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Multifamily management

Rental registry proposed in Springfield, Vermont

A new registry listing all Springfield apartment buildings was proposed Monday night, according to the March 26, 2013 Barre Montpelier Time Argus.  

Updates needed to Vermont's list of vacant subsidized rental housing before next storm

In light of the storm forecast for next week, owners and managers of Vermont's subsidized rental housing are encouraged to be sure that all vacancies are listed in the Vermont Directory of Affordable Rental Housing

HUD grants for assisted living conversion and service coordination

Grant funds totalling $25 million are available from HUD to help cover the cost of improvements to existing HUD-assisted elderly apartment complexes to respond to the needs of elderly individuals who are aging in place.

Common application streamlines process for Vermont renters

Many applicants for assisted rental housing in Vermont will now need only complete a single application as a beginning point in the process of applying for housing under th

HUD Releases 2012 Income Limits

Yesterday, HUD released its 2012 income limits.  These limits apply to housing developments financed with Low Income Housing Tax Credits or tax exempt private equity bonds, known by HUD as Multifamily Tax Subsidy Projects (MTSPs). 

Review the limits for Vermont


Investing in the future of Northgate apartments

Steps to smokefree multi-unit housing

The American Lung Association announced a new online resource on the issue of smokefree multi-unit housing, Smokefree Policies in Multi-Unit Housing: Steps for Success.    These tools are targeted to public health advocates fairly new to the topic, property managers, residents and others will find the .  

Common rental application for housing assistance in Vermont

Over the past 18 months, VHFA, the Vermont Housing Managers Association (VHMA) and other statewide housing providers and advocates have been working on the concept of developing a universal rental application that could meet the basic needs of most housing programs in Vermont.  A streamlined approach has been requested by rental applicants, case managers and social service agencies working with rental applicants for years.  The need to simplify the process was identified in June at Governor Shumlin’s Housing the Homeless Summit and is even more press

Act 68 certification deadline for 2011

We've posted the 2011 application deadline for Act 68 subsidized rental housing certification: Feb. 25.

Act 68 categorizes all Vermont properties as "homestead" or "non-homestead," charging a higher tax rate for non-homestead properties.

Subsidized housing buildings are, by default, considered non-homestead properties under Act 68. Luckily, the law allows owners/managers of those properties to apply to reduce their assessment to reduce their tax burdens to something more akin to homestead status.

Managers: Upload your vacancies

A quick reminder for owners and managers of subsidized rental properties in Vermont: You can post your vacancies online, free, at the Directory of Affordable Rental Housing (DoARH).

With Hurricane Earl bearing down on the Northeast this weekend, this might be a good time to make sure the DoARH contains all your current vacancies.


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