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Emergency Housing requirements eased during frigid temperatures Dec. 15-16

From VT. Dept. for Children and Families: 

Need an affordable apartment?

Need an affordable apartment or know someone who does?  There are vacancies in 28 different apartment complexes across the state, according to the Vermont Directory of Affordable Rental Housing.

Bennington celebrates rehabilitation of historic buildings through affordable housing

Community leaders and housing partners came together last week to celebrate the completion of renovations to historic buildings in downtown Bennington.  Developed and managed by Shires Housing, the buildings include 26 affordable apartments for low-income residents of all ages.  

Literacy program opportunities for general occupancy rental housing and other service providers

The Children's Literacy Foundation (CLiF) is now accepting applications for its At-Risk Children grant. This free grant opportunity is open to social service providers, early childhood education programs, daycare centers, school-based programs such as ELL classrooms and afterschool programs, family centers, community organizations, shelters, low-income housing and other groups throughout Vermont and New Hampshire that serve low-income or at-risk infants and children up to age 12 (or a segment of that age range). 

Real Estate for Millennials event tonight at the Growler Garage in Burlington

Don't miss tonight's Burlington Young Professionals On Tap event  to learn about how to get started thinking about buying a home.  VHFA's Seth Leonard as well as other experts will be on hand to answer your questions and provide critical tips on buying a home in Vermont. 

Local realtor Blair Knowles described what the event has to offer and some of the challenges facing first time home buyers on WCAX last night.  

Give back by donating new mittens and gloves for Vermont children and teens

Break out your knitting needles (or get shopping) to keep children warm this winter. Drop off new children’s mittens and gloves at VHFA’s office at the corner of Saint Paul and King Streets in Burlington by Friday, December 16. 

After stuffing them with holiday goodies, VHFA will deliver the gifts to the King Street Center for children and teens who participate in their programs. 

VHFA and Housing Vermont celebrate 2016 Carbon Throwdown

Yesterday was pay up day for our friends at Housing Vermont who graciously served VHFA staff a delicious lunch in honor of our 2016 Way to Go Challenge Carbon Throwdown win. 

The friendly competition resulted in estimated savings of 6,475 miles of driving as 43 staff from the two agencies used alternative means of transportation during the 2-week competition in October.  

Way to go!

Helen Head and Polly Nichol named 2016 Vermont Housing Heroes

At the biennial Vermont Statewide Housing Conference on November 15, two statewide leaders were honored for their service and achievements. Representative Helen Head received the “Legislative Housing Hero” award for her years of commitment to affordable housing.  Head has served as South Burlington’s representative to the Vermont House of Representatives since 2003 and as Chair of the House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs since 2007.  She also helped lead Project Home (now HomeShare Vermont) and the Joint Urban Ministries Project (JUMP).

HUNDREDS CONVERGE AT STATEWIDE CONFERENCE TO EXPAND STABLE, AFFORDABLE HOUSING

BURLINGTON-The message to the hundreds of professionals gathered at the Hilton Burlington yesterday was loud and clear: A stable life starts with stable housing.  Scholars Kathryn Edin and Luke Shaefer described the poignant interviews they had with poor families before writing their renowned book “$2.00 A Day: Living on Next to Nothing in America.” 

Bidding opens on gift baskets to raise money for United Way

Get your holiday shopping started in style by bidding on one of the many beautiful themed baskets in VHFA's auction to raise money for the United Way.  Bidding closes at noon on Wednesday, November 16.  

Check out our auction web page to browse the wide variety of baskets stuffed with valuable goodies and opportunities.  The highest bidder should be available to pick up his or her basket.  

Happy bidding!

 

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