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Vermont receives kudos from HUD for NSP performance

The State of Vermont received congratulations from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) last week for meeting the state's obligation and targeting requirements for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP).

Vermont received $19.6 million in federal NSP money to fund activities related to the purchase, rehabilitation, or redevelopment of abandoned or foreclosed upon homes.

HBRA presents annual awards

frisbie & marcellinoLast Tuesday, the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Northern Vermont (HBRA) held its annual meeting and awards.

Housing Vermont honors Stewart, Martinez

Housing Vermont presented two awards at its September meeting of its Board of Directors: Paul Stewart received the Michael M. Richardson Award; Marty Martinez received the Mile Jensen Award.

The Michael M. Richardson Award recognizes outstanding leadership, volunteer commitment, and the contribution of resources that enhance Housing Vermont’s ability to provide permanently affordable housing for Vermonters.

Art Gibb Award presented to Gus Seelig

(From left: Smart Growth Vermont Board Chair Robin Poole-Scheu; Vermont Housing Finance Agency Commissioner Gus Seelig; Smart Growth Vermont Executive Director Noelle MacKay; and Smart Growth Vermont's founder, John Ewing)

Cathedral Square Corp. wins national award

logoCathedral Square Corp. (CSC) in Burlington won a 2010 MetLife Foundation Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing.

Enterprise Community Partners Inc. and MetLife Foundation present the awards for best practices in green, service-enriched housing for low-income seniors.

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.


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