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Housing events calendar for week of March 18th

By: Victoria Johnson on 3/15/2013

Organizing your schedule for next week? Check out the list below and the Events Calendar page on VHFA's website for the latest Vermont housing events.

Monday, March 18

Chittenden County Fair Housing Actions Review Meeting

  • 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
  • Vermont Housing Finance Agency Board Room, 164 St. Paul Street, Burlington, VT

Please join us on Monday, March 18th, from 9-11 AM to review and provide your comments on the fair housing actions in the Draft ECOS Plan (see attached document). These actions came from the Fair Housing and Equity Assessment (FHEA) that can be found here: http://ecosproject.com/sites/default/files/documents/FHEADraft_20130124.pdf. Please take a look at the FHEA as well to ensure that there aren’t any deficiencies. We will meet in VHFA’s Board Room. More information: Leslie Black-Plumeau, VHFA, lblack-plumeau@vhfa.org.

Wednesday, March 20

Public Hearing for the 5 Year Chittenden County ECOS Regional Plan

  • 6:00 PM-11:00 PM
  • Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center- Diamond Ballroom, 870 Williston Road, Burlington, VT

The Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) and the Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation/CEDS Committee have released the First Public Hearing Draft 2013 Chittenden County ECOS Plan, which combines the Regional Plan, Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), and the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). Now is the time to review the plan and send your comments to info@ccrpcvt.org.  Pursuant to Title 24 VSA, Chapter 117, 23 CFR Part 450, and 13 CFR 303.6, a 30-day public comment period will conclude with a public hearing on March 20, 2013 at 6pm. This hearing will be streamed live at www.ecosproject.com, and questions/comments during the meeting can be submitted to info@ccrpcvt.org. In order to thoughtfully address your questions and comments in the context of other input, we would appreciate receiving the comments in advance of the hearing. To read a full copy of the plan, please visit www.ecosproject.com/plan. More information: Regina Mahony, rmahony@ccrpcvt.org.

Thursday March 21

1. Vermont Nonprofit Conference 2013

  • 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Lake Morey Resort, 1 Clubhouse Road, Fairlee, VT

The theme for the day-long conference is “The Data Driven Nonprofit”.  The annual event provides much-needed networking opportunities for the sector and focuses on creating a new “culture of accountability” and improving our collective impact on the well-being of Vermont. Event Link and registration info: blog.commongoodvt.org/2013/02/vermont-nonprofit-conference-2013-the-data-driven-nonprofit.  More information: 802.862.1645.

2. Resident Service Coordinators Meeting and Workshop

  • 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • Knights of Columbus, 84 Pine Hill Road, Barre, VT

Practical Techniques for Deterring, Diffusing & De-escalating Aggressive Interactions with Loretta Sanford, President of 7 Generations, Inc. This workshop is designed to assist employees in learning the techniques used to deter, diffuse, de-escalate, and effectively manage aggressive behavior and interactions with residents and the public. Property management staff, Resident Service Coordinators, and public service employees are presented with a wide range of situations including families needing urgent assistance, irate customers, political delegations, cultural diversity needs, and threats to public safety. This is a practical skills workshop for balancing communication skills, customer service, and de-escalation and violence prevention skills. Participants will learn how to recognize the need for varied approaches to managing aggressive interactions as well as provide participants with a practical approach to handling and deterring everyday challenges and critical situations encountered in the workplace brought on by aggressive individuals and behaviors. Sponsored By: Vermont Housing Managers Association — Vermont Housing Finance Agency. Admission is FREE for Vermont Resident Service Coordinators & Vermont Housing Managers Association members. Non-Members are invited to attend for $10 (includes admission & lunch). 2 Continuing Education Units issued by VHFA. Training is 10-Noon followed by lunch and a VRSC meeting for those who are members. More information: dhemmings@maloneyproperties.com, http://www.vrsc.org/meetings_events.php.