Vermont's "Housing Heroes"

Since 2002, Vermont's Statewide Housing Conference has celebrated the achievements and service of individuals and organizations by recognizing them through the Housing Hero Award. This year's winners will be announced during the conference on November 13th and 14th.


  • 2016
    Former state representative Helen Head (pictured at right) and former housing director at Vermont Housing and Conservation Board Polly Nichol
  • 2014
    Former state Senator Susan Bartlett and Representative Martha Heath
  • 2012
    Vermont's Mobile Home Project and Governor Madeleine Kunin
  • 2010
    Vermont's Homeownership Centers
  • 2008
    Melinda Bussino, Brattleboro Area Drop-In Center
  • 2006
    Michael Richardson (Posthumous)
  • 2004
    Upper Valley Housing Coalition
  • 2002
    Vermont's Congressional Delegation — Sen. Leahy, Sen. Jeffords and Rep. Sanders