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 …]
Better Buildings by Design 2011
February 9 & 10
Sheraton Conference Center
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 …]
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 …]
“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 …]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 660-9484.
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 …]