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OCC releases reverse mortgage advisory

publication coverThe Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has published “Reverse Mortgages: Are They for You?,” a consumer advisory to help folks better understand reverse mortgages.


Burlington's Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) is looking for donations of winter coats to help its clientele of homeless Vermonters prepare for the cold weather.

VHFA's Socially Responsible Committee has started a campaign to encourage employees to purge their closets of unneeded coats and jackets to donate to the cause.

If you have new or gently-worn winter coats you'd like to donate, contact COTS Director of Development Kim Borsavage at kimb@cotsonline.org or 802.864.7402 x107.

Northgate celebration photos

Some photos from Saturday's event at Northgate housing complex in Burlington.

Residents of Northgate celebrated 20 years of resident leadership. The Northgate Residents’ Ownership Corp. recently acquired ownership of the property, making it 100 percent resident-owned.

Champlain Housing Trust publishes performance evaluation

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Our friends at Champlain Housing Trust (CHT) in Burlington have published "Lands in Trust, Homes That Last."

The 62-page publication is a performance evaluation of CHT written by John Emmeus Davis of Burlington Associates in Community Development LLC and former CHT employee Alice Stokes.

Northgate celebrates 20 years

northgate apartments graphicJoin the residents of the Northgate housing complex in Burlington this Saturday for a celebration of 20 years of resident leadership.

The Northgate Residents' Ownership Corp. recently acquired ownership of the property, making it 100 percent resident-owned.

The party runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 275 Northgate Road in Burlington with free food, activities and performances.

CVOEO receives federal housing grant

cvoeo logoThe Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity will receive a $405,000 federal grant to help house victims of domestic abuse.

The recovery act funds will provide scattered site units to women and children to help them transition into permanent housing, as well as support services such as childcare and job development.

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.

COTS/HRC looking for Outreach Housing Specialist

The Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) and Housing Resource Center (HRC) in Burlington are looking to hire an Outreach Housing Specialist.

HRC is a community clearinghouse for information on housing options and resources for the homeless, the marginally housed and those at risk of losing their housing in Chittenden County.

The Outreach Housing Specialist will act as the housing resource liaison for members of the Continuum of Care of Chittenden County and for households who are homeless and at risk of losing their housing.

Free seminar: The Census and ACS

fred and chipThe Center for Research on Vermont is presenting a free seminar for data professionals this month: Research-in-Progress Seminar #222: "Counting Vermont in the 21st  Century: The 2010 Census and Changes to Data on Our State and Communities."

Nine steps to buying a house

We're always encouraging new homebuyers to attend a class given by the NeighborWorks® HomeOwnership Centers of Vermont. The knowledge you'll gain will be well worth the modest price.

Ludy Biddle, Executive Director of NeighborWorks of Western Vermont, has outlined the nine topics covered by her organization's "Housing 101" course in an article that appeared in the Rutland Herald this weekend.


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