Steve Gronlund, a long-time Shelburne resident, has worked at the VHFA for close to 8 years. During his time with the VHFA, Gronlund worked to help guide the agency through the pandemic as well as new initiatives such as the establishment of a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) program. Additionally, Gronlund managed VHFA’s excellent compensation and benefits package, ensuring that all staff and their families were taken care of.
By: Chad Simmons
BURLINGTON, VT. Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) announces the launch of the First Generation Homebuyer Program, with a goal of helping more Vermonters afford their first home. This program provides a grant to eligible homebuyers whose parents or legal guardians were likely unable to pass on the generational wealth homeownership can provide.
"Owning a home stabilizes our families and our communities, and this is an important step toward making homeownership available to all Vermonters,” said State Senator Kesha Ram Hinsdale who introduced the initiative.
By: Mia Watson
Winooski Housing Authority is our newest Platinum level sponsor of the 2022 Vermont Statewide Housing Conference. For over 20 years, the conference has drawn hundreds of Vermonters interested in affordable housing together. After cancelling the conference in 2020, we are excited to again host an in-person event on November 16th at the Hilton Burlington.
By: Robert Bishop
University of California - Berkely graduate student Olivia Lavecchia (she/her) has been named the Fall 2022 Vermont Housing Fellow. The Vermont Housing Fellowship program is intended to provide the Fellow with valuable experience aiding her professional development. Lavecchia will receive a financial stipend to conduct housing research and help update information on VHFA’s Housing Data website (www.housingdata.org).