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Posted by: VHFA on June 2, 2008 - 11:16am

Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce Vice-President George Malek told the Montpelier City Council that the Capitol City could be better off if it built more housing.

Malek's comments came last week as the Council discussed alternative revenue sources for the city, including a possible local option tax.

Read more about housing and Montpelier's budget in this article from the Times Argus.

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Posted by: VHFA on May 30, 2008 - 11:32am

walkingVHFA Loan Portfolio Accountant Martha Fleming received the third weekly award in the Agency's current walking program.

Martha won a gift card to Burlington Bay Market & Cafe for being the Agency's most consistent walker, walking approximately 20 miles every week!

We're at the mid-way point of VHFA's eight-week walking program, encouraging staff members to wear Agency-supplied pedometers to count their steps and increase their physical activity.

Read more about our walking program.

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Posted by: josh on May 21, 2008 - 2:02pm

Staff from VHFA and other housing organizations celebrated the grand opening of Village Housing, a new 30-unit building housing families in Middlebury.

Village Housing was developed by Housing Vermont; Addison County Community Trust; and HOPE, formerly known as Addison County Community Action Group.

In addition to Tax Credits, state credits, and construction and permanent financing from VHFA, the project received funding from VHCB, HOME, VCLT, NeighborWorks® and VCDP.

The project also received a price concession on the land from Middlebury College.

Village Housing is one component of a larger smart growth community that includes Middlebury Cottages, an affordable single-family home development, as well as high-end market rate housing and commercial lots.

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Photos (clockwise from upper-left): Village Housing; VHFA Chief of Program Operations David Adams; (from left) Gov. Jim Douglas; Terry McKnight, ACCT; Jeanne Montross, HOPE; and Nancy Owens, Housing Vermont.

Posted by: VHFA on May 20, 2008 - 8:25am

walking program mapVHFA Multifamily Operations Specialist Josh Slade received the second weekly award in the Agency's current walking program.

Josh won a gift card to Dick's Sporting Goods for being the Agency's most-improved walker this week, walking 16 miles more this week than last!

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

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

Read more about our walking program.

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Posted by: VHFA on May 19, 2008 - 8:26am

homeshare vermont logoHomeShare Vermont Inc. was named a 2008 Older Americans Month Program Champion by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging.

The award highlights programs that demonstrate the principles of the Administration's efforts to modernize community-based long-term care and provide greater assurance that older people will maintain their independence longer.

HomeShare Vermont assists elders and persons with disabilities to live independently in their own homes by bringing them together with people seeking affordable housing and caregiving opportunities. The organization provides matching services for anyone in Chittenden County.

Learn more at the HomeShare Vermont Web site.

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