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Alliance Center for Capacity Building Introduces New HEARTH Academy

Posted August 31, 2010

Source: NAEH Alliance Online News, August 31, 2010.

“The National Alliance to End Homelessness has launched the HEARTH Academy to help communities prepare to meet the ambitious goals of the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act. The HEARTH Act is the first major reform to HUD’s homeless assistance program in nearly two decades. [More …]

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State closes waiting list for housing subsidy

Posted August 30, 2010

Source: Times Argus, August 30, 2010

By Patricia Minichiello

“Local housing authorities around the state have capped requests for Section 8 housing vouchers by closing waiting lists as they deal with a surge in applications.

Now the state is following suit. [More …]

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Foreclosed properties rehabbed to create affordable housing

Posted August 29, 2010

Source: Rutland Herald, August, 29, 2019

By: Bruce Edwards

“It’s a tough time for first-time home buyers.

Consumer confidence isn’t high and while mortgage rates are extremely low, banks have tightened up their lending standards.

But thanks to a year-old housing program, some low-income Vermonters are realizing their dream of home ownership. [More …]

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Housing conference registrations open; agenda published

Posted August 27, 2010

Source: VHFA, Housing Matters Blog. August 27, 2010.

“We’ve opened the doors for registrations for the 2010 Vermont Statewide Housing Conference. [More …]

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Vermont energy efficiency grants announced


Source: Burlington FreePress, August 27, 2010

“Vermont’s congressional delegation announced Thursday $5.7 million in federal funding to help Vermont households use “smart meter” systems and install solar thermal and solar hot water technologies. [More …]

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Two Job Openings: National Alliance to End Homelessness

Posted August 26, 2010

The Alliance is currently recruiting two Senior Program and Policy Analysts – one in the area of Youth and one in the area of Health/Behavioral Health. Both analysts will be responsible for analyzing federal policy, advancing the Alliance’s agenda, and working with Alliance partners to further key legislation. [More …]

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HUD Aprroved VT Consolidated Plan

Posted August 25, 2010

HUD approved the VT Consolidated Plan. It was approved with changes that were suggested on the submitted draft. A final draft can be seen  at DHCA’s website.

For more information go here VT ConPlan

View the VTConPlan

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Home sales remain sluggish


Source: The Rutland Herold, August 25, 2010



“WASHINGTON — Home prices in many parts of the country scream bargain, and mortgage rates haven’t been this low for decades. So why are houses across the nation sitting on the market for so long? [More …]

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National Coalition for the Homeless Releases Report on Hate Crimes Against the Homeless

Posted August 24, 2010

Hate Crimes against the Homeless: America’s Growing Tide of Violence, a report released by the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH), states that at least 43 homeless individuals were killed in the past year. These violent attacks appear to have been motivated by hatred or bias specifically aimed at homeless persons, most often middle-aged men. [More …]

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National Alliance to End Homelessness Launches Youth Site Visit Campaign


Source: National Alliance to End Homelessness, August 24

On Wednesday, September 15 at 2 p.m. ET, the Alliance will host a webinar to kick off a campaign to encourage Members of Congress to visit local programs serving youth either experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The webinar will include an overview of the campaign, as well as suggested strategies for getting Members of Congress to accept an invitation to visit a program and see first-hand how it affects youth experiencing homelessness in their districts. [More …]

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