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Conference brochure on its way

Watch for our 2008 Vermont Statewide Housing Conference brochure, hitting the mail later this week.

The conference is coming to South Burlington on Tuesday, November 18.

Registrations are open now. You can register online, or complete the form contained in the brochure and mail it in.

Registration fee is just $40, but goes up to $50 Oct. 18.

HAC presents free workshops

The Housing Assistance Council (HAC) is presenting two free events in our region in August.

"Building Green for Rural Communities" is a day-and-a-half roundtable and tour taking place starting at 2 p.m. Aug. 11.

"Single-Family Housing Development" is a two-day event running Aug. 13-14. Sponsored by HUD, it's open to CHDOs and many CHDO-eligible organizations.

Conference details online

We've posted descriptions for the 18 workshops of the 2008 Vermont Statewide Housing Conference, and have started posting speaker bios as they roll in.

The conference is Vermont's premiere housing event, coming around every two years. This year's event will be Tuesday, Nov. 18 at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center in South Burlington.

Center for Rural Studies celebrates 30 years

Our friends and partners at the Center for Rural Studies (CRS) at the University of Vermont (UVM) in Burlington are ramping up for their 30th anniversary celebration coming this fall.

The Center will hold a free anniversary symposium on Saturday, Oct. 4 at UVM's Davis Center. The day-long event will include:

Housing conference: Registration now open

conference web site thumbnailThe 2008 Vermont Statewide Housing Conference Web site is now live.

Register online now for the Nov. 18 event. Do it before Oct. 17 and take 20% off the registration fee, paying the "early bird" fee of just $40 for the day-long event.

Conference keynote speaker confirmed

michelle kennedyVermont author Michelle Kennedy has been confirmed to deliver the keynote address at the Vermont Statewide Housing Conference on Nov. 18.

She's the author of 10 books, including 2005's "Without a Net: Middle Class and Homeless (with Kids) in America." The book details her life at 24 as a recent ex-American University student and homeless mother living with three children in her station wagon.

Gov. Douglas signs housing, land use bill into law

gov. douglas signs billOn Wednesday, May 28th, Gov. Jim Douglas signed into law H.863, the comprehensive housing and land use bill passed by the Legislature on the final day of the 2008 session.

COTS Walk raises $143,000

This past weekend's COTS Walk raised $143,000 to benefit the Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) in Burlington.

The annual 3-mile walk around downtown Burlington raises money and awareness to benefit COTS's mission to provide emergency shelter, services, and housing for the homeless.

Mark your calendar: Next year's COTS Walk is set for Sunday, May 3.

VHFA hosts craft day to benefit United Way

kids craft dayVHFA held its second annual Kids Craft Day yesterday, to benefit the United Way.

Children aged 3-12 participated by making a variety of craft projects and a Mother's Day card in the VHFA Board Room.

By charging each child's parent/guardian a participation fee, the event raised $200 for the United Way of Chittenden County.

Montpelier Affordable Housing Week coming this month

statehouseMontpelier Mayor Mary Hooper declared the week of May 18-24 "Montpelier Affordable Housing Week."

The mayor's official declaration recognizes "great leadership" among many interests in working "to increase the number of affordable homes in Montpelier.

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