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New Census American Community Survey Findings

Posted September 28, 2010

The 2009 American Community Survey (ACS) data was released September 28, 2010. ACS is an annual survey of approximately 3 million households that provides recent information on the characteristics of Americans and their households, including the cost of homes and the ability of Americans to afford them. [More …]

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Remedy for Foreclosure Has Economists Divided

Posted September 27, 2010

Source: NPR: Morning Edition, September 27, 2010

By Chris Arnold

“Despite the government’s efforts to help the housing market, economists estimate that about 1 in 4 households with a mortgage owe more than their house is worth. [More …]

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Kip Tiernan Fellowship

Posted September 23, 2010

The Kip Tiernan Social Justice Fellowship honors the life-long work of the founder of Rosie’s Place. [More …]

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Job Announcement: Connecticut Housing Coalition Executive Director

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The Connecticut Housing Coalition, the state’s leading membership organization for affordable housing, is seeking an Executive Director.  [More …]

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New Neighbors Statewide Training Conference

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October 12, 2010

St. Michael’s College 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Reception and Entertainment 4:00 to 5:00 pm

Sponsored by the New Neighbors Victim Outreach Project

Refugee service providers will learn about crime victimization and available services.

Victim advocates will learn how to be allies to Vermont’s refugee and immigrant populations. [More …]

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Better Buildings by Design 2011 Conference

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Better Buildings by Design 2011
February 9 & 10
Sheraton Conference Center
Burlington, Vermont

Better Buildings by Design is the region’s premier design and construction conference, featuring interactive learning about building durability, efficiency, and value for both residential and commercial projects. [More …]

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DRAFT consultant’s report recommends state agency consolidation / Affordable Housing & Conservation Commission begins agency review

Posted September 21, 2010

Weidner, Inc., a Texas based consulting group hired by the Douglas Administration to explore the redesign of the state affordable housing delivery system, has delivered a draft report with three major recommendations: (1) merge the VT Housing Finance Agency (VHFA), VT Housing and Conservation Board (VHCB) and VT State Housing Authority (VSHA) into one large new agency, dissolving VHCB and disbursing its conservation functions to existing state agencies; (2) repay loans to affordable housing developments when they mature, except under extraordinary circumstances; and (3) annually review the incomes of all renter households in affordable housing and adjust rents to income-appropriate levels.  Their final report is due on October 13. [More …]

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Dubie and Shumlin to make separate appearances before Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition

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Source: Burlington FreePress: VT.Buzz, Sept. 21, 2010

By: Nancy Remsen

“The Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition won’t be endorsing a gubernatorial candidate this fall — non-profits can’t do that. Members, however, want to hear from Republican Brian Dubie and Democrat Peter Shumlin.

And they will — Wednesday at the coalition’s annual meeting in Randolph. [More …]

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Dubie reconfirms meeting with affordable housing & homeless advocates

Posted September 18, 2010

We are pleased to announce that Lieutenant Governor Brian Dubie’s campaign has reconfirmed that he will be able to meet with members of the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition and the Vermont Coalition to End Homelesness at their annual joint meeting on September 22 in Randolph after all.  An earlier posting had announced his last minute cancellation.  Campaign manager Corry Bliss was able to rearrange Mr. Dubie’s schedule so that he could attend as originally scheduled.  The two coalitions will meet with the Lieutenant Governor from 10:45 – 11:30 and with Senate President Pro Tem Peter Shumlin from 11:45 – 12:30.  A revised agenda for the meeting is posted on our website.  For further information contact Erhard Mahnke at erhardm@vtaffordablehousing.org or 660-9484.

 



Gubernatorial Candidates Confirmed to Speak at VAHC-VCEH Joint Meeting

Posted September 17, 2010

We are excited to announce that the Democrat and Republican gubernatorial candidates will be speaking at the joint meeting.  Senate President Pro Tem Peter Shumlin and Lieutenant Governor Brian Dubie have both confirmed their attendance. [More …]

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