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Vermont Community Leadership Awards given



Robert McBride (center, right) and Richard Ewald (center, left) received the 2008 Vermont Community Leadership Award from the Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD).

Melinda Bussino receives Housing Hero award

sarah carpenter & melinda bussinoMelinda Bussino (right), Executive Director of the Brattleboro Area Drop-In Center, has received the Housing Hero award.

VHFA Executive Director Sarah Carpenter presented Melinda with the award at the 2008 Vermont Statewide Housing Conference held last Tuesday.

VHFA Commissioner congratulates CHT

Vermont Housing & Conservation Board Executive Director Gus Seelig wrote a piece that recently appeared in The Burlington Free Press congratulating the Champlain Housing Trust for winning a U.N.-HABITAT-sponsored World Habitat Award.

Read the piece online.

Gus is also a member of VHFA's Board of Commissioners.

CBS News features VHFA lender

bank president mark youngThe CBS Evening News with Katie Couric featured VHFA participating lender First National Bank of Orwell on yesterday's broadcast.

You can watch the segment and read a synopsis of the story at the CBS site.

VRSC Web site revamped; HUD docs available

In addition to the new Vermont Resident Service Coordinators (VRSC) Resource Guide, which we pointed you to in previous Housing Matters posts, there are a handful of other new resources at the VRSC Web site.

VPR covers CHT honor

Vermont Public Radio aired a story today about Champlain Housing Trust's winning a United Nations World Habitat Award.

Read the script or listen to the story.

VRSC publishes guide

Vermont Resident Service Coordinators has published a new resources guide.

Read our previous post about this publication, or download the document (PDF).

Fuel assistance workshop agenda

Rick DeAngelis at Vermont Housing & Conservation Board in Montpelier has released more details about the fuel assistance workshop taking place Oct. 1 in Montpelier.

The workshop is for owners and managers of affordable rental housing, and will focus on how those people can assist their very low income residents take advantage of the Vermont Fuel Assistance program.

The agenda will be:

Participate in Web site focus group

The Center for Rural Studies (CRS) at the University of Vermont is conducting a series of focus groups to improve the Vermont Housing Data Web site.

These 30-minute sessions will help determine how the site is being used, how it impacts/benefits users, and how it could be improved. Each session will include group discussion as well as hands-on navigation of the site.

VRSC to publish new guide

Later this month, Vermont Resident Service Coordinators will publish the VRSC Resident Service Coordinators Guide for Vermont.

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