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.

Vermont Announces Multi-State Agreement with Mortgage Corporation Taylor, Bean & Whitaker

Montpelier, VT - June 24, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) - The Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration today announced a major agreement with Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corporation (TBW) regarding its mortgage lending practices for so-called “nontraditional” loans made in 2006.

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.

Governor Douglas Announces Energy Grant to Fund Solar Project at Farm Way in Bradford

Montpelier, VT - June 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) - Governor Jim Douglas tomorrow will announce that Farm Way has received a grant through the Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF) to construct solar panels at their Bradford store.

H. 171 Enhances Help, Consumer Protections for Vermont Mortgage Holders

Montpelier, VT - May 22, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Today Governor James Douglas signed into law H.171, a bill that enhances consumer protections for Vermonters with home mortgages. These measures as advocated by Paulette Thabault, Commissioner of Banking, Insurance Securities and Health Care Administration (BISHCA), and supported by the financial services industry, have several main thrusts.

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.


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.

Governor Douglas Announces Grants For Putney, Brattleboro

PUTNEY, Vt. - March 24, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Two grants totaling nearly $700,000 will help preserve an historic general store and create affordable housing in Windham County, Governor Jim Douglas announced Friday.

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

MacArthur Foundation Awards $2.6 Million to Vermont Housing Initiatives for Energy Efficiency and Rental...

Thousand of Vermonters who live in affordable rental housing will be able to keep that housing, thanks to a $2.6 million investment by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Important Flood Insurance Information

WATERBURY, VT - February 11, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – It’s not too early to think about flood insurance; in fact, time is of the essence. Most flood insurance policies require a 30-day wait period before they take effect.

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.

Vermont housing and conservation supporters respond to Governor Douglas’s drastic affordable housing and conservation...

Montpelier, VT - January 27, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – Members of the Vermont Housing and Conservation Coalition (VHCC) gathered at the Vermont State House to express their grave concern about Governor Douglas’s proposal to cut the budget of the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board (VHCB) by 70 percent.

Behind on Your Mortgage Payments? Avoid Exploitive Loan Modification (“Rescue”) Services

Vermont has Free Government and Non-profit Programs to Assist You Montpelier, VT - December 29, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) – If you are a homeowner having trouble making...

Governor Douglas Announces $1.6 Million in Grant Awards

Five Communities To Receive Funds For Housing, Economic Development Projects LYNDONVILLE, Vt. - December 17, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) – Governor Jim Douglas has announced the award of more than $1.6 million in community development grants to five communities that will help low-income Vermonters lower their energy costs;



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.