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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.

International housing experts visit Vermont

Our friends at Champlain Housing Trust (CHT) in Burlington are playing host to 25 housing leaders from 13 countries and six continents this week. The guests are here all week to study CHT's model of housing delivery.

The week starts today with current and former mayors of Burlington greeting the guests, including U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (invited), Mayor Bob Kiss and former Mayor Peter Clavelle.

The Burlington City Council will officially welcome the delegation Monday evening at their Council meeting.

NHC makes suggestions for repairing mortgage market

conrad eganThe National Housing Conference (NHC), an affordable housing advocacy organization in Washington, D.C., has released 10 suggestions to help repair the mortgage market and reduce the rising number of foreclosures.

Changing of the AmeriCorps guard at VAHC

abby krause at the 2008 vermont housing conferenceAbby Krause has wrapped up her one-year stint as an AmeriCorps *VISTA member working at the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition in Burlington.

"This year has been an incredible experience," she wrote to VAHC member organizations on her final day last week. "I have learned more than I could have ever hoped to."

Shumlin, Smith to speak at VAHC/VCEH joint meeting

vahc logoThe Sept. 9 joint meeting of the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition and Vermont Coalition to End Homelessness will feature guest speakers Senate President Pro Tem Peter Shumlin and House Speaker Shap Smith.

They will share their perspectives on the past year and the year ahead.

Homebuyer education courses in September

neighborworks of western vermont logoNeighborWorks of Western Vermont is offering three homebuyer education courses next month:

Twin Pines board seeking resident members

The Twin Pines Housing Trust Board of Trustees is looking for residents of Twin Pines rental and homeownership properties to serve on the Board.

Residents bring valuable perspective to the Board when handling important policy issues.

To learn more, contact the Trust's office at 802.291.7000 or ann.givens@tphtrust.org.

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.

Help wanted at Housing Vermont

Our friends at non-profit housing development organization Housing Vermont in Burlington are looking for a Project Manager.

Read more about the position at the Seven Days Web site. Or email jobs@hvt.org.

Burlington Housing Authority receives funds for AIDS housing

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded Burlington Housing Authority approximately $392,000 to help house low-income families living with AIDS/HIV.

Elsewhere in New England, $1.3 million is going to the Frannie Peabody Center in Portland, Maine; $1.4 million to the city of Portland; and more than $716,000 to the state of New Hampshire.


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