-A A +A


Posted by: Leslie Black-Plumeau on February 22, 2017 - 3:30pm

The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is seeking input from the business community about their experiences with permitting and environmental regulation in Vermont.  Please share your insights at one of the "listening tour" meetings the Agency is holding over the next two weeks at locations around the state. 

Listening tour stop locations and dates 

  • St. Johnsbury: Thursday, February 23 from 4:00pm-5:00pm, Northeast Vermont Development Authority, 30 Eastern Avenue
  • Burlington: Friday, February 24 from 10:00am-11:00am, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, 60 Main Street
  • Rutland: Wednesday, March 1 from 9:00am-10:00am, Rutland Economic Development Corp., 67 Merchants Row, 3rd Floor
  • Brattleboro: Thursday, March 2 from 11:00am-12:00pm, Marlboro Graduate Center, 28 Vernon Street (Hosted by Brattleboro Development Credit Corp.)
  • White River Junction: Thursday, March 2 from 2:00pm-3:00pm, Hotel Coolidge, 39 S. Main Street (Hosted by Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission)

No RSVP is required to participate in a discussion. For more information about the listening tour, visit http://www.anr.vermont.gov or call (802) 828-1294.




Posted by: lori on February 17, 2017 - 3:49pm

BURLINGTON—Executive Director Sarah Carpenter announced Heather Kvasnak joined the Agency in the position of Manager of Business Development - Homeownership.

Heather has a background in mortgage lending as well as regulatory and compliance requirements .  Her previous positions with Wells Fargo and Bank of America required Heather to conduct trainings for diverse audiences. 

Heather resides in Fairfax, Vermont.

Heather joined the Agency on Friday, February 17th.  

Posted by: Will White on February 8, 2017 - 12:49pm

Another photo contest is underway!

What do you love most about your home? Show us with a photo!

Valentine's Day is about more than just one person. Show us what Valentine's Day means to you by tagging us on Facebook or Twitter @vhfa with your photo, email us at intern@vhfa.org, or simply comment with a photo.

Winner will receive a $50 gift card to Bed Bath & Beyond. Good luck!

Posted by: Will White on February 8, 2017 - 12:03pm

Need an affordable apartment or know someone who does?  There are vacancies in 24 different apartment complexes across the state, according to the Vermont Directory of Affordable Rental Housing. Find out more about particular units by visiting the vacancy profiles on line.


Property Units Address City/town
Clarks Landing 9 25 Clarks Landing Groton
Crystal Lake Housing 15 117 High Street; 109 Water Street and 35 Main Street Barton
Darling Inn 28 76 Depot Street Lyndon
Derby Line Gardens 11 197 Main Street Derby Line
Gilman Senior Housing 10 29 & 31 Jefferson Avenue Concord
Glover Senior Housing 12 23 Dexter Mountain Road Glover
Governor Prouty Apartments 24 26, 28 & 54 Governor Drive Newport City
Groton Community Housing 18 168 Powder Spring Road; 1334 Scott Highway; 1352 Scott Highway and 1579 Scott Highway Groton
Hilltop Family Housing 24 426 Summer St, 606 Summer St, 20 Cote Court, 390 Portland St St. Johnsbury
Lakebridge 21 343 Main Street, 48 Pleasant Street and 14, 26 & 50 Compass Drive Newport
Lakeview Housing 16 16 Governor Drive, 36 Field Avenue and 236 Highland Avenue Newport
Marigold Apartments 6 141 Church Street Lyndonville
Moose River Housing 28 159, 195, 231 & 261 Moose River Drive St. Johnsbury
Mountain View St. Jay Housing 48 105, 106, 178 & 196 Mountain View Drive St. Johnsbury
Newport Senior Housing 13 107 & 119 Main Street Newport
Parkview 12 143 Willey Street Newport City
Passumpsic View Apartments 25 394 Railroad Street St. Johnsbury
Portfolio Enhancement 1 (Cobblestone Project) 10 34 Canal Street Brattleboro
Rainbow Apartments 20 25 Church Street Orleans
Riverview Apartments 57 73 Westminster Street Bellows Falls
The Meadows 10 4568 VT Route 14 Irasburg
West River Valley - Assisted Living 28 461 Grafton Road Townshend
Western Avenue Apartments 13 925, 929 & 935 Western Avenue Brattleboro
Whetstone Housing 20 50, 58 & 64 Canal Street and 42 South Main Street Brattleboro


Posted by: Leslie Black-Plumeau on February 7, 2017 - 8:52am

As a part of the ongoing Roadmap to End Homelessness work that VHFA has partially funded through a partnership with the Agency of Human Services, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board and many others, national experts on Supportive Housing will be in Vermont next week to provide a training on best practices.

Housing developers, managers, and advocates are strongly encouraged to attend to learn about the most successful ways of creating affordable housing with necessary supportive services to increase households’ success in living independently after homelessness.

Event details

  • Tuesday February 14
  • 12:30-4:00 PM
  • Kirk Alumni Center, Middlebury College
  • 217 Golf Course Rd., Middlebury

Please register by Tuesday February 7th.  Contact Chelsea Ross at chelsea.ross@csh.org with any questions.

Topics covered

1. Development and Financing:

  • What are the steps in developing Supportive Housing?
  • How do you put together resources?
  • How do you gain community support for projects?
  • What does a well-planned project look like?

2. Partnerships and Agreements:

  • What sort of organizations need to come together?
  • What are the roles and responsibilities of each partner?
  • What should MOUs and MOA’s cover and include? 
  • What happens when conflicts arise between team members arise?