Neighborhoods

Burlington Ward 1 and Ward 8 NPA Meeting 12/10/2014

Neighborhood Planning Assemblies (NPAs) are grassroots, neighborhood organizations that were established in each of Burlington's seven Wards to encourage citizen participation in City government. Working as neighborhood advocacy groups, Neighborhood Planning Assemblies help improve communication between the citizens of Burlington and City government through regular meetings scheduled in each Ward. Ward 1 meets the second Wednesday of the month.

Burlington Ward 6 NPA Meeting 12/04/2014

Neighborhood Planning Assemblies (NPAs) are grassroots, neighborhood organizations that were established in each of Burlington's seven Wards to encourage citizen participation in City government. Working as neighborhood advocacy groups, Neighborhood Planning Assemblies help improve communication between the citizens of Burlington and City government through regular meetings scheduled in each Ward. Ward 6 meets the first Thursday of the month. Meeting place: Greek Orthodox Church 600 South Willard Street.

Vermont Affordable Housing Show: State Legislative Preview 12/03/2014

Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator of the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition hosts Karen Lafayette, Legislative Liaison with the Vermont Low Income Advocacy Council on challenges to be posed in the upcoming Legislative session.   www.vtaffordablehousing.org 

Burlington Development Review Board 12/02/2014

Information on the Burlington Development Review Board is under the City's Planning and Zoning Office.

Vigil for Michael Brown and Rally Against Police Violence 11/25/2014

Vermonter community members gather after the Grand Jury failed to indict police officer Darren Wilson for trail in the killing of Michael Brown. Speakers share their frustrations and feelings as well as their experiences with racism in Vermont.

Williston Development Review Board 11/25/2014

The Williston DRB consists of a seven member Board appointed by the Selectboard for staggered three year terms. This Board is responsible for reviewing and approving all proposed development projects. This includes conditional use, variance, site plan, and subdivision approvals. The Board also reviews Certificates of Appropriateness as recommended by the Historical Preservation Committee.  Agenda can be found here:
http://www.town.williston.vt.us/

JUMP - Gifts That Give 11/24/2014

Wanda Hines, Director of Joint Urban Ministry Project speaks with Reverend Ken White of College Street Congregational Church and others involved in the December 7th 'Gifts that Give' event.  More information at: giftsthatgive-vt.org

For more information: 862-4501 www.jumpvt.org

2014 Statewide Housing Conference: Housing 103 "Housing for People with Special Needs" 11/19/2014

2014 Vermont Statewide Housing Conference Breakout Session, Housing 103: Housing for People with Special Needs.  Vermont's lowest income and most vulnerable citizens face the greatest housing challenges. Learn about resources that help meet the needs of the state's homeless, seniors, people on fixed incomes and the working poor, and Vermonters with physical and mental health disabilities.

PANELISTS: Paul Dragon, Vermont State Office of Economic Opportunity; Jenny Hyslop, Vermont State Housing Authority; Cindy Reid, Cathedral Square Corporation

For more information visit www.vhfa.org  or http://www.vtaffordablehousing.org/links.php

http://www.vtaffordablehousing.org/resources.php

2014 Statewide Housing Conference: Housing 102 "Resources for Affordable Rental Developments" 11/19/2014

2014 Vermont Statewide Housing Conference Breakout Session, Housing 102: Resources for Affordable Rental Developments. CDBG, LIHTC, VHCB, HOME - confused by housing alphabet soup? A panel of experts will introduce the major programs that make multi-family housing affordable in Vermont - what assistance do they provide, what can it be used for, who benefits?

PANELISTS: Josh Hanford, Vermont Department of Housing & Community Development; Polly Nichol, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board; Kenn Sassorossi, Housing Vermont

For more information visit www.vhfa.org  or http://www.vtaffordablehousing.org/links.php

http://www.vtaffordablehousing.org/resources.php

2014 Statewide Housing Conference: Housing 101 "Introduction to Affordable Housing" 11/19/2014

2014 Vermont Statewide Housing Conference Breakout Session, Housing 101: Introduction to Affordable Housing. The first workshop in this ever popular track will give you all the basics about Vermont's affordable housing landscape: state and federal agencies, our housing delivery system, major issues and concepts, resources for first time home-buyers, and the community land trust model. 

PANELISTS: Barbara Geries, Champlain Housing Trust; Erhard Mahnke, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition; Michael McNamara, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development

For more information visit www.vhfa.org  or http://www.vtaffordablehousing.org/links.php

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