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Two Vermont organizations recognized as national Green Building Standards Partners of Excellence

NGBSSnyder Homes of Shelburne and Vermont Energy Investment Corporation of Burlington were recognized as National Green Building Standards Partners of Excellence last week.

Vermont-based bank wins outstanding ranking for meeting local needs

Union Bank Based on the FDIC’s recent assessment of how well lending practices of selected banks contribute to the vibrancy of local communities, Union Bank, based in Morristown, stood out.

Vermont House recognizes VHFA’s role assisting Vermont home buyers and renters

HCRBefore leaving the Statehouse earlier this month, Vermont legislators passed H.C.R. 357 to congratulate VHFA and Executive Director Sarah Carpenter on the agency’s wide-reaching impacts across the state.

Sarah Carpenter receives Champlain Housing Trust's McKenzie Award

S_Carpenter_AwardVHFA's Executive Director, Sarah Carpenter, received the Tim McKenzie Award at Champlain Housing Trust’s annual meeting and dinner on Saturday.   The award recognized Carpenter’s outstanding

Call for entries for the 2014 Residential Energy Efficiency Awards

awardThe State and Local Energy Report is calling for entries to this year's Residential Energy Efficiency Awards.  The awards began in 2008 to recognize the best projects that leverage government funds to improve the efficiency of the country’s housing stock.

VHFA's Sam Falzone wins affordable housing management award

The New England Affordable Housing Management Association (NEAHMA) honored Sam Falzone, VHFA's Director of Multifamily Programs at their 25th Annual Conference in Norwood, MA on October 15th

Pat Loller named Vermont's Human Resource Professional of the Year

VHFA's Director of Administration, Patricia Loller, was named Vermont’s Human Resources Professional of the Year on Monday by the Society of Human Resources Management.

Brattleboro’s Canal and Main building recognized as national smart growth role model

The Canal and Main building in Brattleboro combines commercial space for the Brattleboro Food Co-op on its lower floors with affordable and market rate rental housing above.  The synergy this project  generated for the city’s downtown was recognized yesterday in Washington, DC when EPA awarded Vermont housing officials the 2012 Smart Growth National Achievement Award for Main Street or Corridor Revitalization. 

VHFA’s Sarah Carpenter re-elected to National Council of State Housing Agencies board

At its annual conference last month, VHFA’s executive director, Sarah Carpenter, was re-elected to the Board of the National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) Board of Direct

Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Northern VT announces 2012 Better Homes award winners

Over 250 people attended the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Northern Vermont's 35th Annual Better Homes Award banquet last month.  This event, known as the “Academy Awards” of the Vermont home building industry, sh


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