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Posted by: VHFA on June 12, 2008 - 8:12am

michelle kennedyVermont author Michelle Kennedy has been confirmed to deliver the keynote address at the Vermont Statewide Housing Conference on Nov. 18.

She's the author of 10 books, including 2005's "Without a Net: Middle Class and Homeless (with Kids) in America." The book details her life at 24 as a recent ex-American University student and homeless mother living with three children in her station wagon.

A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Michelle has written several books, nearly all of them about parenting. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, Salon.com and The Christian Science Monitor. In 2004 she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

The biennial conference is Vermont's premiere housing event. Approximately 450 people attended the previous conference in 2006.

We're close to launching a new Web site for the conference, with details on the day's workshops, speakers and your chance to take advantage of early bird registration pricing by registering online.

Stay tuned ...

Posted by: VHFA on June 11, 2008 - 10:10am

walkingVHFA Multifamily Management Officer Ann-Marie Plank received the fifth weekly award in the Agency's current walking program.

Ann-Marie won a gift certificate to Healthy Living Natural Foods in South Burlington in a random drawing of all participants who are still on the map.

We're in the midst of VHFA's eight-week walking program, encouraging staff members to wear Agency-supplied pedometers to count their steps, increase their physical activity and "reach the beach."

We're tracking progress of each participant on a map representing a path from Burlington, Vt., to the coast of Maine.

Read more about our walking program

Posted by: VHFA on June 9, 2008 - 3:43pm

cvclt logoCentral Vermont Community Land Trust (CVCLT) is looking for a new Executive Director with a strong commitment to affordable housing.

Based in Barre, this non-profit, mission-driven organization provides affordable housing, property management, homebuyer education, lending, and community development services to communities in Central Vermont.

Areas of responsibility include:

  • Program administration and development
  • Fiscal management
  • Supervision of program managers and staff
  • Board development
  • Community partnerships and relations

Experience in a leadership role in a non-profit, community and/or housing development organization is desired.

To apply, mail or email resume, cover letter, references and salary requirements to:

ED Search Committee
Central Vermont Community Land Trust
107 N Main St
Barre VT 05641

Deadline for applications is 5 p.m. EDT Friday, July 11.

For more information about the Central Vermont Community Land Trust visit the CVCLT Web site.

The Central Vermont Community Land Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted by: VHFA on June 9, 2008 - 3:08pm

Juli Beth Hinds, formerly with our friends at the City of South Burlington's Department of Planning and Zoning, has joined VHB Pioneer in Vergennes as Senior Project Manager.

Read VHB Pioneer's press release for more.

Posted by: VHFA on June 9, 2008 - 2:41pm

VHFA was one of many businesses and organizations without Internet access until mid-afternoon Monday, due to an outage that affected customers of our Internet provider in Vermont, New York and Pennsylvania.

If you're reading this message, VHFA.org is once again online.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Read WCAX-TV's story about the outage.