ST. ALBANS – May 28, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Standing on the front porch of the recently rehabilitated St. Albans House, Gov. Peter Shumlin today signed into law three bills to address the critical issues of jobs and community revitalization, housing affordability, environmental protection and transportation investment. more »
Vermont State Government and Public Real Estate News
Community leaders judge evaluate innovative ideas from COTS staff
BURLINGTON – May 12, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — COTS hosts inaugural “What the Fix” Slam from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, May 12, at Arts Riot (400 Pine St., Burlington).
The WT(Fix) Slam was created by the COTS leadership team with the goal of developing innovative initiatives to further COTS’ mission. COTS frontline staff – who help Vermonters who are at risk or homeless every day – will present the three proposals at Monday’s community event. These staffers have identified a challenge in their work with homelessness in our community and developed a solution for addressing it. more »
SOUTH BURLINGTON – March 7, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Gov. Peter Shumlin today signed into law a mid-year budget adjustment bill. In addition to increasing reserve funds, the bill provides funding to expand opiate and heroin addiction treatment, emergency housing services, homeowners and renters rebates, pesticide cleanup work in Rutland County, mental health services and more. more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 21, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Vermont’s Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program helps income-eligible residents, particularly older Vermonters, people with disabilities, and families with children, to save fuel and money by improving the energy efficiency of their homes. more »
MONTPELIER – February 18, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Gov. Peter Shumlin and Public Service Commissioner Chris Recchia today announced that the state would invest $670,000 to leverage up to $6.5 million in funds to expand thermal efficiency in Vermont homes and clean heating technologies. more »
SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt., – February 10, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) –The potential for housing policy transformation rests in understanding how proximity to other land uses and land users affects value, and is the subject of an annual lecture on planning and the law to be held at Vermont Law School on Thursday, Feb. 13. The event is free and open to the public and press. more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 6, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Money is once again available for Vermont communities for the purpose of mitigating the effects of future disasters on public infrastructure and some private property. The Vermont Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) is now accepting a new round of Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) applications from towns and agencies in all Vermont counties. more »
State and local agencies team up for the eighth official statewide homeless Point-in-Time Count on January 28-29, 2014.
MONTPELIER – January 29, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Chittenden County Continuum of Care, and the Vermont Coalition to End Homelessness (the Balance of State Continuum of Care) are joining efforts for the eighth statewide Point-in-Time Count on January 28-29, 2014. The Continuums of Care are comprised of homeless and human service organizations as well as housing agencies and other partners that strive to eliminate homelessness throughout Vermont. These efforts will be supported by the Agency of Human Services, the City of Burlington, the Vermont State Housing Authority, and United Ways of Vermont. more »
Shelburne, VT – January 23, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Shelburne planning officials are inviting local residents and property owners to take part in a series of public meetings regarding the development of properties along the Route 7 corridor. The public input gained at the meetings—which take place February 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in Shelburne’s historic Town Hall —will guide consultants hired to write new “Form Based” zoning regulations for consideration by the Selectboard. more »
Brattleboro, VT – January 22, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The 16th Homelessness Marathon will originate from Brattleboro, VT on the night of Wednesday, February 19th. With this broadcast, we will be returning to our original nighttime format, airing a six hour broadcast from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., EST. more »