Northgate celebrates 20 years

northgate apartments graphicJoin the residents of the Northgate housing complex in Burlington this Saturday for a celebration of 20 years of resident leadership.

The Northgate Residents' Ownership Corp. recently acquired ownership of the property, making it 100 percent resident-owned.

The party runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 275 Northgate Road in Burlington with free food, activities and performances.

Joe Erdelyi to speak at developers conference

joe erdelyiVHFA Director of Development Joe Erdelyi will be a featured speaker at the National Housing and Rehabilitation Association's (NH&RA) Fall Developers Conference in November.

The event will include program updates, case studies, round table discussions and networking events.

Mortgage class to be offered at VAR conference

erin perrinJoin VHFA Homeownership Outreach Coordinator Erin Perrin (pictured) for "Mortgage Financing in a New Age."

She'll present the four-hour class with Universal Mortgage's Marilyn Morin Roberts at the Vermont Association of REALTORS (VAR) Northeast Real Estate Conference and Expo in South Burlington.

Smart Growth Award photos

Some photos from last night's Smart Growth Awards presented by Smart Growth Vermont at the Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes.

Read about VHFA's role in a couple of the award winners.

Free seminar: The Census and ACS

fred and chipThe Center for Research on Vermont is presenting a free seminar for data professionals this month: Research-in-Progress Seminar #222: "Counting Vermont in the 21st  Century: The 2010 Census and Changes to Data on Our State and Communities."

Nominations open for downtown awards

middlebury painting by joe bolgerThe Vermont Division for Historic Preservation is taking nominations for its Vermont Downtown Awards.

The awards will be presented as part of the 2009 Vermont Downtown Conference, Friday, Nov. 6, at the Middlebury Inn and Town Hall Theater.

Deadline for nominations is Oct. 1.

Neighborhood stabilization plan webinars is presenting "Making It Work," a series of four free webinars providing practical information on areas that are challenging for those attempting to implement neighborhood stabilization plans (NSP).

The sessions will be useful to NSP grantees and partners, as well as others working on this issue.

The "Making It Work" series will take place on four consecutive Tuesdays: Sept. 15, 22, 29 and Oct. 6. Each session will consist of a webinar followed by an online discussion.

Shumlin, Smith to speak at VAHC/VCEH joint meeting

vahc logoThe Sept. 9 joint meeting of the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition and Vermont Coalition to End Homelessness will feature guest speakers Senate President Pro Tem Peter Shumlin and House Speaker Shap Smith.

They will share their perspectives on the past year and the year ahead.

Homebuyer education courses in September

neighborworks of western vermont logoNeighborWorks of Western Vermont is offering three homebuyer education courses next month:

VHFA to welcome MOBIUS guest speaker

VHFA's Socially Responsible Committee has announced the next speaker in its Community Awareness Program (CAP) series.

Tracy MacLean from MOBIUS, the mentoring movement, will present to staff Sept. 24.

She'll talk about the MOBIUS mission to increase high-quality, adult-to-youth mentoring relationships in Chittenden County.

The Socially Responsible Committee is a group of VHFA staff members helping assure the Agency conducts its business in a socially responsible manner.


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