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Legislature learns how to turn temporary down payment assistance program into self-funding tool for future home buyers

Vermont's House Committee on Ways and Means learned this morning about opportunities to transform a temporary statewide down payment assistance program enacted last year into a self-funding program that can help first-time home buyers for years to come.  VHFA's Executive Director, Sarah Carpenter, met with the committee this morning to explain how a legacy program could be created with the addition of four years of state housing credit funding. 

Pathways to opportunity: Housing, transportation, and social mobility

Two important factors connecting communities to employment, education, and vital services are affordable housing and transportation. While improving proximity and access to jobs alone certainly won’t solve our social mobility challenges, it can ameliorate problems like segregation, concentrated poverty, and low-density sprawl that pose real barriers to economic progress for low-income families.

Home Buyer's Education Workshop

RuralEdge Homeownership Center is offering a class on the homebuying process, choosing the right home, mortgage types, closing costs, first-time homebuyer incentives and more. The class is sponsored by Passumpsic Savings Bank and Poulin Lumber. Learn more about how to sign up.

Housing & Conservation Day at the State House


Photo of VT State House, Montpelier by L. Black-Plumeau

This will be an opportunity for organizations to talk with state legislators about the importance of the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board's balanced and sustainable investments in Vermont communities.

2016 Consolidated Plan Public Meeting

The State of Vermont’s Department of Housing and Community Development is conducting a public hearing in preparation for developing its 2016 HUD Consolidated Plan Action Plan. The purpose of the hearing is to obtain citizens' views about housing, homelessness, public facilities and services, and non-housing community development needs in the state, development of proposed grant activities, and to review past performance of programs included in the plan.

Happy Holidays from Vermont Housing Finance Agency

Building bridges to affordable housing for 42 years.

Artwork by Polly Thibault, VHFA Loss Management Specialist

Homelessness Awareness Day and Memorial Vigil at the VT State House

The state's homeless shelters and service providers will commemorate the thousands of homeless and at-risk Vermonters who received housing and/or services this past year. For more information, contact Linda Ryan, (602) 373-6505.

Sponsored by the Vermont Coalition to End Homelessness and the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition.

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Thursday, January 7th, 2016

 

 

 

Local elves help make annual mitten stuffing a huge success

A bus from The Edge Kids & Fitness after school program brought 25 young helpers to VHFA yesterday for the Agency’s annual mitten stuffing. Aliya  (pictured) and her fellow elves got right to work in VHFA’s board room, helping to stuff 175 sets of mittens, hats and gloves with candy. VHFA will deliver the bounty this afternoon to the Sara Holbrook Center and King Street Youth Center for distribution to local kids and teens in need. 

VHFA sends out a big thanks to all of the knitters and shoppers who donated such high quality outerwear for this wonderful holiday event!

Nerds rule VHFA Halloween festivities

The finance and accounting experts on VHFA's second floor showed their true colors today, creatively attired as a band of geeky nerds.  They had the company of most VHFA staff, who joined the fun of competing in the "Best Costume" competition with get-ups ranging from Dumbledore and cat burgler to someone dressed as an HTTP error and another as jelly beans.

From all of us at VHFA to all of Vermont's ghosts and goblins, have a safe and happy Halloween! 

VT Community Development Association Fall Conference: Work Force Housing

WORK FORCE HOUSING – SPRINGBOARD TO ECONOMIC VITALITY

Economic Reality of Developing Workforce Housing

....for those in the middle….

  • What is realistic and possible in creating residential communities for middle-income earners?
  • What do older neighborhoods need to attract investment by middle-income earners?
  • How can a community be competitive?
  • What is being done successfully and on what scale?

Hear from developers, builders, funders, planners, local officials, state and federal resources.

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