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CVCLT seeks Executive Director

cvclt logoCentral Vermont Community Land Trust (CVCLT) is looking for a new Executive Director with a strong commitment to affordable housing.

Based in Barre, this non-profit, mission-driven organization provides affordable housing, property management, homebuyer education, lending, and community development services to communities in Central Vermont.

Areas of responsibility include:

Hinds joins VHB Pioneer

Juli Beth Hinds, formerly with our friends at the City of South Burlington's Department of Planning and Zoning, has joined VHB Pioneer in Vergennes as Senior Project Manager.

Read VHB Pioneer's press release for more.

Pardon our absence: VHFA back online after Net outage

VHFA was one of many businesses and organizations without Internet access until mid-afternoon Monday, due to an outage that affected customers of our Internet provider in Vermont, New York and Pennsylvania.

If you're reading this message, VHFA.org is once again online.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Read WCAX-TV's story about the outage.

Listen online: Housing and Communities Show

This past Wednesday, VHFA Public Affairs Manager John Fairbanks joined host Mike McNamara from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development on "Housing and Communities," a show that airs on public access television station CCTV.

You can listen to the program online.

Mike's other guest was Rob Leuchs from the Champlain Housing Trust.

They joined Mike to discuss first-time homebuying options as part of June's National Homeownership Month.

Gov. Douglas signs housing, land use bill into law

gov. douglas signs billOn Wednesday, May 28th, Gov. Jim Douglas signed into law H.863, the comprehensive housing and land use bill passed by the Legislature on the final day of the 2008 session.

Burlington Co-Housing grand opening

burlington co-housingVHFA Executive Director Sarah Carpenter joined other development and funding partners yesterday at the grand opening of Burlington Co-Housing East Village.

This $8 million mixed-income development represents nearly 15 years of planning and organizing by the Burlington Co-Housing Development LLC.

VHFA provided $6.1 million in construction financing to the 32-unit development.

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.

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