WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 14, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Gov. Peter Shumlin today announced $1.8 million in grants from the Agency of Commerce and Community Development to help three communities replace municipal buildings damaged by flood waters. The funding comes from $21.6 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery funds ACCD received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to help the state recover from Tropical Storm Irene and the spring floods of 2011. more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 26, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veteransâ€™ Affairs today proposed legislation to help the Department of Veterans Affairs meet its goal to eliminate veteran homelessness by 2015. more »
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EUGENE, OR – April 15, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — IDX, Inc. welcomes South Burlington, Vermont broker Kelly Fiske to the growing network of real estate agents and brokers who have adopted a customizable IDX solution for their professional websites. As a member of the Northern New England Real Estate Network (NNEREN), Fiske has long had access to thousands of detailed property listings. Now, her clients and other area home seekers attain the benefit of viewing the same listings that were once classified as available only to Realtors, via her IDX-enabled search page. more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 10, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — State Treasurer Beth Pearce announced today new efforts to assist Vermonters in claiming life insurance benefits, including improved web page search tools, consumer tips and information to assist consumers in claiming their money. The Treasurerâ€™s office has received more than $2.2 million in unclaimed property as the result of a multi-state initiative to require life insurance companies to pay out on old, sometimes forgotten, policies. more »
MONTPELIER, VT – April 5, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — A 355-acre forest which includes a variety of popular trails used for hiking, mountain biking, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing will be protected as the Barre Town Forest, The Trust for Public Land and the U.S. Forest Service announced today. more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 27, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Gov. Peter Shumlin announced today that more than a year-and-a-half after they watched their homes destroyed by the floodwaters of Tropical Storm Irene and other floods in 2011, three families have closed on the sale of their properties as part of the FEMAâ€™s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), completing the home buyout process. The three — two from Bethel and one from Bolton — are the first to complete the HMGP process and receive compensation for their washed out homes. HMGP provides federal funds for towns to buy properties in flood-prone areas to avoid future damage. more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 27, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — In one of the largest single grants to the state to help after Tropical Storm Irene, Senator Patrick Leahy (D), Senator Bernie Sanders (I), Congressman Peter Welch (D) and Governor Peter Shumlin (D) Wednesday announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is releasing $17,932,000 in community rebuilding funds to Vermont from a disaster relief appropriations bill passed by Congress and signed by the President in January. Leahy, Sanders and Welch supported the disaster relief measure and wrote a letter to HUD advocating for the funding. more »
BARRE, VT – March 22, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — After Tropical Storm Irene swept through Vermont, many residents were left homeless in areas of the state that were already experiencing shortages of affordable housing.
Local, state and federal officials worked together on a number of fronts, including a pilot program that helped renovate unoccupied and uninhabitable multi-family rental housing units in Barre through a private-public partnership. more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 19, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The Department of Economic, Housing and Community Development announced today that Lars Hasselblad Torres has been hired as Director of the Agencyâ€™s Office of the Creative Economy (OCE).
The OCE was created in 2011 by the Vermont Legislature in recognition of the growing role of the creative sector in Vermontâ€™s economy. The office works with independent creatives, businesses and other partners to identify specific needs and prioritize initiatives for economic growth in areas of film, new media, marketing, graphic design, advertising, software and game development. more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 15, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and Tom Carper (D-DE) and Congressman Dan Benishek (R-MI-01) and Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA-26) have introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation that would improve veterans groupsâ€™ access to surplus personal property donated by the federal government. more »