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U.S. Census director resigns while data users strategize at annual conference

John Thompson addressed hundreds of data users at their annual conference Thursday while news broke of his abrupt resignation as director of the U.S. Census Bureau. Several experts pointed out the great challenges Thompson’s resignation creates. Meanwhile, Census officials and analysts strategized about how to most effectively use the Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) estimates to provide much-needed information about conditions facing the population. 

Homelessness fell by 12 percent last year in Chittenden County

The annual count of people living in Chittenden County who are homeless decreased by 12% from the previous year, according to the Chittenden County Homeless Alliance. This continues a declining trend that has brought the number of people who are homeless in the county down 45% over the past four years.

Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition asks housing bond supporters to contact representatives

The Vermont Senate has passed a bill (S.100) to enact a $35 million housing bond to spur the construction and rehabilitation of affordable housing across the State.  The bill is now in the House with just a few days to go until adjournment.  Recommended in Governor Scott's budget proposal, the housing bond would address a significant need for affordable housing in Vermont, help to alleviate homelessness, house the workforce, and provide expanded homeownership opportunities for Vermonters.  

Need an affordable apartment?

Need an affordable apartment or know someone who does?  There are vacancies in 23 different apartment complexes across the state, according to the Vermont Directory of Affordable Rental Housing.

Bradley House renovations celebrated in Brattleboro

VHFA supported the renovation and expansion of Bradley House in Brattleboro with the commitment of a $3.1 million construction loan and its staff was gratified to attended the project's ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday.

ANDREA TIESO JOINS VHFA AS MULTIFAMILY MANAGEMENT OFFICER

Executive Director Sarah Carpenter announced that VHFA has hired a new Multifamily Management Officer.  Andrea Tieso comes to VHFA from Summit Property Management where she has worked since 2014 as a Compliance Specialist.  She has many years of experience in property management and has worked specifically with Housing Tax Credits and Section 8 housing.

Federal assistance is critical to housing poorest Vermonters

Housing affordability challenges in high-cost cities often overshadow the enormous housing challenges in rural America. Though the situation is more extreme in metro areas, rural areas and small towns also face significant shortages of affordable and available rental housing, as most very low-income Vermonters well know.

Patenaude to be nominated for HUD Deputy Secretary spot

The White House announced today that it intends to nominate Pamela Patenaude to serve as Deputy Secretary for Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Patenaude is currently president of the J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for America's Families, an organization that seeks to elevate housing's place on the political agenda.

Children's Literacy Foundation has opportunities for rental housing and other service providers

The At-Risk Children grant is open to social service providers, community centers, afterschool programs, refugee services organizations, shelters, low income housing programs, Head Start programs, early childhood education programs, and a wide range other groups throughout Vermont and New Hampshire that serve low-income or at-risk infants and children up to age 12 (or a portion of that age range).

The application deadline is May 15, 2017 for programming that will take place in the Fall of 2017.

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