financing proposals in the areas of weatherization and housing improvement. Agencies, authorities, non-profits, municipalities, and housing organizations are eligible to apply.

The State Treasurer’s Office manages an ongoing process of local investments that began in 2014 when the Vermont State Legislature established a Local Investment Advisory Committee. The initiative aims to invest a portion of the state’s operating funds in Vermont communities, while earning a competitive rate of return. These financing projects redirect funds that were invested primarily in out-of-state government agency securities and money market accounts at large financial institutions, to local investments. The Treasurer’s Office has committed over $30 million since 2014 in energy improvements in residential housing, commercial energy projects, higher education, and in the rehabilitation of State office buildings for energy efficiencies. Pursuant to Act 188 of 2018, the Treasurer, in consultation with the LIAC, is authorized to invest up to $5,000,000 in weatherization and housing improvement.

Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis. To view the official solicitation go to: VermontTreasurer.gov. All proposals and questions should be directed to Ashlynn Doyon, State Treasurer’s Office. She may be contacted via email at ashlynn.doyon@vermont.gov or by calling (802) 828-1451.

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