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AmeriCorps*VISTA member Fischer joins VAHC

marissa fischerAmeriCorps*VISTA member Marissa Fischer has joined the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition (VAHC) for a 1-year term of service.

Marissa is a June 2009 graduate of Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology/Anthropology.

Housing authority seeks Section 8 coordinator

The Springfield Housing Authority is looking for a Section 8 Program Coordinator. This is a full-time position with benefits.

For more information, contact Laura Ryan at 802.885.4905 or lrsha@vermontel.net.

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.

NHC seeking submissions: Pioneering Housing Strategies Award

nhc logoThe National Housing Conference (NHC) is accepting submissions from member partners for its "Pioneering Housing Strategies" Award.

The award is designed to acknowledge pioneering, forward-thinking strategies that're changing the way we approach affordable housing and community development initiatives.

Three Tomatoes benefit for Champlain Housing Trust

three tomatoes logoThree Tomatoes Trattoria is holding a benefit for Champlain Housing Trust (CHT).

On Wednesday, Oct. 28, all four locations of the Italian eatery will donate $1 to CHT for each dinner entree sold.

Three Tomatoes can be found in Burlington, Rutland and Williston, Vt.; and Lebanon, N.H.

Affordable Rental Housing ACTION signs 100th supporter

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Affordable Rental Housing ACTION has reached 100 signed supporters.

The Washington, D.C.-based campaign to stimulate investment in affordable rental housing reached the milestone today.

The organization has drafted three legislative proposals it hopes will help restore investment in affordable rental housing, produce and preserve affordable units, and employ tens of thousands of workers.

Brooks appointed DHECD Commissioner

Gov. Jim Douglas has appointed Tayt Brooks Commissioner of the Department of Housing, Economic and Community Development (DHECD).

Brooks had been Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Housing and Community Development, which merged with the Department of Economic Development to form DHECD.

Previously he worked as the Government Affairs Director for the Home Builders’ & Remodelers’ Association of Northern Vermont.

Bill Noyes has become DHECD Deputy Commissioner.

New Cathedral Square Web site

csc_siteOur friends at Cathedral Square Corp. in Burlington have put up a new Web site.

The new site features online housing and employment applications, a site-wide search function, interactive Google map of all CSC properties and more.

Check it out at www.cathedralsquare.org.

Waterman top originator for Orange County

Don Waterman was named VHFA's top originator for Orange County for FY2009.

Don's with Wells River Savings Bank/Northeast Home Loan in Barton.

Congratulations, Don!

NCSHA launches new Web site

ncsha web siteThe National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) has redesigned its Web site.

To encourage visitors to explore the site, the council is holding an online treasure hunt, giving visitors the chance to win a number of AmEx gift cards. Learn how to play the Mine the Site game.

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