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Learn about Eastview at Middlebury

eastview propertiesEastview at Middlebury, a new non-profit retirement community planned for Addison County, is holding two informational meetings this spring.

MacArthur award in Herald, Argus

Sister publications the Rutland Herald and Barre-Montpelier Times Argus published a story today about last week's MacArthur Foundation news.

Read the story online.

Details on the $2.6 million coming to VHFA and the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board are available at our previous post.

Mark Westergard named VHFA General Counsel

Mark Westergard has become General Counsel for VHFA.

He has more than 20 years of experience as a bond lawyer for one of the largest law firms in the U.S., located in Texas.

He moved to the Green Mountain State three years ago, and has been working as a trial court law clerk for the State of Vermont for the past 18 months.

Vermont's first recovery funds already released

More than $14 million of economic aid funds have already been released to Vermont, less than 10 days after President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

The funds are directed to state and local agencies through the:

VHFA staff learn about nutrition

Stuart Offer, Wellness Educator with the YMCA, presented another lunchtime education session for VHFA staff.

"Facts and Fallacies of Food and Nutrition" was the topic.

Staff wellness is an ongoing initiative of the Agency's administration department.

VHFA hits Facebook

visit vhfa's page @ facebookVHFA has created a presence on Facebook.

Facebook is a “social networking” site that lets people and organizations create profiles for themselves; “friend” other users; and declare and promote their interests.

VPR covers MacArthur award

Vermont Public Radio (VPR) aired a segment about VHFA's and VHCB's receiving $2.6 million from the MacArthur Foundation.

We announced the award at a press event yesterday afternoon in Montpelier.

Read or listen to the VPR story online.

MacArthur award event photos

Some photos from the press event we held this afternoon to announce Vermont's winning $2.6 million in funding from the MacArthur Foundation.

The event was held at North Branch Apartments in Montpelier and was attended by about 20 people.

Details about the award are in our press release.

Vermont to receive $2.6 million for affordable housing

Representatives from Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA), Vermont Housing & Conservation Board (VHCB) and Central Vermont Community Land Trust (CVCLT) announced Vermont will receive $2.6 million from the MacArthur Foundation.

The foundation's investment — a $600,000 grant to VHCB and a $2 million loan to VHFA — recognizes Vermont’s longstanding commitment to the preservation of rental housing.

Used in conjunction with other investments, the funding will preserve thousands of affordable apartments in Vermont over the next decade.

VHFA loans eligible for tax credit

Vermont Housing Finance Agency and other organizations that fund mortgage loans using tax-exempt housing bonds have a little something to cheer about.

VHFA loans are now eligible for a Home Buyer Tax Credit, as part of the recently-passed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

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