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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:

Housing/wages report press coverage

sen. vince illuzziHere're links to a number of news stories regarding yesterday's release of "Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Housing and Wages in Vermont":

Housing/wages event held in Montpelier

This morning we announced the publication of "Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Housing and Wages in Vermont" at an 11:30 press conference held at the Statehouse in Montpelier.

Here are some photos we shot at the event.

We'll be posting a full press release regarding the publication soon.

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molly dugan, erhard mahnke & sarah carpenter

Housing/wages report released

We've just published the 2008 update of "Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Housing and Wages in Vermont," and will be holding a press event at the Statehouse in Montpelier in 90 minutes.

You can read the report online.

More details soon ...

"Housing Now" meetings bring providers together

The Vermont Agency of Human Services and other Vermont housing organizations are sponsoring a series of "Housing Now" community meetings across the state.

The series is part of an initiative to build better connections among housing and service agencies in the state.

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