This communication includes information related to the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation’s regional
COVID-19 Business Resiliency Program
Housing Assistance Programs
Governor Phil Scott, the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), the Vermont State Housing Authority (VSHA), and the Vermont State Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) announced $30 million in housing assistance to those affected by COVID-19. The programs utilize federal CARES Act funding to provide relief for those tenants unable to pay rent, landlords suffering from a loss of rent payments and those lower income homeowners needing assistance in paying the mortgage.
These relief programs will be available starting Monday, July 13th through two different programs. Technical assistance for these programs is being provided by Vermont Legal Aid to help tenants and homeowners and technical assistance has been made available through the Vermont Landlord Association to help landlords access these programs.
Rental Housing Stabilization Program
The Vermont State Housing Authority, an agency that manages federal rental assistance programs statewide, will administer the $25 million rental assistance program. The program will provide the VSHA Payment Standard or the actual amount due for the month(s) being claimed, whichever is less, per household at a single unit who meet eligibility criteria.
Applications will be processed on a first come, first served basis, and assisted units must be free from life safety hazards. Find applications, additional program eligibility requirements, and answers to FAQs at the VSHA website.
Vermont Mortgage Assistance Program
Vermont’s new Mortgage Assistance Program (MAP) will help low-income homeowners who have fallen behind on their mortgage and are facing economic hardship brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will provide up to three monthly mortgage payments directly to the servicer of the mortgage with a goal of preventing future foreclosure. Administered by Vermont Housing Finance Agency with $5 million of the funding provided to Vermont through the federal CARES Act, the program is available to any homeowner who meets the eligibility criteria, and is not just for VHFA borrowers.
At BDCC: In person collaboration to flex our workforce development programs is underway!
The Town Of Newfane is looking for someone who is qualified to do bank reconciliations once a
Melissa Brown, Town Treasurer, will train the person to do the job.
The flat remuneration for this work is $50.00 a month. The important part of the job is that it
must be done in a timely manner and be completed on time each month. Must have strong
math skills and knowledge of how to balance bank accounts.
Please have a resume to bring to an interview with the Selectboard.
More details about the job are listed below:
The bank reconciliation statement is a summary of banking and business activity that
reconciles the town’s bank account with its financial records. The statement outlines the
deposits, withdrawals and other activities affecting a bank account for a specific period.
This reconciliation needs to be done monthly. It is very important to reconcile the
account as soon as possible once the bank statement is received.
To reconcile the account you must:
1. Compare the deposits – Match the deposits in the Town records with those in the bank
2. Compare the expenses – Match the expenses in the Town records with those in the
3. Print out four reports.
4. Fill out summary sheet for bank reconciliation
5. Compare the balances
6. Explain why there is a difference if there is one.
For more information please contact:
Wannetta Powling Newfane Selectboard Administrative Assistant / Human Resources
802-365-7772 Ext. #4 email@example.com
Customers throughout GMP territory may now order wattage in the planned 150kW Newfane Browns Road (landfill) Community Solar Array.
Please contact Ralph Meima (802 380-1029) if you are interested, or visit our Community Solar Array inquiries web page at http://greenlanterndevelopment.com/community . The web page includes a calculator where you can model various purchase scenarios. Remember to hit “Calculate” to generate scenarios, and hit “Submit” when you have an order scenario (along with your contact information) that you would like us to review and get in touch with you to explore.
Community Solar is a great way to enjoy the energy benefits, tax incentives, and net metering credits of solar without having to accommodate an array on/in your own house or yard.
We received our Certificate of Public Good several weeks ago and expect to build the array during the coming summer. Inquiries and orders have risen steadily over the past several weeks, and now is the time to research the benefits of Community Solar, evaluate our offer, and make your Newfane Browns Road commitment if you have not yet done so.
All the best from the Green Lantern Solar Team!
TOWN MEETING DAY
Town Meeting is coming up Tuesday, March 3 at 9 am in the Union Hall, Newfane. The warning is in the Town Report, which was mailed last week. The Town Report also includes details about the budget, as well as reports from town departments and from the civic organizations requesting town support.
Do you need health insurance? Vermont Health Connect’s Open Enrollment period runs November 1 through December 15, 2017—and if you don’t have health insurance, or would like to make a change to your existing health plan, Open Enrollment is the time to do it. Depending on your income, you may also qualify for significant reductions to your health insurance premiums and/or out-of-pocket costs, meaning that you can sign up for great health care that won’t break the bank. Not sure what plan is best for you? Try the Plan Comparison Tool, available at:
http://info.healthconnect.vermont.gov/tax_credit_calculator. There are three ways to enroll: visit
Vermont Health Connect online at vermonthealthconnect.gov, call them at 855-899-9600, or visit an in-person assister.
Just be sure to confirm your plan before December 15!