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In addition to the many individuals, businesses, churches, synagogues, foundations, and service organizations in our area that have provided generous support we have been received generous support for the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board.
State of Vermont - Office of the Secretary of State
Certificate of Good Standing - Click left to download a copy of the certificate.
We were very pleased to receive a letter of congratulations and best wishes for the Jennifer Lane Ground-Breaking ceremony on September 17, 2011. Click to read letter.
We are very proud of the recognition we received from Governor Douglas. We are pleased that he has repeatedly made statements about his concern for affordable housing in Vermont.
"I’m very pleased to support the Habitat for Humanity mission, and thank all the volunteers who have made it successful throughout the years,” the Governor said. “Habitat for Humanity has been a valued partner in our efforts to solve Vermont’s housing affordability crisis. My administration recognizes the great need for more affordable housing, and we will continue to work tirelessly to advance policies that help put the dream of homeownership within reach of more Vermonters.”
The Vermont Housing and Conservation Board is an independent, state-supported funding agency providing grants, loans and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations, municipalities and state agencies for the development of perpetually affordable housing and for the conservation of important agricultural land, recreational land, natural areas and historic properties in Vermont.
The funds are voted annually by the legislature from the land transfer tax. Each grant is competitive and carries with it a covenant that restricts the resale of the land to families that qualify for affordable housing and limits the amount that a family can realize to 25% over the increase in the appraised value from the initial purchase to the time of the sale.
The history of our support from VHCB
- In 2004 VHCB provided a $19,000 grant to BAHfH for construction of the home in East Arlington.
- In 2005 VHCB made a grant of $20,000 for a home in Shaftsbury.
- In 2006 we received a grant of $20,000 for the home we completed in Winhall in January of 2007.
- We received a grant of $22,000 for the home for construction expenses and $5,000 for a stipend for our project manager for the house we built in Rupert in 2007.
- In 2008, VHCB made a grant of $22,000 for construction of a home in West Rupert.
- In 2009, VHCB made a grant of $22,000 for construction of a home in North Bennington.
- In 2010, VHCB made a grant of $17,500 for construction of a home in Bennington.
- In 2011, VHCB made a grant of $17,500 for construction of a home in Shaftsbury.
"We want to encourage and support efforts that address the need for affordable housing at the local level. We have been impressed by the quality of the homes that BAHfH has built and the level of community involvement and support. We look forward to participating in the construction and sale of more affordable homes." Rick De Angelis writing on behalf of the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
Rick De Angelis
Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
149 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
See the web site at: www.vhcb.org