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“Roadmap” to Energy Efficiency in Affordable Housing Presentation

Posted February 28, 2011

March 23, 2011, Chapel, Vermont College, Montpelier, VT, 8:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Presenters: Energy Balance; Cx Associates; Regulatory Assistance Project

Sponsored by the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board

In the summer of 2008 the price of heating oil  spiked to nearly $5 per gallon.  The price spike sent shockwaves through Vermont’s affordable rental housing delivery system. Many of us met to discuss short- and long-term strategies to protect affordable rental housing.  One outcome of this effort was a major planning effort to develop a “roadmap” of building envelope options and optimal mechanical systems to prepare  the multifamily housing stock for the potential inflationary impacts of the 21st century world energy markets. We are pleased to announce that the “roadmap” study is completed. We hope that you can join us for a presentation of its findings and recommendations. The day’s events will include a presentation by the Regulatory Assistance Project of  European approaches to funding energy efficiency. [More …]



5th Annual Legal Training For Advocates


The registration and course offering information are now available for the

5th Annual Legal Training for Advocates!

Sponsored by Vermont Legal Aid and Legal Services Law Line of Vermont!

Where:            Vermont Technical College

When:             Friday, April 1st, 2009 8:30-4:00PM

How Much:     $20 per advocate [More …]

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Tax Credit Update Training


March 31, 2011, 8:45 AM-4:30 PM, Fireside Inn & Suites, 25 Airport Road, West Lebanon, NH

Please don’t forget to sign up for the one-day Tax Credit Update Training with AJ Johnson. [More …]

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Con Plan Public Meeting – March 25


March 25, 2011, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM, Calviln Coolidge Conference, North Lobby, 6th Floor, 1 National Life Drive, Montpelier, VT.

A public hearing was held January 28, 2011. No public comments were received.

The second public hearing to receive comments on the draft 2011 Action Plan will take place on Friday, March 25, 2011 at 2 PM. More information including the Legal Notice will be posted here at least 15 days before the date of the hearing. [More …]

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New Report: Housing affordability down for workers

Posted February 25, 2011

Source: Housing Matters Blog, Feb. 25, 2011.

“A new report by the Center for Housing Policy (CHP) says housing affordability has significantly decreased for working owners and renters.

The annual report, “Housing Landscape 2011,” looks at housing affordability trends for working households between 2008 and 2009 focusing on the effects of employment, income and housing costs. [More …]

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State by State info on low-income benefits

Posted February 24, 2011

Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, November 2010

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) but together an online resource list of low-income benefits from state-to-state. This is a great resource for low-income people looking to move to Vermont or to another state.

Click here, for the Online Information About Key Low-Income Benefit Programs, Links to Policy Manuals, Descriptive Information, and Applications for State Food Stamp, TANF, Child Care, Medicaid, and SCHIP Programs.


Save the Date: Johnson Community Housing Ribbon Cutting

Posted February 22, 2011

Save the Date: The Johnson Community Housing ribbon cutting will be at 11:00 AM on Monday, March 7.

More details to follow shortly, please mark your calenders.

More information: Kenn Sassorossi, Housing Vermont, 802.863.8424,,



Randolph Area Community Development Corporation Town Meeting Day


March 1, 2011

Don’t Forget To Vote!

Thanks to the efforts of RACDC supporters, special appropriations will be voted on in the towns that RACDC serves. We urge you to vote YES on these appropriations. [More …]

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State issues legal notice and RFP for Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing


Source: The Department of Economic, Housing and Community Development (DEHCD), February 22.

The State officially issued the legal notice and RFP for the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing. They have been posted to the state’s bidding system website, here. You can also find them on VAHC’s website here: Legal Notice & RFP.

For more information, contact:

Julie Kelliher
Phone: (802) 828-5245

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New HUD Regional Administrator

Posted February 21, 2011

Source: CHAPA Press Release

On Feb. 21, Secretary Donovan appointed Barbara Fields as the new HUD Regional Administrator for the New England region (see HUD press release below).  She replaces Richard Walega, who recently resigned.  As many of you know, Barbara has been heading up the LISC Rhode Island office since 1991.  She has been a great supporter and active member of CHAPA for many years and we look forward to working with her in this new position.

More information: HUD Press Release

Aaron Gornstein

Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association

Phone:  617-742-0820

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