Monday, February 14, 2009, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. – The House and Senate Committees on Appropriations will hold a joint public hearing on Vermont Interactive Television (V.I.T.) to give Vermonters throughout the state an opportunity to express their views about the state budget for fiscal year 2012. All 15 V.I.T. sites will be available for the hearing: Bennington, Brattleboro, Castleton, Johnson, Lyndonville, Middlebury, Montpelier, Newport, Randolph Center, Rutland, Springfield, St. Albans, Waterbury, White River Junction and Williston. V.I.T.’s web site has an up-to-date location listing, including driving directions, addresses and telephone numbers, http://www.vitlink.org/.
The Governor’s budget proposal can be viewed at the Department of Finance’s website: http://finance.vermont.gov/state_budget/rec. For information about the format of this event or to submit written testimony, call the House Appropriations Committee office at 802/828-5767 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests for interpreters should be made to the office by 12:00 noon on Monday, January 31, 2011.
Tags: FY2012 Budget Proposal, Gov. Peter Shumlin, House and Senate Appropriations Committees
**SAVE THE DATE** LEGISLATIVE DAY, Wednesday, February 16, at the State House, Montpelier
THIS YEAR MORE THAN EVER — Please set aside February 16th as a day that you and your organization’s key supporters will spend in Montpelier talking and advocating in the Legislature on the importance of Vermont Housing and Conservation Board funding for your organization and the communities it serves. [More …]
Tags: Affordable Housing, Conservation, Governor Shumlin, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, Vermont Housing and Conservation Coalition
POSTING DATE: January 26, 2011 DEADLINE TO APPLY: February 04, 2011
RATE OF PAY: $801.02/wk POSITION STATUS: Regular Full Time
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Exempt CLASSIFICATION GRADE: 16
APPLICATIONS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE DEADLINE DATE
This position is responsible for administering a variety of housing rehabilitation programs. This position involves reporting, monitoring, record keeping, loan closing, marketing, and procurement for all City of Burlington housing programs. [More …]
Source: Burlington Free Press, January 25, by Joel Banner Baird.
Earlier in the evening, the council unanimously approved a resolution that urged the Legislature to protect affordable housing from rapid shifts to “market” listings.
The advisory measure was triggered in part by concerns over the expiration of a contract that has limited rents at Wharf Lane Apartments for 30 years — and which threaten its 44 tenants with eviction after March. [More …]
Tags: Affordable Housing Preservation Bill
On Tuesday, January 25, Governor Peter Shumlin gave his budget address to the State of Vermont. Below is an article which outlines some large cuts in the human services area. These cuts, along with others are part of the overall plan to balance the budget. There has been a lot of response to this in the news lately from human service and mental health advocates and those links can also be found below. [More …]
Tags: Agency of Human Services, Budget, Gov. Peter Shumlin
Neighbors living in affordable housing—including elderly and disabled people—are in danger of losing their homes. Over 2,500 rental apartments are at risk statewide, nearly 300 of them in Burlington!
On Monday, Burlington’s City Council will consider adding a question to the March ballot to urge Vermont lawmakers to protect these homes at risk.
Let your City Council know you care: come on MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 2011 at 7:00pm at City Hall, 149 Church St., Burlington. [More …]
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Friday, January 28, 2011, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Calvin Coolidge Conference, North Lobby, 1 National Life Drive, Montpelier – sixth floor.
The State of Vermont’s Department of Economic, Housing and Community Development will conduct a public hearing in preparation of developing its 2011 Action Plan for the HUD Consolidated Plan for 2010-2015, to hear views about the State’s housing and community development needs, including priority non-housing community development needs and development of proposed activities, and review past performance related to its HUD Consolidated Plan. [More …]