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Disaster recovery

Don’t forget to complete the 2020 Census!

Haven’t gotten around to completing the 2020 Census yet? If you did not receive materials in the mail with instructions to complete the 2020 Census, you can follow the link below, which provides comprehensive instructions to complete the process:

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Help identify high impact strategies for promoting Vermont’s recovery

The Local Support and Community Action Team of the State of Vermont Economic Mitigation and Recovery Task Force needs your help prioritizing high impact ideas and actions identified by diverse stakeholders for COVID-19 recovery.  The task force was established by Governor Scott to help mitigate the short-term economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and develop strategies for long-term business and community recovery. 

Assessing the pandemic’s impact on Vermont communities

Statewide reports of rising unemployment and residents in nursing homes especially vulnerable to COVID-19 can cause more questions than answers for Vermont’s communities. How many of our residents are unemployed?  How many live in “group quarters” and are especially at risk of contagious disease like COVID-19? How many of our neighbors experience homelessness or have such high housing costs relative to their incomes that their housing stability is at risk if their income falls?   

Vermont Statewide Housing Conference cancelled for 2020

Every other November after Election Day for the past 20 years, the Vermont Statewide Housing Conference has drawn hundreds of Vermonters interested in affordable housing together.

Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has made the outlook for large events in 2020 highly uncertain. For this reason, the multi-agency committee responsible for planning this popular conference has decided not to proceed with the conference slated for November 2020.  

Updates needed to Vermont's list of vacant subsidized rental homes

To help re-house Vermonters in living quarters rendered unsafe by COVID-19, owners and managers of Vermont's subsidized apartments are encouraged to list all vacancies on the Vermont Housing Data website. In addition to Vermonters who find themselves in need of rental housing, HUD and FEMA both use this vacancy list to coordinate disaster recovery.

Open house on 1/19 and 1/20 for Swanton and Highgate residents affected by flooding

The American Red Cross will be hosting an open house in Swanton on Friday, January 19th from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturday, January 20th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM for residents affected by the recent flooding. The events will share resources from a variety of agencies and non-profit organizations to help area residents recover and rebuild. Trained specialists will be on hand to offer personalized assistance.

The events will be held at the Swanton Village Municipal complex at 120 First Street. For questions please contact 802-868-3397. 

You can help Puerto Rico's Caño Martín Peña Community Land Trust

Caño Martín Peña, a sister community land trust to Vermont's own Champlain Housing Trust, needs our help to rebuild the homes it operates for 26,000 lower income San Juan residents. 

September's hurricanes have left these homes partly or completely destroyed. Donations will be used to buy construction materials and replace furniture and goods for those who have lost everything.

Red Clover Commons ribbon cutting

Executive Director Sarah Carpenter joined Brattleboro Housing Partnerships and other agencies in Brattleboro, on May 25, 2017 to celebrate the opening of Red Clover Commons, a newly constructed 55-unit building for seniors and people with disabilities. These homes are intended to  replace units at Melrose Place which were severely damaged from Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011.

From Ladd Hall to South Main Apartments: Governor helps celebrate rebirth at the Waterbury state office complex

Governor Shumlin, VHFA’s Sarah Carpenter and many others gathered yesterday to celebrate the opening of South Main Apartments in Waterbury.

Housing conference registration extended and workshop added

conf_logoThere are still a few more days to register for the Vermont Statewide Housing Conference. On-line registrations will be accepted through Friday, November 7, 2014.

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