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JOSH MEAD JOINS VHFA AS OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

Executive Director Sarah Carpenter announced Josh Mead has joined Vermont Housing Finance Agency as Operations Coordinator.  Josh has been working locally providing administrative and technical support to external customers for Alutiiq Technical Services out of Alaska. Josh has experience with various systems, data management, report testing and working with IT staff.

VHFA tops list of best places to work

VHFA was ranked number one Best Place to Work among small and medium sized companies across the state by the Vermont Business Magazine. The award was made last night at the Echo Lake Aquarium and Science Center, where hundreds of employees from the 38 companies ranked as finalists gathered.

Jennifer Martin joins VHFA as Underwriter

Executive Director Sarah Carpenter announced Jennifer Martin, St. Albans, VT, has joined VHFA as an Underwriter. 

Accessible housing can be the norm, not the exception

The toolbox for enabling seniors who want to grow older in their current homes is becoming increasingly effective, according to experts consulted in a recent How Housing Matters article.

Study Finds Affordable Housing Reduces Health Care Costs

A study conducted by the Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CORE) found affordable housing reduced overall health care expenditures by 12% for Medicaid recipients. By comparing individuals' Medicaid claims in the year prior to moving into affordable housing to their Medicaid claims in the year after moving in, researchers found an average total savings of $576 a year.

Canal Street Veterans Housing celebrates 5 years of success

Five years after opening its doors to homeless veterans, Canal Street Veterans Housing is celebrating its success in moving residents to permanent housing and employment. Eighty-seven percent of all residents moved into permanent housing after leaving Canal Street and all of those who were able to work were employed.

Seeking input on changes for Vermont’s Fire and Building Code

The Division of Fire Safety welcomes your input as it begins reviewing the 2012 Fire & Building Code. The Division intends to update Vermont’s Fire & Building Code in the coming months. National codes are updated on 3-year cycles.

Contact temporary Program Manager Bob Patterson to discuss proposed changes, deletions and clarifications.

Email: robert.patterson@vermont.gov

Save the date for this year’s Housing Conference

Planning has begun for the 2016 Statewide Housing Conference. Held every other year, this is the only comprehensive housing conference that covers a range of topics like development of housing, single family financing, affordable housing, housing policy, local planning for housing, homelessness, and other special topics. Typically this event draws over 450 people and evaluations are consistently positive about the opportunities to network, learn, and be inspired.

Efficiency Vermont warns shoppers about low-quality LEDs

Efficiency Vermont is warning consumers about low-quality, non-certified LEDs that have recently started to flood the lighting market. These products may not perform when it comes to light quality, energy savings, and lifetime. By choosing an ENERGY STAR® certified LED bulb, shoppers can rest assured they are getting the highest-quality product with guaranteed savings.

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Need an affordable apartment?

Need an affordable apartment or know someone who does? There are vacancies in 11 different apartment complexes across the state, according to the Vermont Directory of Affordable Rental Housing.

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