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Literacy program opportunities for general occupancy rental housing and other service providers

The Children's Literacy Foundation (CLiF) is now accepting applications for its At-Risk Children grant. This free grant opportunity is open to social service providers, early childhood education programs, daycare centers, school-based programs such as ELL classrooms and afterschool programs, family centers, community organizations, shelters, low-income housing and other groups throughout Vermont and New Hampshire that serve low-income or at-risk infants and children up to age 12 (or a segment of that age range). 

Real Estate for Millennials event tonight at the Growler Garage in Burlington

Don't miss tonight's Burlington Young Professionals On Tap event  to learn about how to get started thinking about buying a home.  VHFA's Seth Leonard as well as other experts will be on hand to answer your questions and provide critical tips on buying a home in Vermont. 

Local realtor Blair Knowles described what the event has to offer and some of the challenges facing first time home buyers on WCAX last night.  

Give back by donating new mittens and gloves for Vermont children and teens

Break out your knitting needles (or get shopping) to keep children warm this winter. Drop off new children’s mittens and gloves at VHFA’s office at the corner of Saint Paul and King Streets in Burlington by Friday, December 16. 

After stuffing them with holiday goodies, VHFA will deliver the gifts to the King Street Center for children and teens who participate in their programs. 

VHFA and Housing Vermont celebrate 2016 Carbon Throwdown

Yesterday was pay up day for our friends at Housing Vermont who graciously served VHFA staff a delicious lunch in honor of our 2016 Way to Go Challenge Carbon Throwdown win. 

The friendly competition resulted in estimated savings of 6,475 miles of driving as 43 staff from the two agencies used alternative means of transportation during the 2-week competition in October.  

Way to go!

Common Rental Application for Housing in Vermont revised

The Common Rental Application for Housing in Vermont has been revised based on feedback from housing managers, applicant experiences and the state’s evolving information needs.  The revised application was announced by Executive Director Sarah Carpenter last week at the annual conference of the Vermont Housing Managers Association.

Burlington Town Center expected to create much-needed affordable housing and jobs

In addition to construction jobs, the proposed Burlington Town Center plans include creation of 55 new units of affordable housing and 219 market rate homes.  Housing advocates and community leaders joined Burlington Mayor Weinberger today in City Hall Park to discuss ways in which the proposed Town Center would help address the needs of the region’s residents for more affordable homes located near jobs and services. 

HUD "Huddle" with Resident Service Coordination Grantees

As part of the Multifamily for Tomorrow Transformation, HUD’s Boston Satellite Office and the Northeast Region now have designated Grants Specialists overseeing HUD grant programs.  In order to get acquainted with their valued customers and address questions, HUD invites program participants in the New England states to a Huddle with Grantees.  The Huddle is designed for clients working with Resident Services Coordinator [RSC], Congregate Housing Services Program [CHSP], or Assisted Living Conversion Program [ALCP] grants, or for clients that have budget-funded RSCs. 

Wellness for Housing Professionals: Strategies to Manage Stress, Optimize your Energy & Live your Life in Balance

In this upbeat, interactive workshop, Heather Main of Main Wellness Works will present dozens of ideas that you can use today to reduce stress, improve your energy and overall sense of well-being. Ideas presented will be philosophical, theoretical and practical, spanning everything from details about how much water you drink at work to how you approach your bucket-list of life dreams. We’ll talk about the 6-dimensions of wellness, how to get yourself out of a low or anxious mood, time management and tons more. Join us.

Updates to Vermont Fire & Building Code take effect October 10, 2016

The Vermont Department Fire Safety announced last week that on October 10, 2016 the 2015 Vermont Fire & Building Safety Code will take effect.

The Code establishes the process to obtain a construction or operating permit, lists the codes and standards that are adopted and describes the process used to evaluate and grant a variance or exemption from the Code. 

 

 

 

It's go time at VHFA!

With today marking the beginning of Week 2 of Vermont's Way to Go Challenge, VHFA staff are showing their stuff when it comes to reducing carbon pollution. 

Eight-two percent of the Agency’s staff are biking, walking, running, bussing and carpooling as much as possible before the challenge ends on October 7.  In addition to reducing its carbon footprint, the VHFA group has their eye on winning a Carbon Throw Down with our partners at Housing Vermont.

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