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Register Now for the Vermont Housing Managers Association Annual Conference – October 29 & 30, 2015

Posted September 25, 2015

Register now for the Vermont Housing Managers Association Annual Conference which will take place on October 29th & 30th at the Topnotch Resort in Stowe, Vermont. The following important deadlines are approaching:

Deadline to reserve a hotel room at the discounted rate: September 28, 2015
Deadline to submit a scholarship request: October 12, 2015
Deadline to register for the Annual Conference: October 16, 2015

All details, including links to register and to reserve hotel rooms, are included in the brochure located here (PDF File).


Save the Date: 504 Coordinator Training, April 9th in West Lebanon, NH

Posted March 9, 2015

On Thursday, April 9, 2015. Vermont Housing Managers Association (VHMA), Granite State Managers Association (GSMA) and New England Affordable Housing Management Association (NEAHMA) are co-sponsoring a one day training. The training is 504 Coordinator Training with Debbie Piltch. This training will examine Federal requirements to provide persons with disabilities reasonable accommodation throughout the occupancy cycle. It will shed light on the confusion regarding what a housing provider’s legal obligations are in the area of reasonable accommodation, discuss how state and local law may have an impact on a site’s obligation, and review the role of a 504 coordinator in general and in the context of reasonable accommodations as well as the 504 grievance procedure.

The training will be held at the Fireside Inn & Suites in West Lebanon, NH. The cost is $125 per person if you register before Friday, February 27th; after February 27th the cost will increase to $150 per person. Non-membership rate is $200 per person. The cost of the registration also includes lunch.

To register for the training please click on the following link and it will walk you through the steps:

If you should have any questions regarding the registration process you may contact If you should have any questions about the training, are in need of any reasonable accommodations or have any food allergies, please contact



Registration Open for VHMA’s April 16 Training on Fair Housing

Posted March 17, 2014

Vermont Housing Managers Association is offering a one day training on fair housing on Wednesday, April 16.  The training is being presented by Fair Housing Solutions, LLC.  The details:

When: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Where: Fireside Inn & Suites, 25 Airport Road, West Lebanon, NH
Time: 8:30am – 3:30pm (Q&A will follow til 4pm – registration opens at 7:30am)
Registration Deadline: April 1, 2014
Registration Cost: $195 per person for VHMA/GSMA members; $320 per person for non -members (lunch is included in the registration cost).

The trainers include Mark E. English, one of the nation’s leading training specialist regarding accessibility issues that involve ADA, Section 504, and The Fair Housing Amendments Act; and Scott P. Moore, who has provided consultation and representation of the housing industry and is widely recognized for his experience in housing law and his work with the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and USDA/Rural Development.

See the full description of topics to be covered during the training, and the registration form here. Registration due by April 1, 2014.


VRSC Training and Membership Meeting on March 19

Posted March 13, 2014

Vermont Resident Service Coordinators will be having their next membership meeting on Wednesday, March 19.  Prior to the membership meeting a special training by Ginny Sassman will be offered on Nurturing Happiness Relationships.  The event is being co-sponsored by Vermont Housing Managers Association, Vermont Housing Finance Agency, Bennington Housing Authority, and Shires Housing.

Admission is FREE for Vermont Resident Service Coordinators and Vermont Housing Managers Association members.  Non-Members are invited to attend for $10 (includes admission and lunch!).  More logistics:

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

American Legion, 33 Washington Street, Rutland, VT

Registration 9:30 am—10 am

Training 10:00 am—Noon

Lunch & Networking Noon-12:45pm

VRSC Member Meeting: 12:45-2:00 pm

Two Continuing Education Units will also be issued by VHFA for those attending the training.  Additional information can be found about the event here.

RSVP today by emailing Doug Hemmings at


Vermont Housing Managers Association Offering Training on VOSHA

Posted December 19, 2013

Many activities involved in property maintenance present hazards to those performing the maintenance activities.  On Wednesday, January 29 the Vermont Housing Managers Association (VHMA) will be offering a one-day training with Daniel Whipple on Vermont’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (VOSHA).

VOSHA Program Manager Daniel Whipple’s presentation will introduce the “focus four” that is the four hazards that are responsible for 90 percent of all contrsruction related fatalities.  Those hazards include falls, struck by, caught in/between and electrical hazards.  In addition, the training event will focus on chemical hazards and the new December 2013 requirements under the Hazardous Communication Standard and Globally Harmonized System of classifying, labeling and informing workers of the existence of hazardous chemicals in the workplace.

The event details:

When: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 9am to 3pm (registration opens at 8:30)
Where: Best Western, Blush Hill Road, Waterbury, Vermont
Registration Deadline: January 17, 2014

Registration Cost: $65 per person for VHMA/GSMA members; $165 for non-members (lunch is included in the registration cost)

If you should have any questions or need special accommodations please contact Heidi Setien at 802.828.6021 or email or Cathy Rice at 802.828.3013 or email


Oct. 24-25: Vermont Housing Managers Association Annual Conference

Posted September 9, 2013

The Vermont Housing Managers Association (VHMA) 32nd Annual Meeting will be held in Burlington on October 24 and 25. The event will take place at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center.   Reservations for the hotel and conference are due by September 23, 2013.

For conference questions or considerations, please contact the VHMA Education Committee Chair, Heidi Setien, at 802-828-6021 or via email at Review this year’s agenda and more information online here.

Check out other upcoming housing events at the VAHC events page.  If you have a suggestion, send us an email.


Vermont Housing Managers Association Training Opportunity

Posted January 15, 2013

Vermont Housing Managers Association (VHMA) is pleased to offer the National Center for Housing Management’s Blended Occupancy Specialist. This is a full 3 day course that will provide advanced training for managers of properties receiving assistance from multiple housing programs.  This is a comprehensive study of the compliance challenges posed by blended sites, focusing on where the rules overlap, where they differ, and how to steer a compliant path through it all.

When: March 26-28, 2013
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each day

Where: Fireside Inn & Suites
25 Airport Road
West Lebanon, NH

Contact1-877-258-5900 /

Registration Deadline:  March 15, 2013 (see attached)
Registration Cost: $500.00 per person for VHMA/ GSMA members & $650.00 per person for Non-members

PDF of Training Description and Agenda


Vermont Housing Managers Association 31st Annual Conference

Posted October 2, 2012

The VHMA 31st Annual Conference will be held at The Essex, Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa, on October 25 & 26, 2012.

The registration deadline has been extended to Friday, October 5, 2012.

For more information, conference agenda, and registration details, please see attached brochure

VHMA Conference Brochure 2012


For more information, please contact: Tracy Robertson, Asset Manager, Housing Vermont at or (802) 861-3826