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Helen Head and Polly Nichol named 2016 Vermont Housing Heroes

At the biennial Vermont Statewide Housing Conference on November 15, two statewide leaders were honored for their service and achievements. Representative Helen Head received the “Legislative Housing Hero” award for her years of commitment to affordable housing.  Head has served as South Burlington’s representative to the Vermont House of Representatives since 2003 and as Chair of the House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs since 2007.  She also helped lead Project Home (now HomeShare Vermont) and the Joint Urban Ministries Project (JUMP).

HUNDREDS CONVERGE AT STATEWIDE CONFERENCE TO EXPAND STABLE, AFFORDABLE HOUSING

BURLINGTON-The message to the hundreds of professionals gathered at the Hilton Burlington yesterday was loud and clear: A stable life starts with stable housing.  Scholars Kathryn Edin and Luke Shaefer described the poignant interviews they had with poor families before writing their renowned book “$2.00 A Day: Living on Next to Nothing in America.” 

Bidding opens on gift baskets to raise money for United Way

Get your holiday shopping started in style by bidding on one of the many beautiful themed baskets in VHFA's auction to raise money for the United Way.  Bidding closes at noon on Wednesday, November 16.  

Check out our auction web page to browse the wide variety of baskets stuffed with valuable goodies and opportunities.  The highest bidder should be available to pick up his or her basket.  

Happy bidding!

 

VERMONT'S LARGEST HOUSING CONFERENCE MONDAY-TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14-15 AT HILTON BURLINGTON

VERMONT’S LARGEST HOUSING CONFERENCE

MONDAY-TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14-15 AT HILTON BURLINGTON Newly-elected state leaders and nontraditional partnerships featured

 

Beat election-year uncertainty with the inside scoop at the Vermont Statewide Housing Conference

Next week's Vermont Statewide Housing Conference will provide many opportunities to get your questions answered about how the election affects Vermont. Walk-in registration is available at the same initial low price so join us on November 14-15 at the Burlington Hilton.

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.

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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. 

Showcase your innovative project at the Vermont Statewide Housing Conference

In addition to other exciting new features, the Vermont Statewide Housing Conference on November 14-15 will be showcasing the most dedicated and innovative projects in our communities. "Projects" could be homeownership or rental housing developments, planning efforts, collaborations, initiatives, or other coordinated efforts. Conference attendees will learn about these projects from concept to reality via posters on display throughout the conference.

Vermont celebrates opening of its first net-zero energy, affordable rental neighborhood

Executive Director Sarah Carpenter joined Congressman Peter Welch, Addison County Community Trust (ACCT), Cathedral Square Corporation (CSC) and other partners yesterday to celebrate the opening of McKnight Lane, Vermont’s first net-zero energy affordable housing community. Formerly a blighted mobile home park, McKnight Lane  is a vibrant, new, affordable rental community featuring Vermods, modular,  high-efficiency homes manufactured in Wilder, Vermont. 

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