State To Award $4.3 Million In Grants To Ten Communities

RUTLAND, Vt. - October 30, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- A multimillion dollar factory in Barre Town that will produce components for electric and hybrid cars and a blighted public housing project in Rutland were among the winners of $3.6 million in grants awarded by the state Wednesday.

Governor Douglas and VHFA Applaud Treasury Action on Housing Finance Agency Assistance

Montpelier, Vt. - October 21, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Gov. James Douglas and the Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) applauded the U.S. Treasury Department announcement yesterday to bolster state Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) and their efforts to stimulate home buying for low and moderate-income homeowners, and provide affordable rental homes.

Governor Douglas Names New Commissioner of the Department of Housing, Economic and Community Development

Montpelier, Vt. - October 2, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Jim Douglas today announced the appointment of Tayt Brooks as Commissioner of the Department of Housing, Economic and Community Development.

$2.3 Million for Public Housing in Rutland

WASHINGTON, DC - September 3, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vt.) today announced $2,346,500 in economic stimulus funds for public housing in Rutland.

Governor Breaks Ground At First New Vermont Neighborhood

Montpelier, VT - August 21, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Jim Douglas was on hand as a local developer broke ground at the site of the first new neighborhood created under the housing bill passed last year.

HUD awards nearly $400,000 in HIV/Aids Housing funding in Vermont

Washington, DC - July 22, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Extremely low-income families living with HIV/AIDS in Vermont will receive support in maintaining a permanent affordable home as a result of a $392,009 grant announced today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Vermont delegation announces $10.3 million in recovery funds to create jobs and provide affordable...

WASHINGTON, DC - July 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and U.S. Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) on Friday announced nearly $10.3 million in funding to the Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) to spur development of affordable housing in Vermont.

Douglas Administration Announces $5.9 Million in Housing Grants

Bellows Falls, Vt.- July 8, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – Douglas administration officials announced three major affordable housing grants on Tuesday that will create or restore housing in Springfield, Johnson, and Bellows Falls.

Governor Douglas Announces More than $3 Million in Grants for Economic Development, Housing Projects

Barre, Vt. - July 7, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – A dairy processing plant in Brattleboro; a food processing center in Hardwick; a slaughterhouse in Westminster; and a Barre facility that recycles furniture and other goods for distribution to needy Vermonters were among more than $3 million in job creation grants announced Tuesday.

Vermont Nonprofit Finance Organizations To Receive $6 M. In Stimulus Funds To Leverage Economic...

WASHINGTON, DC - June 30 - (RealEstateRama) -- Sen. Patrick Leahy, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch Tuesday announced that three Vermont nonprofit organizations together will receive $6 million – a hefty share of the national funding total – to spur community development and ease consumer credit as further steps on the path to economic recovery.

State to Sell Thayer School Building to Group for Development

BURLINGTON, Vt. - June 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – The State of Vermont will sell the New North End building that currently houses a DMV office to a non-profit group that will redevelop it into a combination of commercial space and affordable senior housing.

Shelburnewood…and what it would mean to Shelburne

Shelburne, VT - June 16, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Over the last few months there has been a lot of discussion in the Shelburne News and elsewhere, about a proposed development in the heart of the village called Shelburnewood.

New ‘Vermont Neighborhood’ Designated In Winooski

MONTPELIER, Vt. - May 4, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Winooski’s downtown has been designated a “Vermont Neighborhood” under a housing bill passed last year, making it eligible for benefits designed to aid in the development of lower-cost housing.

Burgin Family Conserves Large Tract in Chateauguay

May 1, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — This month Bill and Louise Burgin and family members protected 648 acres of managed forestland in Bridgewater, the Vermont Land Trust announced today. This conservation effort marks the completion of a major land protection project as part of an ongoing effort to conserve the Chateauguay-No Town region.

Governor Douglas Announces Winooski Grant Award

Three-quarters of a Million Dollars Will Help Veterans’ Housing Project WINOOSKI, Vt. - March 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Governor Jim Douglas has announced the award of a $746,000 Community Development Block Grant to the City of Winooski to build the first transitional housing project for homeless veterans in Chittenden County at a ceremony at City Hall in Winoosk

Gov. Douglas Announces $438,000 In Grants For Planning Projects

MONTPELIER, Vt. - February 02, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – The state has awarded nearly $438,000 in Municipal Planning Grants to communities across the state to help them plan for future growth and development.

Dorn Proposes Merging Departments of Economic Development and Housing & Community Affairs

MONTPELIER, Vt. - November 18, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) – In a move designed to boost effectiveness and save money, the Douglas administration is proposing to merge...

State Awards $40,000 to Town of Hartford for Growth Planning

Hartford Receives Growth Center Award To Plan For Future Development WHITE RIVER JCT., Vt. - October 30, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — The state has awarded...



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.