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National Housing Preservation Database launched

Posted November 30, 2012

The National Low-Income Housing Coalition and the Public and Affordable Housing Research Company launched their National Housing Preservation Database yesterday. The tool allows data from USDA and HUD to be accessible in one national, property-level database. The goal of the database is to assist communities in supporting and preserving their affordable public and assisted housing stock. This database will enable users to locate affordable housing in their communities and provide useful information  affordable housing professionals, advocates, and researchers.

Link to the database HERE.

Link to MAPPING TOOL to find affordable housing in your community.




2013 Housing Policy Conference & Lobby Day

Posted November 27, 2012

The National Low-Income Housing Coalition’s annual Housing Policy Conference & Lobby Day will be held from March 17-20, 2013 in Washington, D.C. 

Unite with advocates, providers, residents, and policy professionals from across the country to learn how you can work together to solve the housing challenges of the lowest income Americans.

The Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry, a professor of political science at Tulane, and host of the Melissa Harris-Perry Show on MSNBC.

Click HERE to learn more and register for the Conference.


2013 National Conference on Ending Family & Youth Homelessness


The 2013 National Conference on Ending Family & Youth Homelessness will be held February 21-22, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. This year’s conference will focus on retooling transitional housing, rapid re-housing strategies, family intervention, federal policy goals for the new Congress, and more.

Come and meet others who are working to end homelessness in America.

Click HERE to view Conference agenda

Click HERE to register online

If you would like a conference form emailed or faxed to you, please contact D’Arcy Klingle at 202-942-8287 or


Vergennes Area Legislative Forum on Senior Issues

Posted November 21, 2012

The Addison County Retired Teachers Association (ACRTA) invites you to join them at a Legislative Forum on Senior Issues at Armory Lane Senior Housing. Come meet and learn more about your local legislators and speak candidly about issues and interests that are important to seniors. The event is free and open to the public. Cider and cookies will be provided.

When: Thursday, November 29, 2012 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

Where: New Senior Residence, 50 Armory Lane, Vergennes

For more information or transportation, please contact ACRTA’s Lenore Morse at 802-877-2477.


Job Posting: Housing Counselor at CVCLT

Posted November 20, 2012

Housing Counselor, Central VT Community Land Trust, Barre, VT.

The Housing Counselor is a full-time salaried position supervised by the Director of Homeownership Programs. The Housing counselor is responsible for providing education and counseling to prospective homebuyers to prepare them for Homeownership as well as providing existing homeowners counseling for delinquency and other post purchase related matters.

The candidate must be organized and able to keep accurate and confidential records of contact with customers. Candidates should be highly detail oriented
and have strong written and verbal communications skills. The ideal candidate will possess skills in counseling, case management and financial management. Applicants should exhibit the ability to work both independently as well as part of a team. Must be able to adapt to change and exhibit problem solving skills. Proven customer service skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
are highly valued.

CVCLT offers a generous compensation package and a great work environment. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and resume or email


Wharf Lane Apartments Open House


Come and celebrate the renewal of Wharf Lane Apartments!

The Burl ington Housing Authority and Housing Vermont have preserved and improved Wharf Lane Apartments by renewing the Section 8 Housing Assistance Payment contract with HUD for 20 years and completing extensive renovations to increase energy efficiency and make other upgrades and enhancements.

When: Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Where: Wharf Lane Apartments, 57 Maple Street, Burlington, VT





Safe, affordable housing is a ‘health vaccine,’ says expert

Posted November 19, 2012

By Matt Sutkowski. Reposted from Burlington Free Press, November 15, 2012.

“There’s a magical “vaccine” out there that would improve the physical and mental health of many Americans, ease pressure on a wobbly health care system, and, in the long term, help put a dent in the nation’s troubling budget deficit.

The vaccine is called safe, stable and affordable housing, said Xavier de Souza Briggs, the keynote speaker at Thursday’s Vermont Housing Conference in Burlington.”

Link to Burlington Free Press Article

Full PDF of Burlington Free Press Article


Register for the New England Housing Network Annual Conference


The New England Housing Network Annual Conference will be held Friday, December 7, 2012 at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel in Framingham, Massachusetts. The focus of this year’s conference is Looking Towards an Uncertain Future: Building Support forAffordable Housing in a Time of Economic Distress.

Click here to register.

Click here to view Conference Agenda and Brochure.



Hundreds collaborate about housing finance issues at statewide conference


The Vermont Statewide Housing Conference, put on by VHFA, was held last Thursday, November 15, at the Hilton in Burlington. The Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition served as a partner organization and  helped to plan several workshops for the conference. Ted Wimpey of CVOEO, pictured below with Kathy Luce of Maloney Properties, serves as the VAHC Steering Committee Chair.

“About 430 people packed the Burlington Hilton yesterday to listen, share, and address Vermont’s most pressing housing finance problems.  Governor Shumlin opened the conference by recounting the challenges the state has overcome since the unprecedented devastation of Tropical Storm Irene. Equipping our neighborhoods for the “climate change storms” of the future and rebuilding more durably is an absolute requirement, he explained.

He also congratulated the housing agency players in the audience, describing them as the “best housing coalition partnership in America,” in terms of developing and preserving the state’s affordable housing stock and contributing to the state’s economic health.  “We can’t grow jobs without affordable housing,” Shumlin acknowledged. ”

Link to Housing Matters article 

Full PDF of Housing Matters Article


Award-winning national expert to deliver housing conference keynote

Posted November 13, 2012

By Leslie Black-Plumeau. Reposted from Housing Matters, VHFA, November 13, 2012.

“Xavier de Souza Briggs, of MIT, will deliver the keynote address at the Vermont Statewide Housing Conference on Thursday.  Mr. Briggs is widely known for his far reaching academic and on-the-ground expertise in sociology, urban planning, and housing.

Briggs spent January 2009 to August 2011 on public service leave from the MIT faculty, appointed by President Obama to serve as Associate Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the White House.  He oversaw a wide array of policy, budget, and management issues for the departments of Commerce, Treasury, and HUD and for SBA and financial regulators.  This experience positions Dr. Briggs well to shed light on how HUD is likely to fare relative to other domestic discretionary funding as federal budget deliberations continue to intensify during the next few months.

Read Dr. Briggs’ full bio on the Vermont Statewide Housing Conference website. Mr. Briggs’ comments on Thursday, November 15, will focus on housing’s impact on health, educational success, and other aspects of our lives.  The keynote address will start at 12:50 pm at the Burlington Hilton.

Haven’t registered for the conference yet? Walk-in registrations will available until the conference reaches capacity.”



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