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April is Fair Housing Month!

Please join VHFA and other housing leaders in celebrating April as Fair Housing Month! To honor the importance of Fair Housing activities in Vermont, all are welcome to the State House on Tuesday, April 4th where there will be information in the Card Room all day as well as fair housing experts on hand to answer questions or discuss recent initiatives. At 10 am there will be a reading of a Concurrent Resolution endorsing April as Fair Housing month.

We have a winner!

Many thanks to the dozens of people who participated in our Valentine's Day Photo Contest!

All of your submissions were thoughtful and a happy reminder of what it means to have a home. After much thought and consideration, the winner was eventually narrowed down to Jess Marshall.  Check back in May for our Spring/Summer Photo Contest (there will be plenty more to follow!). 

 

 

 

 

Business community input on permitting and regulation in Vermont needed

The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is seeking input from the business community about their experiences with permitting and environmental regulation in Vermont.  Please share your insights at one of the "listening tour" meetings the Agency is holding over the next two weeks at locations around the state. 

Best Practices in Supportive Housing Training Feb. 14

As a part of the ongoing Roadmap to End Homelessness work that VHFA has partially funded through a partnership with the Agency of Human Services, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board and many others, national experts on Supportive Housing will be in Vermont next week to provide a training on best practices.

Housing developers, managers, and advocates are strongly encouraged to attend to learn about the most successful ways of creating affordable housing with necessary supportive services to increase households’ success in living independently after homelessness.

Film “The Hungry Heart” featured at VT Resident Services Coordinators March meeting

On Wednesday, March 8, 2017, Bess O’Brien, a nationally celebrated, VT based documentary film maker will present her award winning film The Hungry Heart   The 93-minute film is a thoughtful and revealing look at prescription drug addiction shot right here in Vermont.  The event is coordinated by Vermont Resident Services Coordinators (VRSC) and sponsored by VHFA and Vermont Housing Managers Association.  Please R.S.V.P.

NPR interviews Secretary Castro about transition to new HUD leadership

HUD Secretary Julian Castro described his hopes for the transition to new leadership during an interview with NPR yesterday. 

A congressional confirmation hearing, scheduled for Thursday, will provide an opportunity for nominee Ben Carson to share his goals for U.S. housing policy. 

VHFA helps spread warmth to area children and teens

With the outdoor temperature near zero, VHFA’s Steve Gronlund headed out this afternoon to deliver candy-stuffed gloves, mittens and hats for at least 100 kids to the King Street Center. The Edlund Company partnered with VHFA this year to collect gear donations from staff and friends.

The mitten drive is a much-loved annual tradition that is part of VHFA’s year-long schedule of charitable activities. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Literacy program opportunities for general occupancy rental housing and other service providers

The Children's Literacy Foundation (CLiF) is now accepting applications for its At-Risk Children grant. This free grant opportunity is open to social service providers, early childhood education programs, daycare centers, school-based programs such as ELL classrooms and afterschool programs, family centers, community organizations, shelters, low-income housing and other groups throughout Vermont and New Hampshire that serve low-income or at-risk infants and children up to age 12 (or a segment of that age range). 

Real Estate for Millennials event tonight at the Growler Garage in Burlington

Don't miss tonight's Burlington Young Professionals On Tap event  to learn about how to get started thinking about buying a home.  VHFA's Seth Leonard as well as other experts will be on hand to answer your questions and provide critical tips on buying a home in Vermont. 

Local realtor Blair Knowles described what the event has to offer and some of the challenges facing first time home buyers on WCAX last night.  

Give back by donating new mittens and gloves for Vermont children and teens

Break out your knitting needles (or get shopping) to keep children warm this winter. Drop off new children’s mittens and gloves at VHFA’s office at the corner of Saint Paul and King Streets in Burlington by Friday, December 16. 

After stuffing them with holiday goodies, VHFA will deliver the gifts to the King Street Center for children and teens who participate in their programs. 

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