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Metamorphosis begins for once-decaying mobile home park near Vergennes

After sitting vacant for six years, the Gevries mobile home park in Addison County has started redevelopment.  VHFA provided housing tax credits that will cover an estimated 60 percent of the project’s costs and ensure that the new 14-home community will be affordable for low-income renters of all ages. By installing VERMOD high-performance duplex homes, developers Cathedral Square Corporation and Addison County Community Trust anticipate that the neighborhood will achieve net-zero annual energy costs, another critical component of its long-term affordability. 

Ground breaking at Elm Place in Milton celebrated

Executive Director Sarah Carpenter joined partners from Cathedral Square and other agencies to launch construction of Elm Place, a 30-unit building for seniors in Milton. Elm Place will be Vermont’s first multi-family building certified to Passive House standards. Better windows and doors, added insulation and improved air sealing are expected to enable the building to use roughly 65 percent less energy. 

Fair Market Rents revised up 16 percent in Burlington metro area

Thanks to a local survey commissioned by Vermont State Housing Authority,  the Fair Market Rent standards used for HUD's Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers in Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle counties will be revised upward effective today.  The levels established in December 2015 by HUD were 16 percent lower than the new levels. 

The survey of rents in the Burlington metro area was funded by VHFA and other partner agencies.  Read more.

Paul Dettman retires after decades of devoted service at Burlington Housing Authority

Paul Dettman will retire this week as Burlington Housing Authority’s (BHA) Executive Director, a post he held for the past 20 years. With Dettman at the helm, the Burlington Housing Authority’s role has grown to managing over 600 affordable apartments and providing rental assistance to 1,700 low-income Chittenden County residents. In addition, Dettman partnered with VHFA to preserve the affordability of many area apartments when original federal contracts from the 1970s and 1980s expired and presented owners with opportunities to sell the buildings and change their use.

Need an affordable apartment?

Need an affordable apartment or know someone who does? There are vacancies in 20 different apartment complexes across the state, according to the Vermont Directory of Affordable Rental Housing.

Signing cermony: Executive Order related to publicly funded housing for the homeless

Governor Shumlin, Secretary Cohen of the Agency of Human Services and Commissioner MacKay of the Department of Housing and Community Development invite you to join them and other colleagues and friends for a signing ceremony of an Executive Order related to Publicly Funded Housing for the Homeless. This order will implement a recommendation from the Governor’s Council on Pathways from Poverty by providing another tool to meet the state’s goal of ending family homelessness by 2020 and all other homeless thereafter.

Canal Street Veterans Housing celebrates 5 years of success

Five years after opening its doors to homeless veterans, Canal Street Veterans Housing is celebrating its success in moving residents to permanent housing and employment. Eighty-seven percent of all residents moved into permanent housing after leaving Canal Street and all of those who were able to work were employed.

Seeking input on changes for Vermont’s Fire and Building Code

The Division of Fire Safety welcomes your input as it begins reviewing the 2012 Fire & Building Code. The Division intends to update Vermont’s Fire & Building Code in the coming months. National codes are updated on 3-year cycles.

Contact temporary Program Manager Bob Patterson to discuss proposed changes, deletions and clarifications.

Email: robert.patterson@vermont.gov

Efficiency Vermont warns shoppers about low-quality LEDs

Efficiency Vermont is warning consumers about low-quality, non-certified LEDs that have recently started to flood the lighting market. These products may not perform when it comes to light quality, energy savings, and lifetime. By choosing an ENERGY STAR® certified LED bulb, shoppers can rest assured they are getting the highest-quality product with guaranteed savings.

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Need an affordable apartment?

Need an affordable apartment or know someone who does? There are vacancies in 11 different apartment complexes across the state, according to the Vermont Directory of Affordable Rental Housing.

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