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Accepting nominations: Statewide Housing Hero award

sarah carpenter & melinda bussinoWe're still accepting nominations for Vermont's 2010 Housing Hero Award.

For eight years, Vermont's Statewide Housing Conference has celebrated the achievements and service of individuals by recognizing them through the award.

Chaffee receives TPHT's Housing Hero award

jonathan chaffeeJonathan Chaffee, Executive Director of the Lebanon Housing Authority (LHA), received Twin Pines Housing Trust’s (TPHT) 2010 Housing Hero award.

TPHT gives the award to those who go above and beyond normal effort to provide for the basic human need of clean, safe and dignified shelter.

VHFA Commissioner Seelig receives Art Gibb Award

gus seeligSmart Growth Vermont announced Gus Seelig, Executive Director of the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board (VHCB) and a Commissioner of VHFA, will receive this year's Arthur Gibb Award for Individual Leadership.

NCSHA, NEF honors three VHFA staff members

joe, sam & kimThree VHFA staff members will be honored during the Housing Credit Conference coming to Chicago, Ill.

National Equity Fund Inc. (NEF) and the National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) will recognize those who've worked in the field of Housing Tax Credits for 15 or more years.

VHFA pays kudos to "stairmasters"

VHFA wrapped up its spring wellness program Friday. For the past four weeks, staffers have been logging the number of steps they climb during the course of the work day.

Collectively, participants climbed 5,510 flights — 53 percent more than our last stairs program in 2008.

Gutchell re-elected to CHT Board

cht logoMembers of Champlain Housing Trust (CHT) re-elected VHFA Controller Tim Gutchell to the CHT Board of Directors. Tim was also selected Treasurer for the Board.

Loller becomes VHRA VP

pat lollerVHFA Director of Administration Patricia Loller, PHR, was named Vice President of the Vermont Human Resource Association (VHRA).

Pat also continues her duties as Society for Human Resource Management Representative for VHRA.

VHFA wins worksite wellness recognition

health logoVHFA received the 2009 Recognition for Worksite Wellness from the Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.

The awards, now in their 15th year, recognize Vermont individuals, organizations and employers that have made outstanding contributions to physical fitness and sports.

VHFA won a similar award last year, and the “Governor’s Star” the year before that.

Gutchell, Santerre mark 25 years at VHFA

cakeVHFA staff celebrated 25 years of service of two employees at this morning's staff meeting: Controller Tim Gutchell and Assistant Director of Homeownership Programs Jacklyn Santerre.

Congratulations, both!

Erhard Mahnke receives Leahy Leadership Award

erhard mahnkeThe Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) presented Erhard Mahnke with the Leahy Leadership Award this morning.

Erhard is coordinator of the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition (VAHC) in Burlington, a member organization committed to ensuring all Vermonters have decent, safe and affordable housing.


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