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Posted August 8, 2017

State Set To Go Over Budget To Fully Fund Homelessness Program
BY ERIN MANSFIELD

Human Services Secretary Al Gobeille said departments generally are not allowed to spend more than the Legislature budgeted, but that the administration is allowing it in this situation. Read more…

New Owner Sprucing Up Former Parish School In Burlington
BY MORGAN TRUE

Champlain Housing Trust says it plans to continue operating the onetime St. Joseph School as a community center. The trust paid $2.15 million for the building. Read more…

Bond Will Invest in Affordable Housing at Record Levels
BY ERIN MANSFIELD

The $34 million sum is the most state money the board has been able to oversee as part of a single bond since its inception in the 1980s. Read more…

New Money from State to Boost Aid for Homeless
BY STEPHEN MILLS

Homeless advocates are working to add services in central Vermont with the help of a $300,000 appropriation by the Legislature in the last session.  Read more…

Housing Accord Seals the Deal
BY STEPHEN MILLS

The long-awaited Taylor Street transit center in Montpelier got the green light with the signing of a housing option agreement amid much fanfare on Thursday. Read more…

Emergency Help for the Homeless Will Stay Fully Funded
BY NEIL P. GOSWAMI

State officials say they will be able to fully fund the state’s General Assistance Emergency Housing budget after warning community agencies in late June that only three months of funding were possible. Read more…

Tenants to Buy, Upgrade Mobile Home Park
BY GORDON DRITSCHILO

the Windy Hollow Mobile Home Cooperative is preparing to take over the similarly named mobile home park on River Street in Rutland. Read More…