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Posted by: VHFA on April 21, 2008 - 8:07am

For several years, the Vermont Housing Council and Vermont Housing Awareness Campaign has published their annual "Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Housing and Wages in Vermont."

The report examines the gap between what Vermonters tend to earn and what they can expect to pay for housing in the Green Mountain State.

The Center for Housing Policy in Washington, D.C., has published its most recent "Paycheck to Paycheck," a study that tackles the same topic for housing markets across the country.

Visit the "Paycheck to Paycheck" site or read MSN Money's story on the topic.

Posted by: VHFA on April 18, 2008 - 10:10am

pat lollerVHFA Director of Administration Patricia Loller, PHR was reappointed to the board of the Vermont Human Resources Association.

Pat's been on the board for the past two years, and was reappointed as Society of Human Resource Management liaison for another two-year term.

Posted by: VHFA on April 18, 2008 - 10:09am

sam falzoneVHFA Director of Multifamily Programs Sam Falzone took top prize in the Agency's stair climbing contest, the latest VHFA wellness activity.

Sam logged a stagging 530 flights of stairs climbed inside VHFA's three-story headquarters during the four-week period starting March 24.

Rounding out the top three: Loan Portfolio Accountant Martha Fleming at 450 flights, and Executive Assistant Lori Gilding at 440.

Posted by: VHFA on April 18, 2008 - 8:46am

The State of Vermont has nominated HomeShare Vermont, an organization that provides matching services for homesharing and caregiving, for a national award.

The Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living has nominated the South Burlington non-profit as a "Program Champion" in recognition of the Agency on Aging's Older Americans Month.

HomeShare Vermont was one of only three Vermont organizations to receive a nomination. Representatives from the organization will be honored at a ceremony in Gilman with Gov. Jim Douglas on May 7.

You can watch a new 10-minute video about HomeShare Vermont, produced by CCTV Productions, right here:

Posted by: VHFA on April 15, 2008 - 8:30am

annual report coverSpring marks the beginning of work on VHFA's annual report/wall calendar.

For the past several years, we've published our annual report in the form of a wall calendar to remind folks of the good work VHFA does year-round in the name of affordable housing.

We're looking for recent homeowners with VHFA mortgage loans who're willing to be photographed for the report.

The procedure's relatively painless: 30-60 minutes of your time to let us snap some photos of you and yours outside your home some sunny day this spring or summer.

If you became a VHFA customer within the last couple years and would like to appear in our next report — or if you're a VHFA lender or other partner who knows a VHFA customer who'd make a good photo subject — contact me directly.