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CVCLT names new Executive Director

eileen peltierCentral Vermont Community Land Trust (CVCLT) has named Eileen Peltier Executive Director.

Eileen, who lives in Calais, has been the land trust's Director of Finance and Administration for the last year.

Read the CVCLT's press release.

VHFA food drive collects 135 pounds

VHFA's recent food drive to benefit the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf collected nearly 135 pounds of food.

Staff members could "buy" the right to dress casual each day last week, by bringing in a non-perishable food item for the food shelf, or donating $10 for the week.

In addition to the food collected, staff contributed $60 in cash.

Conference speaker spotlight: Garth Rieman

This is the latest of several quick bios we'll blog of speakers scheduled to appear at the Vermont Statewide Housing Conference, Nov. 18 in South Burlington.

Read about other speakers scheduled to present at the event and register to attend at the conference Web site.

VHMA launches Web site

The Vermont Housing Managers Association's (VHMA) Web site went live this afternoon. You can access the site at www.vhma.net.

Founded in 1981, the VHMA is a collection of property managers and owners, housing funding agencies, accountants, and other professionals.

Help wanted: Multifamily Housing Management Officer

Vermont Housing Finance Agency has an immediate opening for a Multifamily Housing Management Officer in our Burlington office.

Read the full job description and learn how to apply.

Conference speaker spotlight: Leslie Black-Plumeau

This is the fifth of several quick bios we'll blog of speakers scheduled to appear at the Vermont Statewide Housing Conference, Nov. 18 in South Burlington.

Read about other speakers scheduled to present at the event and register to attend at the conference Web site.

VHCB receives $1.43 million grant

Our friends at Vermont Housing & Conservation Board (VHCB) will receive a Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program (HOPWA) renewal grant for $1.43 million to continue a statewide HIV/AIDS housing and supportive services program.

The grant is one of 18 made nationwide by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). HUD awarded a total of $19.3 million.

Vt Bankers Association: "Deposits are safe"

In an opinion piece published in this morning's Burlington Free Press, Vermont Bankers Association President Chris D'Elia assures readers that, despite news of bank failures in other parts of the country, "Vermont banks are responsible, trustworthy institutions," and "your deposits are quite safe."

He blames the recent failure of the IndyMac bank on "aggressive mortgage loans made in California, a state experiencing some of the highest levels of foreclosure in the country.

Conference speaker spotlight: Robert Appel

This is the fourth of several quick bios we'll blog of speakers scheduled to appear at the Vermont Statewide Housing Conference, Nov. 18 in South Burlington.

Read about other speakers scheduled to present at the event and register to attend at the conference Web site.

VHFA food drive underway

Staff members have begun to fill up the VHFA food pantry to benefit the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf.

By bringing a non-perishable food good each day this week, staffers can "buy" the right to dress casual for the day.

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