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HUD gives providers pre-notice of available funds

Posted May 29, 2010

Source: VHFA Housing Matters Blog, May 29, 2010

“The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has posted the Choice Neighborhood FY10 Notice of Funding Availability Pre-Notice. It gives potential applicants guidance prior to the Choice Neighborhoods funding notice, which will be published this summer.

The guidance offers advance details regarding the application process to compete for funds through this pilot program. [More …]

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HUD Documents “Worst Case Needs” in 2007

Posted May 28, 2010

Source: NLIHC Memo to Members, May 28, 2010

“HUD issued its twelfth “Worst Case Housing Needs” in the last week of May. The report states that there were 5.91 million households, comprising 12.97 million people, with worst case housing needs in 2007, based on analysis of American Housing Survey data. The definition of worst case is a very low income renter household that did not receive housing assistance, and that paid more than half of its income for housing, lived in severely inadequate housing, or both. HUD is required by statute to report to Congress on “worst case housing needs” every two years. [More …]

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VT 2-1-1 Transition for After Hours Coverage for ESD


Source: Economic Services Division, May 28, 2010

“Beginning the evening of June 7th, Vermont 2-1-1 will begin providing after-hours coverage for all of Economic Services.   Calls will be routed to them through the IVR beginning at 4:30 p.m. through 7:45 a.m. and on holidays and weekends. [More …]

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Job posting: 2010-2011 AmeriCorps VISTA Communications and Outreach Coordinator at VAHC


Position: AmeriCorps VISTA member- Communications and Outreach Coordinator

The Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition ( is looking for an AmeriCorps VISTA member to serve in the following capacities: [More …]

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Census Requests Comments on New Poverty Measure

Posted May 26, 2010

Source: Housing Assistance Council (HAC) News, May 26, 2010

“The new calculation would supplement, not replace, the official poverty measurement. (See HAC News, 3/5/10.) Deadline is June 25. Visit Contact David Johnson, Census, 301-763-6443,”

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29 States Add Construction Jobs Between March and April: AGC


Source: Trenchless Technology, May 26, 2010

Increases in stimulus-funded projects and growing demand for single family construction helped boost monthly construction employment in 29 states between March and April, according to a new analysis of federal employment figures released today by the Associated General Contractors of America.   Despite the recent gains, 46 states and the District of Columbia lost construction jobs over the past 12 months. [More …]

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Books and Programming for Subsidized Housing Sites

Posted May 25, 2010

Source: Children’s Literacy Foundation, 5/25/2010

“Nominate a housing property to receive brand new children’s books and programming for residents (300 words)

The Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF) is inviting community members to nominate subsidized housing communities in Vermont and New Hampshire to participate in a free program that promote a love of books and reading among at risk children. The winning properties will receive: [More …]

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State Searches For Transitional Housing For Released Inmates

Posted May 24, 2010

Source: Vermont Public Radio, 5/24/2010

Sarah Ashworth

“(Host) As part of the “Challenges for Change” legislation that lawmakers passed this session, the state plans to release more non-violent offenders from prison to save money.  But when those inmates leave prison before their maximum sentence is up, they’re required to find stable housing.  [More …]

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Exhibit focuses on young, gifted and homeless

Posted May 22, 2010

Source: New Hampshire Sentinel Source, May 22, 2010

“BRATTLEBORO — Couch surfing, living in places unfit for human habitation, or in unstable or unhealthy situations — not because of something they did but because of circumstances beyond their control — is the fate of more than 50 youth ages 16 to 21 in Windham County each year.

The HIGHLOW Project features 24 large-scale color images taken by photographer Ned Castle depicting the “highs” and “lows” of homeless youth in Vermont, including Windham County. [More …]

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CASH Coalition to Hold “Free Credit Score” Day May 19

Posted May 19, 2010

Source: Press Release, May 17

“Burlington, VT, May 17, 2010 — The CASH Coalition of Chittenden County will offer a “Free Credit Score” Day on May 19 at 88 King Street in Burlington from 3-7 pm.  Open to those with household incomes of less than $50,000, the first 50 participants will get their credit scores for free, together with the opportunity to review their credit report one-on-one with a credit counselor. [More …]

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