Bennington Designates Growth Center

MONTPELIER, VT - September 26, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — The Town of Bennington has become the second community in Vermont to have a Growth...

Storm Recovery Help Available

Montpelier, VT - September 15, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Help is available for homeowners who suffered damage in the heavy rains, winds, and flooding...

Noyes Named Acting Commissioner of Housing and Community Affairs

MONTPELIER, Vt. - September 06, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — The former Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Economic Development has been named the acting Commissioner...

Gov. Douglas Announces $1.6 Million in Tax Credits for Housing, Economic Growth

MONTPELIER, Vt. - August 26, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Governor Jim Douglas has announced the allocation of $1.6 million in tax credits for Vermont communities...

Federal housing bill benefits Vermonters

BURLINGTON, VT - Aug 10, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — New federal housing legislation signed into law by President Bush this morning is a major step forward for Vermonters and the nation, according to VHFA Executive Director Sarah Carpenter, but the work isn’t finished yet.

Governor Douglas Announces $1 Million in Grants for Economic Development, Housing, Home Heating Projects

ST. JOHNSBURY, VT - July 24, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Governor Jim Douglas has announced the award of more than $1 million in community...

Senate Approves Housing Bill With Sanders’ Trust Fund and $20 Million for Vermont

WASHINGTON, July 11 –The Senate late this afternoon approved legislation to help hard-pressed homeowners cope with a worsening mortgage crisis.  The vote was 63...

Governor Highlights Consequence of Legislative Inaction on Property Tax Rates

Montpelier, Vt. – June 26, 2008 - Governor Jim Douglas today released a Tax Department analysis of escalating property tax rates, and took the...

Sanders Sees Huge Potential in Solar Energy, Welcomes Bureau of Land Management Reversal on...

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., July 2 – At a U.S. Senate field hearing today, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) touted the extraordinary potential of solar energy and...

Vermont awarded more than $1.3 million to create 40 affordable rental units

BOSTON — The Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston (the Bank) awarded nearly $2.2 million as a grant, loan, and rate subsidy to fund...

Senate Approves Home Heating Help, Veterans Benefits

WASHINGTON, May 22 – The Senate today approved legislation that includes support for veterans and for people who need help paying spiraling home heating...

Governor Highlights Mortgage Assistance Program

Montpelier, Vt. – May 14, 2008 - Governor Jim Douglas and banking commissioner Paulette Thabault today highlighted the new Vermont Mortgage Assistance Program and...

Gov. Douglas Announces Achievement Awards and $1.6 Million in Community Development Grants

Six municipalities honored for outstanding community development projects MONTPELIER, Vt. — Governor Jim Douglas on has announced the award of $1.6 million in community development...

Senate Passes Leahy-Sanders Formula That Would Net Nearly $20 M. For Vermont To Help...

WASHINGTON - Thursday, April 10 - The U.S. Senate has passed legislation authored by Vermont’s two U.S. Senators – Patrick Leahy (D) and Bernie Sanders...

Governor Urges Legislature to Pass Real Homeownership Reforms to Boost Economy

Montpelier, Vt. - February 25, 2008 - Governor Jim Douglas today said he is increasingly concerned that Vermonters will not see meaningful housing legislation...

Delegation Announces $1.3 Million For Vermont Home Heating Assistance

BURLINGTON, February 22 – U.S. Senators Bernie Sanders and Patrick Leahy and Congressman Peter Welch today announced the release of $40 million in home...

Vermont Housing and Conservation Supporters Respond to Governor Douglas’s Drastic Affordable Housing and Conservation...

Montpelier, VT - Members of the Vermont Housing and Conservation Coalition (VHCC) gathered at the Vermont State House to express their grave concern about...

Governor Douglas Awards $1.3 Million In Community Development Grants

Ten Communities To Receive Funds For Housing, Economic Development Projects MILTON, Vt. – Creating affordable housing, jobs, and alternative energy sources in Vermont were on the agenda as Governor Jim Douglas on Monday announced the award of $1.3 million in community development grants to ten communities

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STUDY SHOWS RECESSION MAKES VERMONT’S HOUSING PROBLEMS HARDER TO SOLVE

MONTPELIER, VT - April 28, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The recession hasn’t made finding affordable housing for average Vermonters any easier, according to a new report released today.

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Vermont Mayors, Housing Leaders Support Governor’s $35 Million Housing Revenue Bond

The Vermont Mayors Coalition today announced strong support for Governor Phil Scott’s $35 million Housing Revenue Bond, which is currently under consideration by the legislature