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Smart Growth Award photos

Some photos from last night's Smart Growth Awards presented by Smart Growth Vermont at the Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes.

Read about VHFA's role in a couple of the award winners.

VHFA projects receive Smart Growth Awards

proctorsville green revitalization & banknorth blockVermont Housing Finance Agency is a partner in two of the four projects receiving Smart Growth Awards this evening.

Proctorsville Green Revitalization (top) in Cavendish includes 20 affordable rentals and four affordable townhomes. VHFA provided construction financing and allocated Tax Credits.

Nominations open for downtown awards

middlebury painting by joe bolgerThe Vermont Division for Historic Preservation is taking nominations for its Vermont Downtown Awards.

The awards will be presented as part of the 2009 Vermont Downtown Conference, Friday, Nov. 6, at the Middlebury Inn and Town Hall Theater.

Deadline for nominations is Oct. 1.

Five Chittenden Bank lenders named top originators

Five Chittenden Bank lenders have been named top VHFA originators for fiscal year 2009: Michelle Shambo, Addison County; Debbie Corey, Bennington County; Laurie Laliberte, Rutland County; Cathy Eakins, Windham County; and Barbara Yankee, Windsor County.

Congratulations to all!

We'll have a few more to announce before too long.

Kim Roy celebrates 20 years

kim roy & sarah carpenterVHFA Assistant Director of Multifamily Programs Kim Roy (left) reached a milestone last week: 20 years on the job at the Agency.

Staff joined her in a little celebration, including presentation of the traditional VHFA captain chair.

Kim's pictured here with VHFA Executive Director Sarah Carpenter.

Congratulations, Kim!

Ketteridge named "Housing Hero" by Twin Pines

tom ketteridgeTom Ketteridge has received the 2009 Housing Hero award from Twin Pines Housing Trust in White River Junction.

The award is given to those who have "gone above and beyond normal effort to provide for the basic human need of clean, safe and dignified shelter."

Until recently, Tom was Managing Director of The Upper Valley Haven, a homeless shelter in White River Junction.

Smith top originator for Franklin County

judy smith and erin perrinJudy Smith, left, pictured with VHFA's Erin Perrin, is VHFA’s top mortgage loan originator in Franklin County for 2009.

Judy’s a loan originator for Peoples Trust Co. in St. Albans. You can reach her at 802.752.1214.

We’ll be announcing the rest of our top originators throughout the summer.

LaPerle top originator for Washington County

Maryellen LaPerle is VHFA's top mortgage loan originator in Washington County for 2009.

Maryellen's a loan originator for Northfield Savings Bank in Montpelier. You can reach her at 802.229.4635.

We’ll be announcing the rest of our top originators throughout the summer. Stay tuned.

Deforge top originator for Chittenden, Grand Isle counties

Today VHFA began our annual ritual of naming our top mortgage loan originators for each county.

Kelly Deforge of Universal Mortgage Corp. in Colchester takes the 2009 honor for Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. You can reach her at 802.654.7896.

We'll be announcing the rest of our top originators throughout the summer.

Call for submissions: Historic rehab awards

The National Housing and Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA) is accepting entries for its 5th annual J. Timothy Anderson Awards for Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation.

The "Timmy" awards honor outstanding rehabilitation and preservation projects in eight categories based on overall design and quality, interpretation and respect of historic elements, impact on the community, and financial and market success.

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