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By: VHFA on 3/27/2008

2008 conference logoThis past Monday, the conference planning committee finalized workshop topics for the 2008 Vermont Statewide Housing Conference:

  • Successful models of supportive housing
  • Video and discussion on poverty in Vermont
  • Fundraising for providers
  • Planning for housing variety and diversity
  • Green preservation
  • Cottage development
  • Planning and zoning basics
  • Density
  • Ten most important land-use policies
  • Housing 101 (Pts I & II)
  • State housing policy
  • Federal housing policy
  • Costs of housing development
  • Market analysis
  • Building local support for housing
  • Responsible borrowing and lending
  • Consumers' concerns

The day-long conference takes place Tuesday, Nov. 18 at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center.

We plan to update the conference Web site soon, opening the doors for online registration.

By: VHFA on 3/26/2008

sen. vince illuzziHere're links to a number of news stories regarding yesterday's release of "Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Housing and Wages in Vermont":

By: VHFA on 3/25/2008

This morning we announced the publication of "Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Housing and Wages in Vermont" at an 11:30 press conference held at the Statehouse in Montpelier.

Here are some photos we shot at the event.

We'll be posting a full press release regarding the publication soon.


molly dugan, erhard mahnke & sarah carpenter

molly & vince

By: VHFA on 3/25/2008

We've just published the 2008 update of "Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Housing and Wages in Vermont," and will be holding a press event at the Statehouse in Montpelier in 90 minutes.

You can read the report online.

More details soon ...

By: VHFA on 3/24/2008

The Vermont Agency of Human Services and other Vermont housing organizations are sponsoring a series of "Housing Now" community meetings across the state.

The series is part of an initiative to build better connections among housing and service agencies in the state.

"Many housing providers have expressed the need to better understand the network of supportive services available in their community for tenants. The question of 'who to call' when crisis erupts is one that stretches to many corners of the state," reads a letter to housing providers signed by VHFA Executive Director Sarah Carpenter and other housing agency heads.

"Our goal is to alleviate homelessness, prevent the loss of housing, and deliver services to tenants through a holistic approach."

The next "Housing Now" meeting will be 10 am to noon on April 10 at the American Legion at 32 Linden Street, Brattleboro.

R.S.V.P. to John Swartz at john.swartz@ahs.state.vt.us or (802) 257-2573.