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Updates to Vermont Fire & Building Code take effect October 10, 2016

The Vermont Department Fire Safety announced last week that on October 10, 2016 the 2015 Vermont Fire & Building Safety Code will take effect.

The Code establishes the process to obtain a construction or operating permit, lists the codes and standards that are adopted and describes the process used to evaluate and grant a variance or exemption from the Code. 

 

 

 

FHLB Boston sponsors Statewide Housing Conference

A big thank you to FHLB Boston who is a platinum sponsor for the 2016 Vermont Statewide Housing Conference.

Training offered in October on accessible and adaptable multifamily housing

Accessibility Matters is offering an online training program called  “Home Sweet Accessible Home:  Mitigating Liability in Accessible / Adaptable Multifamily Housing” on October 10th, 12th or 19th, 2016.

Learn more and register.

Vermont Agency of Commerce & Community Development sponsors Statewide Housing Conference

A big thanks to Vermont Agency of Commerce & Community Development who is a platinum sponsor for the 2016 Vermont Statewide Housing Conference.

It's go time at VHFA!

With today marking the beginning of Week 2 of Vermont's Way to Go Challenge, VHFA staff are showing their stuff when it comes to reducing carbon pollution. 

Eight-two percent of the Agency’s staff are biking, walking, running, bussing and carpooling as much as possible before the challenge ends on October 7.  In addition to reducing its carbon footprint, the VHFA group has their eye on winning a Carbon Throw Down with our partners at Housing Vermont.

Wells Fargo sponsors Statewide Housing Conference

A big thank you to Wells Fargo who is a platinum sponsor for the 2016 Vermont Statewide Housing Conference.

Cohn Reznick sponsors Statewide Housing Conference

A big thank you to Cohn Reznick who is a platinum sponsor for the 2016 Vermont Statewide Housing Conference.

Twenty-three affordable apartments constructed in Hinesburg

Champlain Housing Trust opened a new apartment complex last week in Hinesburg constructed by Snyder Homes. The 23-unit complex includes 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units with rents ranging from $800 to $1,200 per month.

Federal and state housing tax credits allocated by VHFA provided 64% of the funding needed for the project's development. Additional partners included Vermont Housing Conservation Board, Vermont Community Development Program, the federal HOME program and Housing Vermont.

New fact sheets show impact and need for housing tax credits in VT

In Vermont, the federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits allocated by VHFA have financed 6,513 apartments, providing affordable homes to 15,175 low-income Vermont households and supporting 7,360 jobs.

Kutak Rock sponsors Statewide Housing Conference

A big thank you to Kutak Rock who is a platinum sponsor for the 2016 Vermont Statewide Housing Conference.

 

 

 

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