subscribe to our blog receive updates via email

Categories

Archives

Older stories


powered by wordpress

News

Job Opportunities Available at Vermont State Housing Authority

Posted December 28, 2016

 

Client Services Coordinator

Make a difference by helping Vermont individuals & families with their housing needs. Join the professional team at the Vermont State Housing Authority, a statewide affordable housing provider.  Immediate opening for an organized, reliable individual to perform a variety of administrative & technical support to the overall day-to-day program division operations.   Position involves telephone communication & public contact work & is based in Montpelier.  Must be able to multi-task & work in a fast-paced environment, independently or as part of a team.  For position details, requirements & qualifications, visit our web site:  www.vsha.org.  Cover letter & resume to:  HR, VSHA, 1 Prospect St., Montpelier, VT  05602-3556.   VSHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Continuum of Care (CoC) Support Specialist

Vermont State Housing Authority, in supporting the VT Coalition to End Homelessness (VCEH), has a position opening for CoC Support Specialist. This position will develop & maintain effective working relationships with all CoC members & a wide variety of providers to meet the needs of VCEH; support VCEH Board development; assist in planning activities and the annual Point in Time Count. Position requires strong interpersonal and communication skills. Travel required. Position is Limited Service, subject to annual funding. Cover letter & resume to: HR, VSHA, 1 Prospect St., Montpelier, VT 05602-3556. VSHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For a full Job Description and full Employment Application please go to:
http://www.vsha.org/about-vsha/employment-opportunities/

 



Chittenden County Homeless Alliance Receives $1.1 Million from HUD

Posted

From WCAX: The Chittenden County Homeless Alliance says it has received $1.1 million in federal grants to expand its efforts to reduce homelessness.

The alliance says the grants will help with rental subsidies and other efforts for people who are experiencing homelessness.

The community coalition says homelessness in Chittenden County has decreased by 32 percent over the last two years due to its work and the support of U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development.

But it says more than 300 people are homeless on any given night in Chittenden County.

The co-chair of the alliance says lack of affordable housing is a significant obstacle to ending homelessness, especially with the county’s persistently high rents.

 



COTS Vigil Calls Attention to Homelessness During the Holidays

Posted

From NBC: Neighbors joined state officials, including Gov.-elect Phil Scott, and faith leaders on Church Street for the Committee on Temporary Shelter’s 20th annual homeless vigil.

“I came here because I think that everyone should have food and warmth in Vermont,” said 10-year-old Myriam Huener, who sang at the vigil as part of the Edmunds Elementary School choir.

U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy was the first to light a candle and share a story about the people COTS has helped.

“We light a candle for Sadie, who couch-surfed for seven months, while she worked three jobs to make sure her 7-year-old son, who was staying with family, could enjoy school,” said Leahy.

Participants say the vigil reminds them of the hundreds struggling every day in Vermont.

Read more here.

image001

 



Vermont Gets $2.9 Million for Affordable Housing From FHLB

Posted

From Vermont Business Magazine: The Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston(link is external) (FHLB Boston) has announced that 45 initiatives will receive $56.4 million in grants, loans, and interest-rate subsidies through its 2016 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) allocation. These funds will finance 1,100 units of affordable rental and ownership housing for households earning at or below 80 percent of area median income in seven states, including $2.9 million in projects for Vermont. Vermont projects are located in Brattleboro, Middlebury, North Bennington, Plainfield, and Rochester.

Click here to read more.

 



Homelessness Awareness Day and Memorial Vigil – January 5th, State House

Posted

Every year in January concerned citizens and housing and homeless service providers from across Vermont gather at the State House in Montpelier for a day to engage their representatives and to renew the commitment to end homelessness in our state. This year, the annual Homelessness Awareness Day and Memorial Vigil will take place on Thursday, January 5th, 2017. Please join us!

Agenda

  • Legislative Awareness Day, Card Room: 7:30 AM-2 PM
  • Reading of Legislative Resolution and Recognition of Homeless Service Providers and Advocates, House Gallery: 9:30 AM
  • Memorial Vigil, State House Steps: Noon

The day will kick off early at 7:30am in the Card Room. People will be present all morning and into the afternoon to educate lawmakers about the work being done around the state, about which strategies are working, and what still needs to be done to help end homelessness in Vermont. Please use this time to meet with legislators and discuss the good work you and your organization are doing in your region. To make your time at the state house most effective, please be sure to reach out to lawmakers prior to the event to ask them to meet with you.

At 9:30pm be in the House Gallery to hear the reading of a resolution recognizing those experiencing homelessness and the work being done by homeless service providers and advocates.

At Noon community members, elected officials, and advocates will take to the State House steps for the annual Memorial Vigil to remember our friends and neighbors who have died without homes, and to bring awareness of the struggles of those still searching for safe, affordable and secure housing.

Please circulate our flyer to your networks to help raise awareness about the day and increase turnout. Please note that it is also Governor-elect Scott’s inauguration day, and so it would be best to arrive in Montpelier as early as possible to account for the special security measures at the State House that day. We hope to see you there!

For more information, contact MaryEllen Mendl at maryellen@unitedwaysvt.org, or Erhard Mahnke at erhardm@vtaffordablehousing.

 vtha17

 



Important Changes to Vermont Landlord Certificate

Posted December 16, 2016

The Vermont Department of Taxes is notifying landlords about important new changes, including a change in the law, to the Landlord Certificate. You can read about these changes in the Landlord Certificate Letter.

The new law requires that a landlord must submit a copy of each Landlord Certificate to the Department of Taxes and to each tenant by January 31. The second change is that beginning in December, landlords may file the Landlord Certificate online through the Department’s myVTax service at www.myVTax.vermont.gov. You can view the benefits from this new platform in the attached letter.

 



Emergency Housing Update – 12/15-12/16

Posted December 15, 2016

Emergency Housing Update -12/15 – 12/16

Good afternoon, everyone,

As you are no doubt aware, there are extreme wind chills forecasted for tonight, tomorrow, and tomorrow night. During instances like this, we all worry about the warmth and safety of vulnerable Vermonters.

As you know, across the state there are individuals currently under a period of ineligibility and who consequently cannot access emergency housing through the General & Emergency Assistance Program. This period of ineligibility is set in rule and applies to people in a variety of circumstances. Because of the extreme weather conditions we anticipate developing and because of concerns that most shelters will be at capacity, DCF is relaxing the Period of Ineligibility for tonight and tomorrow night (12/15 and 12/16). If there are Vermonters under a period of ineligibility who have no other place to stay, they can appear at their local ESD District Office today or call VT 2-1-1 after hours to be housed during this short duration.

Please note that the exception to this decision pertains to individuals currently ineligible due to either violent or destructive behavior; clients in those categories are still subject to the Period of Ineligibility.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns regarding the above, or if there are specific individuals or situations you wish to discuss. Thank you for all you do to help Vermonters every day.

Best,

Geoffrey T. Pippenger
General and Emergency Assistance Program Director
Economic Services Division
Department for Children & Families
cell: 802-798-2154
desk: 802-241-0637

 



Job Posting – VSHA – Continuum of Care Support Specialist

Posted

Vermont State Housing Authority, in supporting the VT Coalition to End Homelessness (VCEH), has a position opening for CoC Support Specialist. This position will develop & maintain effective working relationships with all CoC members & a wide variety of providers to meet the needs of VCEH; support VCEH Board development; assist in planning activities and the annual Point in Time Count. Position requires strong interpersonal and communication skills. Travel required. Position is Limited Service, subject to annual funding. Cover letter & resume to: HR, VSHA, 1 Prospect St., Montpelier, VT 05602-3556. VSHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For a full Job Description and full Employment Application please go to:
http://www.vsha.org/about-vsha/employment-opportunities/

vsha

 



VAHC Live at 5:25 with Laura Wilson of Cathedral Square

Posted December 13, 2016

Last week, our own Corrine Yonce had a chance to sit down with Laura Wilson, Director of Operations at Cathedral Square Corporation. Laura grew up in affordable housing and provides a unique perspective on working in senior housing. You can view our show on CCTV at the times listed below or in the embedded video player.

Monday December 19, 3:00 PM

Monday December 26, 3:00 PM

 



Shelburne Development Review Board Sides with Harbor Place

Posted

From Seven Days: Harbor Place, which provides temporary lodging for homeless people, can continue operating in Shelburne, the town’s development review board ruled Wednesday.

Champlain Housing Trust, a nonprofit affordable housing organization that operates the facility, had been embroiled in a year-long dispute with Joe Colangelo, the town manager and zoning administrator. The spat began in October 2015 when Colangelo sent the organization a “notice of violation,” claiming that Harbor Place was not a motel and therefore violated town zoning regulations. Residents living near the small complex on Shelburne Road had complained to the town.

Read the full article here.

 



Older Posts »