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Winning financial services proposals selected

We've completed our RFP process to select a firm or firms to provide VHFA with financial advisory services.

VHFA has selected Piper Jaffray, our current financial advisor, to continue in its role as the Agency's General Financial Advisor and Swap Advisor.

We've also selected three firms to act as GIC Bidding Agents for VHFA:

  • Grant Street
  • Lamont Financial Services
  • Pinnacle Financial Group

Read more about this RFP.

Conference details online

We've posted descriptions for the 18 workshops of the 2008 Vermont Statewide Housing Conference, and have started posting speaker bios as they roll in.

The conference is Vermont's premiere housing event, coming around every two years. This year's event will be Tuesday, Nov. 18 at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center in South Burlington.

Center for Rural Studies celebrates 30 years

Our friends and partners at the Center for Rural Studies (CRS) at the University of Vermont (UVM) in Burlington are ramping up for their 30th anniversary celebration coming this fall.

The Center will hold a free anniversary symposium on Saturday, Oct. 4 at UVM's Davis Center. The day-long event will include:

VHFA gets physical for summer

This Friday marks the beginning of VHFA's next wellness program: weekly workouts to exercise videos.

Staff are encouraged to gather in the Agency's Board Room during the lunch hour two or three days a week to exercise along with the video of the day.

The program is the latest in the Agency's on-going wellness initiative to encourage better nutrition and exercise among staff members.

In the kitchen with VHFA

Yesterday we published VHFA's first healthy cookbook.

"In the Kitchen with VHFA" is part of the Agency's on-going wellness initiative to encourage better nutrition and exercise among staff members.

VAHC seeks AmeriCorps VISTA member

The Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition (VAHC) is looking for an AmeriCorps VISTA member to help the organization in a variety of capacities.

The start date will depend on date of application — either in late August or November — and the placement will last one year.

A modest living allowance will be provided, as well as an end-of-service stipend of $1,200 or education award of $4,725.

Final four top originators announced

trophyWe're happy to announce VHFA's final four top originators for the past fiscal year:

Vermont Energy Saver Program launches

vermont energy saver logoYou might have recently seen or read stories in the news about the new Vermont Energy Saver Program.

The program is designed to assist Vermont homeowners in reducing energy bills by financing energy efficiency improvements to their homes.

The program's being offered by six regional revolving loan funds, in partnership with the State and VHFA.

Top originator for Lamoille County announced

trophyWanda Allaire with Universal Mortgage Corp. in Morrisville is VHFA's top mortgage loan originator in Lamoille County for 2008.

We'll be announcing our remaining handful of top originators next week.

Congratulations, Wanda!

Two more top originators announced

trophyKathy Sarnes with Connecticut River Bank in Springfield is VHFA's top mortgage loan originator in Windsor County for 2008. Susan Laferriere with Union Bank in St. Johnsbury took the honor for Caledonia and Essex counties.

VHFA's fiscal year ends June 30, so summer is when we announce all our top originators for the previous year. We'll be announcing our remaining top originators later this month.


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