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By: Leslie Black-Plumeau

November 30, 2016

Community leaders and housing partners came together last week to celebrate the completion of renovations to historic buildings in downtown Bennington.  Developed and managed by Shires Housing, the buildings include 26 affordable apartments for low-income residents of all ages.  

Federal and state housing credits provided by VHFA covered forty percent of the costs of rehabbing the buildings. Other sources of funding include the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, the HOME program, the Federal Home Loan Bank’s Affordable Housing Program, the federal historic tax credit and the Vermont Community Development Program.