Tag Archives: Housing

Mountain Meditation
July 20, 2018

For the disabled, the system is broken

By Marguerite Jill Dye

“The truth is, everyone is just one bad day away from needing accessible options the ADA requires to help them get around,” said Sen. Tammy Duckworth.

Across the country and in Vermont, the disabled are struggling for accessibility, housing, and…

State News
April 25, 2018

Affordable housing gets a boost

Federal and state tax credits worth $4 million are being made available to support the development of 251 apartments in eight communities across the state over the next several years.

On Monday, April 16 the Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) board of commissioners committed federal…

Local News
December 27, 2017

$3.5 million in grants allocated for housing and downtown redevelopment

Governor Phil Scott joined local, state and federal partners Wednesday, Dec. 20 to announce over $3.5 million in community development grants to eight communities. Brownfield clean-up in Rockingham, downtown redevelopment in Springfield and funding for home repair programs statewide are among the projects receiving more…

Local News
May 17, 2017

College of St. Joseph expands housing

RUTLAND—College of St. Joseph has acquired Highland Meadows Apartments in Rutland as additional dormitory space for students. The apartment complex will add more than 100 beds for students in the coming years.

The two-building, 32-unit facility was funded through the USDA Rural Development Loan program.

Local News
April 5, 2017

Castleton University introduces gender inclusive housing

CASTLETON—Beginning with the April room selection process for fall 2017, Castleton University will offer gender-inclusive housing options, a concept that stems from work by the University’s President’s Council on Inclusive Excellence. Allowing residence halls to be a diverse living environment for all students, dorms both…

Local News
February 1, 2017

Castleton adds more downtown student housing

RUTLAND—Castleton University, in a continuing partnership with MKF Properties and Mark Foley, Jr., will expand its housing options in downtown Rutland to include apartments in the Gryphon Building at the corner of West Street and Merchants Row. The second floor of the building will be…

VHFA awards nearly $25 million in tax credits for affordable housing
State News
May 5, 2016

VHFA awards nearly $25 million in tax credits for affordable housing

Hickory Street in Rutland to complete final phase The Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) Board of Commissioners recently committed federal low-income housing tax credits and state affordable housing tax credits that will provide almost $25 million in upfront equity to construct and renovate housing for…

News Briefs
November 23, 2015

Getting your home ready to sell

By Nathaniel Sillin

As the economy improves, today’s sellers are facing a very different environment than they were before the housing market stumbled in 2006.

Today’s housing market features new procedures and standards, not the least of which are continuing borrowing hurdles for prospective buyers….