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Center for Rural Studies celebrates 30 years

Our friends and partners at the Center for Rural Studies (CRS) at the University of Vermont (UVM) in Burlington are ramping up for their 30th anniversary celebration coming this fall.

The Center will hold a free anniversary symposium on Saturday, Oct. 4 at UVM's Davis Center. The day-long event will include:

VAHC seeks AmeriCorps VISTA member

The Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition (VAHC) is looking for an AmeriCorps VISTA member to help the organization in a variety of capacities.

The start date will depend on date of application — either in late August or November — and the placement will last one year.

A modest living allowance will be provided, as well as an end-of-service stipend of $1,200 or education award of $4,725.

Final four top originators announced

trophyWe're happy to announce VHFA's final four top originators for the past fiscal year:

Top originator for Lamoille County announced

trophyWanda Allaire with Universal Mortgage Corp. in Morrisville is VHFA's top mortgage loan originator in Lamoille County for 2008.

We'll be announcing our remaining handful of top originators next week.

Congratulations, Wanda!

Two more top originators announced

trophyKathy Sarnes with Connecticut River Bank in Springfield is VHFA's top mortgage loan originator in Windsor County for 2008. Susan Laferriere with Union Bank in St. Johnsbury took the honor for Caledonia and Essex counties.

VHFA's fiscal year ends June 30, so summer is when we announce all our top originators for the previous year. We'll be announcing our remaining top originators later this month.

Take the housing data survey; win an iPod

housing data siteThe Center for Rural Studies (CRS) at the University of Vermont, VHFA's partner in developing the Vermont Housing Data Web site, is conducting an online survey of the site's visitors.

Take the survey now for a chance to win an Apple® iPod® nano!

Top originator named for Orange County

trophyDon Waterman with Wells River Savings Bank/Northeast Home Loan in Bradford is VHFA's top mortgage loan originator in Orange County for 2008.

VHFA's fiscal year ends June 30, so summer is when we announce all our top originators for the previous year. We'll be announcing the rest of our top originators throughout the summer.

Congratulations, Don!

Top originator named for Washington County

trophyJoanne Hardy with Community National Bank in Montpelier is VHFA's top mortgage loan originator in Washington County for 2008.

VHFA's fiscal year ends June 30, so summer is when we announce all our top originators for the previous year. We'll be announcing the rest of our top originators throughout the summer.

Congratulations, Joanne!

Top originator named for Addison County

trophyJulie Heffernan with National Bank of Middlebury in Middlebury is VHFA's top mortgage loan originator in Addison County for 2008.

VHFA's fiscal year ends June 30, so summer is when we announce all our top originators for the previous year. We'll be announcing the rest of our top originators throughout the summer.

Congratulations, Julie!

Harvard study: Housing downturn worst in decades

state of the nation's housing report coverA recent study released by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University finds the current housing downturn could be the worst in a generation.

The report shows the number of homeowners paying more than half their income on housing increased from 6.5 million in 2001 to 8.8 million in 2006.

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