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Honors

Sixth walking award goes to Pat Loller

pat reaches the beachVHFA Director of Administration Pat Loller received the sixth weekly award in the Agency's walking program.

Pat won a VHFA hat and a Ben & Jerry's gift certificate for being the first to "reach the beach" on the coast of Maine.

VHFA's eight-week walking program encourages staff members to wear Agency-supplied pedometers to count their steps, increase their physical activity and "reach the beach."

Fifth walking award goes to Ann-Marie Plank

walkingVHFA Multifamily Management Officer Ann-Marie Plank received the fifth weekly award in the Agency's current walking program.

Ann-Marie won a gift certificate to Healthy Living Natural Foods in South Burlington in a random drawing of all participants who are still on the map.

Fourth walking award goes to David Adams

walkingVHFA Chief of Program Operations David Adams received the fourth weekly award in the Agency's current walking program.

Dave won a gift certificate to Ben & Jerry's for more than doubling his miles walked from last week. (We presume he'll use that certificate for some sorbet or other heart-healthy snack.)

Third walking award goes to Martha Fleming

walkingVHFA Loan Portfolio Accountant Martha Fleming received the third weekly award in the Agency's current walking program.

Martha won a gift card to Burlington Bay Market & Cafe for being the Agency's most consistent walker, walking approximately 20 miles every week!

Second walking award goes to Josh Slade

walking program mapVHFA Multifamily Operations Specialist Josh Slade received the second weekly award in the Agency's current walking program.

Josh won a gift card to Dick's Sporting Goods for being the Agency's most-improved walker this week, walking 16 miles more this week than last!

HomeShare Vermont wins national recognition

homeshare vermont logoHomeShare Vermont Inc. was named a 2008 Older Americans Month Program Champion by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging.

The award highlights programs that demonstrate the principles of the Administration's efforts to modernize community-based long-term care and provide greater assurance that older people will maintain their independence longer.

NERSC honors VHFA for decade of support

nersc award presentationNew England Resident Service Coordinators (NERSC) President Lynn Lippitt (left) presented VHFA Executive Director Sarah Carpenter (right) an award for VHFA's 10 years of support of NERSC.

She made the presentation at NERSC's 10th anniversary conference held at the North Conway Grand Hotel in North Conway, N.H., May 6-9.

Polly Thibault takes first walking award

walkingVHFA Loss Management Specialist Polly Thibault has won the first award in the Agency's current walking program.

Polly won a gift card to Healthy Living Natural Foods in South Burlington for walking the most steps of any staff member last week: 68,687!

We're in the second week of VHFA's eight-week walking program, encouraging staff members to wear Agency-supplied pedometers to count their steps and increase their physical activity.

Valley Cares wins national award

Valley Cares (West River Valley Senior Housing & Assisted Living) has won a Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award from the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition (AHTCC) in Washington, D.C.

AHTCC presents the awards each year to the most outstanding Housing Credit properties in six categories, celebrating the best in affordable rental housing development.

The West Townshend property won in the Senior Housing category.

Valley Cares will receive a $5,000 grant to develop additional services, facilities, or amenities for its residents.

Vermont in running for up to $5 million to preserve affordable housing

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has named Vermont a finalist in a competition for up to $5 million to help preserve and improve affordable housing.

The state's proposal, submitted by Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) and the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board (VHCB), is one of 21 finalists selected from more than 80 submissions.

Vermont's initiative would use the funding to support state rental housing preservation efforts targeted at more than 8,000 apartments in 123 towns over the next decade.

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