February has been another busy month at ACCT and in the affordable housing world! First up, we were able to secure a slot for a VHCB AmeriCorps for a five- to six-month position as a Community Engagement Coordinator. To apply, please visit the VHCB website at https://vhcb.org/our-programs/vhcb-americorps/positions.
In more exciting news from VHCB, the Farmworker Housing Repair Program is now underway to help improve health, safety, comfort, and general housing conditions of farmworkers. The program will provide zero interest loans from $3k-$30k and are forgivable if the units remain farmworker housing. Additional funds for larger projects may also be available through Champlain Housing Trust (CHT). CHT and UVM have partnered to help farmers through the application process, but call soon as applications are projected to close April 15, 2022. Contact: Call or email Charlie Glassberg at Champlain Housing Trust , (802) 810-8217; or email Becca Heine at UVM Extension, 802-503-2375 .
Finally (for now), VT Digger recently highlighted challenges around building general workforce housing outside of NW Vermont. ACCT is staying tuned for more info on resources that may be available to create more affordable ownership housing. In the meantime, don't forget to visit our Resale Bulletin Board for opportunities in our Shared Equity Program.
ACCT staff members share news and information about upcoming events.