Events

April is Fair Housing Month

April is Fair Housing Month, an opportunity to celebrate the anniversary of the passage of the 1968 Federal Fair Housing Act, while increasing our efforts to end housing discrimination and raise awareness of housing rights.

Housing meeting with Congressman Welch on 4/7

Vermont Congressman Peter Welch will host a virtual meeting on Wednesday, April 7 at 11:00 AM to discuss federal pandemic relief funding and new programs to address Vermont's housing needs. Housing stakeholders are encouraged to attend. 

VHFA celebrates International Women's Day

Today is International Women's Day, an opportunity to celebrate the many achievements of women while also calling for more progress towards gender equality. 

Zoning for Great Neighborhoods webinar on January 26 & 28

The Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), AARP-VT, and the Congress for New Urbanism will host a series of f

VHFA celebrates 86 apartments completed in Vergennes, Shaftsbury and Fair Haven

VHFA Executive Director Maura Collins traveled the western side of the state in late September to celebrate the completion of 46 newly constructed and 40 renovated perpetually affordable apartments. “Affordable housing is needed now more than ever as we begin to recover from COVID-19," Collins remarked. “In addition to providing affordable, stable homes for Vermonters, these apartments boost the local economy, connecting residents with jobs and local businesses.”  

Governor and lieutenant governor candidate forums set for September 17-18

With Election Day in Vermont just around the corner, we’re excited to announce that we have teamed up with the

Webinar on local housing committees on August 21

Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO)'s Fair Housing Project will host a free webinar on local housing committees on Friday, August 21 from 12:30 p.m to 2:30 p.m. 

Webinar on challenges and resources for homeowners on July 31

Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO)'s Fair Housing Project will host a free, hour-long webinar on Friday, July 31 at 12:30 p.m. It will discuss the current state of homeownership and housing in Vermont (including racial inequities), describe how to access community housing data, and will share resources for homeowners affected by the pandemic, including the Vermont COVID Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program.

VHFA to hold information sessions on Tax Credit Qualified Allocation Plan updates

Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) is in the process of updating the Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) for 2022 to 2023. The Agency sought initial public comment on the plan in February. As part of its continued public engagement VHFA will hold four virtual informational sessions in August and September for the public to ask questions and provide further feedback on proposed QAP updates. 

Mortgage Assistance Program webinar on July 23

Vermont Legal Aid will host a free, 30-minute virtual town hall on Thursday, July 23 at 10 a.m. It will discuss the new financial help homeowners affected by COVID-19 can receive through the Vermont Mortgage Assistance Program as well as other programs for homeowners who may be facing foreclosure. VLA Attorney Grace Pazdan will talk about how the program works, who is eligible for assistance, and how to apply, and will answer questions live. Pre-registration is not required. 

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