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King Street Housing, CHT grand opening

88 king streetChamplain Housing Trust (CHT) and King Street Housing celebrate their grand opening this Saturday starting at 10 a.m.

The newly completed building at 88 King Street in Burlington is the new headquarters of CHT. The green building was developed by CHT and Housing Vermont and is also home to 20 apartments.

VHFA allocated $410,000 in Tax Credits to 17 of those units.

Tax credit, other incentives in Free Press

This weekend, the Burlington Free Press highlighted some incentives to get first-time homebuyers into a new home, including the homebuyer tax credit.

Writer Sky Barsch quotes VHFA Public Affairs Manager John Fairbanks in her story.

Read the story online.

Affordability question explored on VPR

Vermont Public Radio's "Vermont Edition" aired a segment last week exploring the question of whether or not housing in Vermont is becoming more affordable.

Host Jane Lindholm spoke with Rutland Herald reporter Bruce Edwards about the debate spurred by a recent report published by two Vermont economists.

Listen to the segment online.

Learn about Eastview at Middlebury

eastview propertiesEastview at Middlebury, a new non-profit retirement community planned for Addison County, is holding two informational meetings this spring.

MacArthur award in Herald, Argus

Sister publications the Rutland Herald and Barre-Montpelier Times Argus published a story today about last week's MacArthur Foundation news.

Read the story online.

Details on the $2.6 million coming to VHFA and the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board are available at our previous post.

Mark Westergard named VHFA General Counsel

Mark Westergard has become General Counsel for VHFA.

He has more than 20 years of experience as a bond lawyer for one of the largest law firms in the U.S., located in Texas.

He moved to the Green Mountain State three years ago, and has been working as a trial court law clerk for the State of Vermont for the past 18 months.

Vermont's first recovery funds already released

More than $14 million of economic aid funds have already been released to Vermont, less than 10 days after President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

The funds are directed to state and local agencies through the:

VHFA staff learn about nutrition

Stuart Offer, Wellness Educator with the YMCA, presented another lunchtime education session for VHFA staff.

"Facts and Fallacies of Food and Nutrition" was the topic.

Staff wellness is an ongoing initiative of the Agency's administration department.

VHFA hits Facebook

visit vhfa's page @ facebookVHFA has created a presence on Facebook.

Facebook is a “social networking” site that lets people and organizations create profiles for themselves; “friend” other users; and declare and promote their interests.

VPR covers MacArthur award

Vermont Public Radio (VPR) aired a segment about VHFA's and VHCB's receiving $2.6 million from the MacArthur Foundation.

We announced the award at a press event yesterday afternoon in Montpelier.

Read or listen to the VPR story online.

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