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VHFA News

Posted by: VHFA on 7/25/2008

Owners and managers of VHFA-financed multifamily properties take note: We've just posted new documents for your 2009 budgets.

As in past years, we're providing you with a memo, instructions and an Excel worksheet — the Form 805. There're also updated documents for mobile home parks — the Form 905.

All these are available for download in the "Forms, documents and memos" section of our Web site.

Posted by: VHFA on 7/25/2008

Central Vermont Community Land Trust (CVCLT) has extended the deadline for its 2008 Mini-Grants for Central Vermont to Sept. 12.

These grants will range from $500 to $1,000 and will go to community groups or town committees in towns and cities of Washington County and northern Orange County that are working to develop housing-related projects.

Read more about these grants or view a sample application letter.

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Posted by: VHFA on 7/23/2008

We've completed our RFP process to select a firm or firms to provide VHFA with financial advisory services.

VHFA has selected Piper Jaffray, our current financial advisor, to continue in its role as the Agency's General Financial Advisor and Swap Advisor.

We've also selected three firms to act as GIC Bidding Agents for VHFA:

  • Grant Street
  • Lamont Financial Services
  • Pinnacle Financial Group

Read more about this RFP.

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Posted by: VHFA on 7/23/2008

We've posted descriptions for the 18 workshops of the 2008 Vermont Statewide Housing Conference, and have started posting speaker bios as they roll in.

The conference is Vermont's premiere housing event, coming around every two years. This year's event will be Tuesday, Nov. 18 at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center in South Burlington.

You can register online now. Do it before Oct. 17, and save $10 off the regular price, paying just $40 for the day-long event.

If you're keen on registering the old fashioned way, download the PDF registration form, and mail it along with a check. Or ... wait for the conference brochure, which we'll mail soon.

Posted by: VHFA on 7/23/2008

Our friends and partners at the Center for Rural Studies (CRS) at the University of Vermont (UVM) in Burlington are ramping up for their 30th anniversary celebration coming this fall.

The Center will hold a free anniversary symposium on Saturday, Oct. 4 at UVM's Davis Center. The day-long event will include:

  • Presentations and panel discussions
  • CRS and partner display tables
  • Vermonter poll over the years
  • CRS online scavenger hunt with drawn prize from Growing Vermont

Lunch will be available at the event for $18.

VHFA partnered with CRS to develop the Vermont Housing Data Web site, Vermont's largest online source of affordable and market-rate housing data.

Details on the CRS symposium are available at the CRS Web site.

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