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Posted by: Leslie Black-Plumeau on March 8, 2017 - 9:40am

Strong financial performance  contributed to a rating upgrade to Aa2 for VHFA's multiple purpose bonds from Moody's Investors Service last week.  The rating applies to new multiple purpose bonds and all outstanding long-term debt under the multiple purpose bond program.

"The Aa2 long-term rating reflects the strong financial position of the Multiple Purpose Bond program as well as the Agency's decision to primarily originate mortgage backed securities, sound legal structure, cash flow projections that exhibit sufficient reserves to pay timely debt service and management oversight" explained Moody's March 1, 2017 Credit Opinion.  

VHFA is proud of its success finding ways to raise capital to most effectively support its loan programs for Vermont home buyers and for developers of affordable rental housing.  Discover how our programs can help you! 

Posted by: Will White on March 3, 2017 - 3:02pm

Many thanks to the dozens of people who participated in our Valentine's Day Photo Contest!

All of your submissions were thoughtful and a happy reminder of what it means to have a home. After much thought and consideration, the winner was eventually narrowed down to Jess Marshall.  Check back in May for our Spring/Summer Photo Contest (there will be plenty more to follow!). 





Posted by: Will White on March 2, 2017 - 12:53pm

Need an affordable apartment or know someone who does?  There are vacancies in 35 different apartment complexes across the state, according to the Vermont Directory of Affordable Rental Housing. Find out more about particular units by visiting the vacancy profiles on line.

Property sort by project name Units Address City/town sort by city/town
599 Main Street 6 599 Main Street Lyndon
Arthur's Main Street Housing 18 53 Lower Main Street Morrisville
Brewster River Housing 7 70 Main Street Jeffersonville
Clarks Landing 9 25 Clarks Landing Groton
Crystal Lake Housing 15 117 High Street; 109 Water Street and 35 Main Street Barton
Darling Inn 28 76 Depot Street Lyndon
Derby Housing 9 22 Caswell Avenue Derby
Derby Line Gardens 11 197 Main Street Derby Line
Eastern Townships HLP 12 44 Main Street Richford
Elm Place 30 60 Bombardier Road Milton
Gilman Senior Housing 10 29 & 31 Jefferson Avenue Concord
Glover Senior Housing 12 23 Dexter Mountain Road Glover
Governor Prouty Apartments 24 26, 28 & 54 Governor Drive Newport City
Governors Mansion Apartments 15 88 Second Street Newport City
Groton Community Housing 18 168 Powder Spring Road; 1334 Scott Highway; 1352 Scott Highway and 1579 Scott Highway Groton
Highland Hill Housing Limited Partnership 14 38 Slapp Hill; 84 Church Street and 143 Highland Avenue Hardwick
Hilltop Family Housing 24 426 Summer St, 606 Summer St, 20 Cote Court, 390 Portland St St. Johnsbury
Hotel & Kidder 14 22 & 29 West Street Derby
Island Pond 11 19 Walnut Street, 190 Derby Street, 74 Mountain Street, 84 Elm Street Brighton
Johnson Community Housing 28 144 & 182 School Street; 71 MacMudgett Drive and 334 Lower Main West Street Johnson
Lakebridge 21 343 Main Street, 48 Pleasant Street and 14, 26 & 50 Compass Drive Newport
Lakeview Housing 16 16 Governor Drive, 36 Field Avenue and 236 Highland Avenue Newport
Lyndon Housing 14 467 & 491 Main Street Lyndonville
Marigold Apartments 6 141 Church Street Lyndonville
McKenzie House 41 43 Elmwood Avenue Burlington
Moose River Housing 28 159, 195, 231 & 261 Moose River Drive St. Johnsbury
Mountain View St. Jay Housing 48 105, 106, 178 & 196 Mountain View Drive St. Johnsbury
Newport Senior Housing 13 107 & 119 Main Street Newport
Parkview 12 143 Willey Street Newport City
Passumpsic View Apartments 25 394 Railroad Street St. Johnsbury
Rainbow Apartments 20 25 Church Street Orleans
Riverbend Apartments 30 324 School Street Enosburg Falls
Riverview Apartments 57 73 Westminster Street Bellows Falls
The Meadows 10 4568 VT Route 14 Irasburg
Whitcomb Woods 65 125 West Street Essex Junction
Posted by: Leslie Black-Plumeau on February 22, 2017 - 3:30pm

The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is seeking input from the business community about their experiences with permitting and environmental regulation in Vermont.  Please share your insights at one of the "listening tour" meetings the Agency is holding over the next two weeks at locations around the state. 

Listening tour stop locations and dates 

  • St. Johnsbury: Thursday, February 23 from 4:00pm-5:00pm, Northeast Vermont Development Authority, 30 Eastern Avenue
  • Burlington: Friday, February 24 from 10:00am-11:00am, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, 60 Main Street
  • Rutland: Wednesday, March 1 from 9:00am-10:00am, Rutland Economic Development Corp., 67 Merchants Row, 3rd Floor
  • Brattleboro: Thursday, March 2 from 11:00am-12:00pm, Marlboro Graduate Center, 28 Vernon Street (Hosted by Brattleboro Development Credit Corp.)
  • White River Junction: Thursday, March 2 from 2:00pm-3:00pm, Hotel Coolidge, 39 S. Main Street (Hosted by Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission)

No RSVP is required to participate in a discussion. For more information about the listening tour, visit http://www.anr.vermont.gov or call (802) 828-1294.




Posted by: Will White on February 8, 2017 - 12:49pm

Another photo contest is underway!

What do you love most about your home? Show us with a photo!

Valentine's Day is about more than just one person. Show us what Valentine's Day means to you by tagging us on Facebook or Twitter @vhfa with your photo, email us at intern@vhfa.org, or simply comment with a photo.

Winner will receive a $50 gift card to Bed Bath & Beyond. Good luck!