Many thanks to the dozens of people who participated in our Valentine's Day Photo Contest!
All of your submissions were thoughtful and a happy reminder of what it means to have a home. After much thought and consideration, the winner was eventually narrowed down to Jess Marshall. Check back in May for our Spring/Summer Photo Contest (there will be plenty more to follow!).
Submitted by Leslie Black-Plumeau on February 22, 2017 - 3:30pm
The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is seeking input from the business community about their experiences with permitting and environmental regulation in Vermont. Please share your insights at one of the "listening tour" meetings the Agency is holding over the next two weeks at locations around the state.
Submitted by Leslie Black-Plumeau on February 7, 2017 - 8:52am
As a part of the ongoing Roadmap to End Homelessness work that VHFA has partially funded through a partnership with the Agency of Human Services, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board and many others, national experts on Supportive Housing will be in Vermont next week to provide a training on best practices.
Housing developers, managers, and advocates are strongly encouraged to attend to learn about the most successful ways of creating affordable housing with necessary supportive services to increase households’ success in living independently after homelessness.
Submitted by Leslie Black-Plumeau on January 23, 2017 - 3:52pm
On Wednesday, March 8, 2017, Bess O’Brien, a nationally celebrated, VT based documentary film maker will present her award winning film The Hungry Heart The 93-minute film is a thoughtful and revealing look at prescription drug addiction shot right here in Vermont. The event is coordinated by Vermont Resident Services Coordinators (VRSC) and sponsored by VHFA and Vermont Housing Managers Association. Please R.S.V.P.
Submitted by Leslie Black-Plumeau on December 16, 2016 - 3:54pm
With the outdoor temperature near zero, VHFA’s Steve Gronlund headed out this afternoon to deliver candy-stuffed gloves, mittens and hats for at least 100 kids to the King Street Center. The Edlund Company partnered with VHFA this year to collect gear donations from staff and friends.
The mitten drive is a much-loved annual tradition that is part of VHFA’s year-long schedule of charitable activities.
Submitted by Leslie Black-Plumeau on November 30, 2016 - 9:37am
The Children's Literacy Foundation (CLiF) is now accepting applications for its At-Risk Children grant. This free grant opportunity is open to social service providers, early childhood education programs, daycare centers, school-based programs such as ELL classrooms and afterschool programs, family centers, community organizations, shelters, low-income housing and other groups throughout Vermont and New Hampshire that serve low-income or at-risk infants and children up to age 12 (or a segment of that age range).
Submitted by Leslie Black-Plumeau on November 29, 2016 - 9:32am
Don't miss tonight's Burlington Young Professionals On Tap event to learn about how to get started thinking about buying a home. VHFA's Seth Leonard as well as other experts will be on hand to answer your questions and provide critical tips on buying a home in Vermont.
Local realtor Blair Knowles described what the event has to offer and some of the challenges facing first time home buyers on WCAX last night.
Submitted by Leslie Black-Plumeau on November 23, 2016 - 10:25am
Break out your knitting needles (or get shopping) to keep children warm this winter. Drop off new children’s mittens and gloves at VHFA’s office at the corner of Saint Paul and King Streets in Burlington by Friday, December 16.
After stuffing them with holiday goodies, VHFA will deliver the gifts to the King Street Center for children and teens who participate in their programs.
BURLINGTON-The message to the hundreds of professionals gathered at the Hilton Burlington yesterday was loud and clear: A stable life starts with stable housing. Scholars Kathryn Edin and Luke Shaefer described the poignant interviews they had with poor families before writing their renowned book “$2.00 A Day: Living on Next to Nothing in America.”