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Canal Street Veterans Housing celebrates 5 years of success

Five years after opening its doors to homeless veterans, Canal Street Veterans Housing is celebrating its success in moving residents to permanent housing and employment. Eighty-seven percent of all residents moved into permanent housing after leaving Canal Street and all of those who were able to work were employed.

Federal HOME program saved through coalition-building and leadership

The recent federal budget agreement included the survival of a program that has become a vital funding source for affordable rental housing in Vermont--the HOME Investment Partnership Program.  When proposals arose earlier last year to deeply cut the program, the National Association of Housing Finance Agencies (NCSHA) HOME Coalition tirelessly and effectively gathered evidence of the program’s impact, documented its widespread support and educated federal policy makers.

Can we get VT's veterans housed by December 2015?

The VA Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont State Housing Authority and Vermont Council on Homelessness are committed to the national goal of ending homelessness among Veterans by 2015.

Housing events calendar for week of November 18, 2013

Organizing your schedule for next week? Check out the list below and the Events Calendar page on VHFA's website for the latest Vermont housing events.

New assistance for servicemembers and veterans and lower FHA refinancing fees

President Obama recently announced new housing relief for servicemembers and veterans, including those wrongfully foreclosed upon or denied a lower interest rate on their mortgages.

Webinar tomorrow on ending veteran homelessness

The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) will hold a webinar tomorrow at 3 pm on developing approaches that bring together the resources available to veterans in need of housing and life improvements. 

HUD, VA provide additional permanent housing and support to homeless vets in Vermont

HUD announced last week that it will provide $153,036 to Vermont State Housing Authority to supply permanent housing and case management for more than 25 homeless veterans in Vermont.   The assistance will be provided through HUD’s Veterans Affairs Supp

Resources for Vermont veterans

The Vermont Coalition to End Homelessness has assembled the following list of resources for Vermont's veterans. 

HUD program helps homeless veterans find affordable housing

A program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD/VASH) helps homeless veterans, such as Joseph Tomasello, find affordable housing. Today's New York Times describes how Mr. Tomasello's life took an unexpected downturn after his service in the air force, how he found himself homeless, and about his scramble for jobs and space in New York area homeless shelters.

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