Governor Shumlin Announces $4.3 Million in Community Development Grants

Thirteen Vermont cities and towns will receive more than $4 million in grants to make them more resilient, affordable, and accessible, Gov. Peter Shumlin announced last week. The municipalities will use the funds to build and improve affordable housing, complete disaster repairs, make public spaces accessible to all residents, and revitalize community centers.

Gov. Shumlin Announces $4.3 million in Community Development Grants

The municipalities will use the funds to build and improve affordable housing, complete disaster repairs, make public spaces accessible to all residents, and revitalize community centers.

Leahy, Sanders, Welch Announce $1.5 M In Affordable Housing Grants For Vermont’s Local NeighborWorks...

 Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) Wednesday announced $1.5 million in grants to revitalize communities and support access to affordable housing across Vermont. 

Leahy, Sanders, Welch: Vermont nets $350,000 for housing condition improvements

THURSDAY, - November 14, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and U.S. Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) Thursday announced $350,000 in grants awarded to four organizations across Vermont to improve housing conditions for limited income rural residents


WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 6, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today approved a $17.9 million disaster recovery plan by the State of Vermont to help local communities to recover from the lingering effects of Hurricane Irene in the summer of 2011. Earlier this year, HUD allocated these disaster recovery funds to Vermont through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.

Municipal Planning Grants Announced for 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 27, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) announced the availability of approximately $450,000 in Municipal Planning Grants (MPGs) to create stronger, more sustainable communities. Grant applications are due September 30, 2013 for grants that will be issued in the 2013 calendar year. Funding priorities for this year support local planning efforts to improve neighborhoods, plan for infrastructure, and minimize the impacts of future floods

Governor Shumlin signs law to strengthen Vermont’s downtowns

RUTLAND - June 3, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Gov. Peter Shumlin today signed a bill into law that improves the state’s Downtown, Village Center, and Neighborhood Designation programs, as well as reducing the cost to develop new housing in and around designated villages and downtowns. In addition, the new law improves blighted properties

Leahy, Sanders, Welch, Shumlin: In One Of Largest Grants To State For Rebuilding After...

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.

Gov. Shumlin Announces Plan for Homeowners Ineligible for FEMA Buyouts – CDBG Disaster Recovery...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 13, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Gov. Peter Shumlin announced today that the state will use CDBG Disaster Recovery funds to cover 75 percent of the cost to towns of buying out homes that have been found to be ineligible for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.

Leahy, Sanders, Welch: Vermont NeighborWorks Groups Garner $427,230 To Help Vermonters Find Affordable Rental...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 26, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Sen. Patrick Leahy (D), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) and Rep. Peter Welch (D) Monday announced that NeighborWorks will be awarding $427,230 in federal funds to help inform Vermonters about homeownership and to preserve and develop affordable rental housing. This first round of 2013 grants allocates federal budget funds for the first half of the fiscal year

Waterbury Recovery Efforts Get a Boost with $1 Million VHCB Grant Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 30, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- On Thursday, January 24, the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board approved awards of $625,000 in VHCB funding and $455,000 in federal HOME Program funds to the Central Vermont Community Land Trust and Housing Vermont for the acquisition and reconfiguration of Ladd Hall on South Main Street in Waterbury to create 27 new, affordable apartment

Secretary Markowitz Announces Green Infrastructure Initiative – an Environmentally Sustainable Approach to Manage Stormwater...

October 4, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, at a meeting for municipal public works employees and environmental engineers on innovative approaches to stormwater management, the Secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources, Deb Markowitz, and Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner, David Mears, announced the kick-off of the “Vermont Green Infrastructure Initiative.” They also announced the receipt of a $245,000 USDA Forest Service grant that will help the state in this effort. The Green Infrastructure Initiative provides a coordinated mechanism for implementing green infrastructure practices throughout Vermont.

Governor Shumlin Announces $1.7 Million Grant for Healthy Homes Program

October 2, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Gov. Peter Shumlin and Vermont’s Congressional delegation announced today that the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board (VHCB) will receive a $1.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to fund Healthy Homes Vermont. The new program will add to existing rehabilitation programs, providing assistance to correct building issues that contribute to unhealthy living conditions like mold, moisture and pest infestation, and particularly affect vulnerable groups, such as children with asthma and the elderly.

Gov. Shumlin, Congressional Delegation announce long-term recovery funds

MONTPELIER - September 12, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Gov. Peter Shumlin and Vermont’s Congressional delegation today announced the availability of long-term disaster recovery funds for housing, economic recovery and community infrastructure projects. That announcement followed federal approval of the state’s plan to use $21.6 million in funding through the Community Development Block Grant Program.

State Announces $409,532 in Municipal Planning Grants, 42 Municipalities Will Share Funding for Planning...

December 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Planning Grants to 42 communities across the state to help them plan for a variety of forward thinking objectives including economic development, village revitalization and future housing needs. These grants of up to $15,000 cover a variety of planning initiatives and projects.

Leahy, Sanders And Welch Announce $4.8 M. Housing Grant For Cathedral Square Thayer Commons...

WASHINGTON, DC - November 17, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Senator Patrick Leahy (D), Senator Bernie Sanders (I) and Congressman Peter Welch (D) Wednesday announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded Burlington's Cathedral Square Corporation a $4,885,200 grant to add 28 rent subsidized apartments for seniors to the 33 senior apartments now under construction.

Secretary of State Jim Condos Awards $23,000 in Grants to Vermont Towns – Grants...

November 2, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Secretary of State Jim Condos announced that over $23,000 in grants were awarded to 5 municipalities to help them to continue to meet the mandates of the federal Help America Vote Act (HAVA) which was signed into law on October 29, 2002. HAVA provides opportunities for municipalities to improve the administration and access to elections in Vermont. As Vermont’s chief election officer, the Secretary of State oversees this process.

Governor Shumlin announces $2.4 million in grants

RUTLAND, VT - April 4, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- An affordable housing revolving loan program in West Rutland that provides Vermonters with services, technical assistance and loans to rehabilitate their homes will receive a $1 million grant from the state, Gov. Peter Shumlin announced today.



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.