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Vermont to receive preservation grants

Posted January 31, 2010

“BARRE — Vermont is getting more than $200,000 in 19 matching grants to projects for the restoration and preservation of historic buildings across the state.

The grant program, administered by the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, provides owners of historic buildings with matching funding of up to $15,000 for a variety of capital repairs. [More …]

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Vermont pushes lead-law compliance

Posted January 30, 2010

“The Vermont attorney general has sent 27 landlords in Chittenden and Washington counties letters requesting that they demonstrate compliance with the Vermont lead law. [More …]

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Dept. of Energy Announces New Regulations to Facilitate Weatherizing Subsidized Affordable Housing

Posted January 25, 2010

“The Department of Energy (DOE) today announced new regulations that will help improve the energy efficiency and livability of HUD, Low Income Housing Tax Credit, and USDA assisted apartments by minimizing barriers to the participation of these homes in the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). [More …]

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Attorney General Taking Action to Reduce Lead Hazards in Chittenden and Washington Counties


“Twenty-seven landlords in Chittenden and Washington Counties are the recipients of letters from the Office of Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell requesting that they demonstrate compliance with the Vermont lead law. Attorney General Sorrell announced today that his office recently mailed the letters requesting information on rental properties built prior to 1978. Landlords have been given 90 days to show that they are in compliance with the law…” [More …]

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Shelter offers warmth

Posted January 24, 2010

“BELLOWS FALLS – The Greater Falls Warming Shelter has been open for a month, and organizers said they are serving a small but key community.

The shelter also recently hired Samuel Neill of Saxtons River as coordinator of the nighttime facility. [More …]

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Bill would cap max rent-to-own interest

Posted January 17, 2010

By Bruce Edwards

“Jeanette White doesn’t dispute the need for a business that serves Vermonters who can’t afford to buy that flat-screen television, washer or sofa. But what White, a state senator from Windham County, objects to is what she regards as the questionable business practices of rent-to-own stores in the state. [More …]

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Woman chosen Vt., N.H. USDA director


“SWANTON – A Swanton woman has been appointed to a position with the U.S. Department of Agriculture that oversees programs in Vermont and New Hampshire.

Molly Lambert, who was nominated by Democratic U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, has been named the state director for rural development for the two states. [More …]

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Broderick sees housing advances

Posted January 16, 2010

By Patrick McArdle

“BENNINGTON – After spending a year getting to know Vermont, John Broderick, the executive director for the Regional Affordable Housing Corp. of Bennington County, said that he believes the agency will be able to announce several new projects this year. [More …]

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Vermont takes advantage of historic tax credits

Posted January 14, 2010

“Vermont ranks No. 1 in per capita use of federal historic tax credits to rehabilitate historic buildings, according to a recent federal report. The state is 10th in the nation overall rising from 12th overall last year. [More …]

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Affordable housing: It’s a long haul


By Lisa McCormack

“It could be a while before more affordable housing is built in Waterbury.

Town officials aim to finish a comprehensive housing plan before considering places where private developers or nonprofit groups could build affordable housing.
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