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Fourth walking award goes to David Adams

walkingVHFA Chief of Program Operations David Adams received the fourth weekly award in the Agency's current walking program.

Dave won a gift certificate to Ben & Jerry's for more than doubling his miles walked from last week. (We presume he'll use that certificate for some sorbet or other heart-healthy snack.)

Chamber suggests more housing for Capitol City

Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce Vice-President George Malek told the Montpelier City Council that the Capitol City could be better off if it built more housing.

Malek's comments came last week as the Council discussed alternative revenue sources for the city, including a possible local option tax.

Read more about housing and Montpelier's budget in this article from the Times Argus.

Third walking award goes to Martha Fleming

walkingVHFA Loan Portfolio Accountant Martha Fleming received the third weekly award in the Agency's current walking program.

Martha won a gift card to Burlington Bay Market & Cafe for being the Agency's most consistent walker, walking approximately 20 miles every week!

Grand opening at Village Housing, Middlebury

Staff from VHFA and other housing organizations celebrated the grand opening of Village Housing, a new 30-unit building housing families in Middlebury.

Village Housing was developed by Housing Vermont; Addison County Community Trust; and HOPE, formerly known as Addison County Community Action Group.

In addition to Tax Credits, state credits, and construction and permanent financing from VHFA, the project received funding from VHCB, HOME, VCLT, NeighborWorks® and VCDP.

The project also received a price concession on the land from Middlebury College.

Second walking award goes to Josh Slade

walking program mapVHFA Multifamily Operations Specialist Josh Slade received the second weekly award in the Agency's current walking program.

Josh won a gift card to Dick's Sporting Goods for being the Agency's most-improved walker this week, walking 16 miles more this week than last!

HomeShare Vermont wins national recognition

homeshare vermont logoHomeShare Vermont Inc. was named a 2008 Older Americans Month Program Champion by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging.

The award highlights programs that demonstrate the principles of the Administration's efforts to modernize community-based long-term care and provide greater assurance that older people will maintain their independence longer.

NERSC honors VHFA for decade of support

nersc award presentationNew England Resident Service Coordinators (NERSC) President Lynn Lippitt (left) presented VHFA Executive Director Sarah Carpenter (right) an award for VHFA's 10 years of support of NERSC.

She made the presentation at NERSC's 10th anniversary conference held at the North Conway Grand Hotel in North Conway, N.H., May 6-9.

Receive Housing Matters via email

rss fwd logoWhile we can't take time out of the day to draw your attention to each and every nifty gadget the Internet offers, we thought this one might be of interest:

Vermont Mortgage Assistance Program up and running

bishca logoThe Vermont Banking Division of the Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities & Health Care Administration is now offering Vermonters free, confidential mortgage assistance on its new toll-free number: (888) 568-4547.

The number, part of the new Mortgage Assistance Program, is intended to help Vermonters facing foreclosure explore refinancing and counseling options.

Tom Pelletier joins VHFA Board

tom pelletierGov. Jim Douglas has appointed Thomas N. Pelletier of Montpelier to the VHFA Board of Commissioners.

"Tom's been a highly-respected member of Vermont's lending community for a decade," says Executive Director Sarah Carpenter. "We're all looking forward to the energy and fresh perspective he'll bring to our Board."

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