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VHFA seeks public input on state’s most urgent rental housing needs

VHFA's Executive Director Sarah Carpenter announced today that interested parties are invited to submit comments on how housing tax credits are allocated.  Housing tax credits are Vermont’s primary funding source for developing affordable rental housing.  The comments will be considered during this year’s upcoming revisions to Vermont’s Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP).

Gilbert’s Hill Protected for Future Generations

This month, the Vermont Land Trust sold the 112-acre Gilbert’s Hill property along Route 12 to new owners Mary Margaret Sloan and Howard Krum. The land is now permanently protected for public recreation, historic preservation, and natural and scenic resources

Part of Miller Brook Protected for Water Quality

The 49-acre Kaiser Farm is nestled into Stowe’s picturesque Nebraska Valley. Christine Kaiser has farmed there for decades, producing eggs, pork, chicken, and goat milk in the valley’s meadows. Christine has managed her grassland and barnyards with an eye towards water quality because Miller Brook passes through the land. She is now working with Vermont Land Trust (VLT), Stowe Land Trust (SLT), and the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to conserve the farm and make sure the stream is permanently protected.

Unconscoius bias & fair housing 101

Our brains process information differently. When making important life decisions, we weigh a few factors deliberately (slowly). But for hundreds of other factors, we must rely on intuitive judgment — and we weigh these unconsciously (quickly). Even if in our slow thinking we work to avoid discrimination, it can easily creep into our fast thinking

Housing Opportunity 2016: Building for a Changing World

Join the ULI and Enterprise Community Partners to gain the tools, knowledge, and connections for developing exceptional affordable homes that support broader opportunities for low-income families

The Nature Conservancy and the Vermont Land Trust to Sell Atlas Timberlands

The Vermont Land Trust and The Nature Conservancy announced they will sell up to 13 parcels of forestland they own as the Atlas Timberland Partnership, a joint venture the organizations formed in 1997.

Vermont Land Trust Invites the Community to Help Shape the Future of Bluffside Farm

Bluffside Farm, 129-acre property located on Indian Point and visible from downtown, is the focus of a conservation project spearheaded by the Vermont Land Trust. Following public walking tours of the property held in January, the land trust has scheduled its first public meeting to learn more about what the community would like to see happen on the land.

A New Park for Burlington

Mayor Miro Weinberger today joined VLT President Gil Livingston to announce the creation of a new Burlington City park, following the purchase by the City and VLT of 12 acres of land for $2M from developer Burlington College Community Housing (BCCH) through its principal, Eric Farrell.

Pathways to opportunity: Housing, transportation, and social mobility

Two important factors connecting communities to employment, education, and vital services are affordable housing and transportation. While improving proximity and access to jobs alone certainly won’t solve our social mobility challenges, it can ameliorate problems like segregation, concentrated poverty, and low-density sprawl that pose real barriers to economic progress for low-income families

A New Beginning for a Fayston Farm

A historic hill farm in Fayston is being revived as a working farm. Today, valley-based farmers and food entrepreneurs Sebastian von Trapp, Georgia von Trapp, and Joey Nagy purchased the former Tenney Farm from the Vermont Land Trust.

Williston’s Mud Pond Park Expands

Williston’s Mud Pond Country Park just grew by 39 acres according to the Vermont Land Trust. Today, the Town of Williston purchased and permanently conserved the land, announced the Vermont Land Trust

Williston’s Mud Pond Park Expands

Williston’s Mud Pond Country Park just grew by 39 acres according to the Vermont Land Trust. Today, the Town of Williston purchased and permanently conserved the land, announced the Vermont Land Trust.

Vermont Land Trust Purchases Bluffside Farm – Plans to Engage the Community

In response to community support in Newport City, Vermont, the Vermont Land Trust (VLT) purchased the 129-acre Bluffside Farm on December 22, 2015. VLT will be a temporary owner of the farm in order to create time to work with the Newport community on a long-term ownership plan.

Vermont Land Trust Will Purchase Bluffside Farm

Based on a show of interest and support from the residents of the City of Newport at a public meeting on September 14, 2015, VLT has negotiated a Purchase and Sales contract for the 129-acre property ahead of the scheduled October 23 foreclosure auction

New England Housing Network Annual Conference

Where We've Been, Where We Are, and Where We're Going on Federal Housing Policy WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 7, 2015 - (RealEstateRama) -- Presenting...

Renewable Energy 2015 Conference and Expo

Renewable Energy 2015 (RE 2015) is Vermont’s annual convention bringing together key players in the renewables sector. This year's conference, slated for October 8 & 9, highlights current energy challenges, Vermont’s leadership role in the energy industry, and the steps needed to implement an integrated energy infrastructure.

Richmond Terrace Awarded Enterprise Green Communities Certification

Cathedral Square’s Richmond Terrace Senior Living has received Enterprise Green Communities Certification, demonstrating the organization’s commitment to highperformance, healthy homes for low-income seniors.

Joint Committee on Tax Credits meeting August 19

As administrator of the Housing Tax Credit program, VHFA allocates credits to specific projects in accordance with Vermont's Qualified Allocation Plan, which is approved and signed by the Governor. The advisory Joint Committee on Tax Credits reviews and adopts allocation policies and reviews VHFA's performance.

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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