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Vermont Office of Economic Opportunity issues RFP for Family Supportive Housing

The Vermont Office of Economic Opportunity in the Department for Children and Families is now accepting proposals for the Phase IV Expansion of the Family Supportive Housing program for FY21. Family Supportive Housing places families experiencing homelessness into housing and provides long-term, intensive service coordination and case management to help families keep housing.

Updates needed to Vermont's list of vacant subsidized rental homes

To help re-house Vermonters in living quarters rendered unsafe by COVID-19, owners and managers of Vermont's subsidized apartments are encouraged to list all vacancies on the Vermont Housing Data website. In addition to Vermonters who find themselves in need of rental housing, HUD and FEMA both use this vacancy list to coordinate disaster recovery.

Chittenden County Homeless Alliance releases RFP

As the Collaborative Applicant for the Chittenden County Homeless Alliance (CCHA) Continuum of Care, the Community & Economic Development Office (CEDO) is now accepting proposals for new, renewed, expanded or bonus projects to receive 2019 Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Homelessness rate falls, but number of chronically homeless increases

Newly released data from the 2019 Point-in-Time Count showed 1,089 people experiencing homelessness in Vermont on a single evening this winter, which represents a 16 percent decrease from last year. However, the number of chronically homeless Vermonters increased substantially from 2018 to 2019, prompting concerns that existing services may be inadequate to support homeless households.

Chittenden County Homeless Alliance releases RFP

FFY2018 HUD Continuum of Care Program * Notice of Funding Availability
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

As the Collaborative Applicant for the Chittenden County Homeless Alliance Continuum of Care, the Community & Economic Development Office (CEDO) is accepting proposals for new, renewed, expanded or bonus projects as outlined below with Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Vermont Balance of State Continuum of Care issues RFP

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Vermont Coalition to End Homelessness (VT-500 Balance of State Continuum of Care)

FFY2018 HUD Continuum of Care Program - Notice of Funding Availability

 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) – NEW AND RENEWAL PROJECTS

The Vermont Balance of State Continuum of Care (VT BoS CoC) is accepting proposal applications for projects to be funded by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) as part of the FFY2018 CoC Program Notice of Funding Availability.

Great River Terrace ribbon-cutting

Residents, staff, and supporters gathered in Brattleboro last week for a ribbon-cutting celebration at Great River Terrace. The project, sponsored Windham & Windsor Housing Trust (WWHT), created 22 affordable apartments for homeless and very low income Vermonters. The $4.6 million project was funded in part by federal and state tax credits and a construction loan awarded by VHFA.

Progress update on first year of Building Homes Together campaign

Vermont Governor Phil Scott speaks at press conference

Vermont Governor Phil Scott joined legislative and housing leaders in a press conference last week to update the public on the first year progress of the Building Homes Together campaign.

Goal

In an effort to increase the availability of affordable homes in Vermont, Champlain Housing Trust teamed up with Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission and Housing Vermont to set a goal of 3,500 new homes within 5 years, with 20% of them being permanently affordable.

Training offered on "The Nuts and Bolts of Housing Retention"

The Vermont Resident Services Coordinators (VRSC) invites you to join them on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 for a training workshop.  The workshop will be followed by the VRSC member meeting.  The training workshop and meeting will be held at the historic Royalton Academy Building in Royalton, VT.  

New improved Vermont Directory of Affordable Rental Housing goes live

Based on feedback from property managers and apartment seekers, VHFA launched this week a redesigned, user-friendly Vermont Directory of Affordable Rental Housing at www.housingdata.org. We improved search tools and expanded the site to include more information people looking for an apartment need, such as rent and income limits, property photos, proximity to public transportation, accessibility features and pet policies.  

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