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Save the date: Green building workshop

Save the date Friday, May 16 for an all-day workshop on Building Greener Affordable Housing in Vermont presented by VHCB.

The workshop will feature Andy Shapiro of Energy Balance Inc.

Andy's provided energy and other green building design consulting services for 25 years. He's also the Scientist-in-the-Classroom for the Vermont Energy Education Program, training teachers and students from elementary to high school since 1994. He holds an Engineering degree from Brown University and is the author of a number of energy-related publications.

Champlain Housing Trust award finalist

world habitat award logoThe Champlain Housing Trust (CHT) is a finalist for the World Habitat Awards, sponsored by the Building and Social Housing Foundation, an international organization dedicated to innovation in affordable housing.

Fair Housing show audio online

The special Fair Housing Month edition of Mike McNamara's HUD show we mentioned in yesterday's post ("April is Fair Housing Month") is now available for listening online.

Listen now.

Rinnai wall furnace recall

recalled furnaceThe U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Rinnai America Corp. recently announced a voluntary product recall of certain direct-vent wall furnaces.

VHFA is helping bring the recall to the attention of homeowners — and owners and managers of multi-family properties — who might have such furnaces installed in their units.

April is Fair Housing Month

April 11 marks the 40th anniversary of the signing of the federal Fair Housing Act by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

In recognition of Fair Housing Month, celebrated each April, the Vermont Human Rights Commission and the Fair Housing Project of the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO) are planning a number of events around the state.

Bradford affordable housing workshop

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This Thursday, the Central Vermont Community Land Trust presents the second workshop in its series "Create Affordable Housing in Your Community."

This week's free workshop will be held April 3 at the Bradford Town Hall from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Crisis? Or no crisis?

Is Vermont in the midst of a "housing crisis?" At last check, about two out of three people responding to a poll on The Burlington Free Press Web site say, "Yes."

What's your opinion? Take the poll.

COTS marks a quarter-century of helping Vermonters

cots 25th anniversary logoThe Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

The Burlington non-profit organization provides emergency shelter, services, and housing for people who are homeless; and also advocates for long-term solutions to end homelessness.

More housing/wages report press coverage

Last week's release of "Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Housing and Wages in Vermont" continues to generate housing-related stories in the Vermont media. Here are some of the recent stories that have appeared around the state:

Statewide housing conference workshop topics set

2008 conference logoThis past Monday, the conference planning committee finalized workshop topics for the 2008 Vermont Statewide Housing Conference:

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