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Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Meeting April 12th and April 21st, 2021

Update of the Newfane
Local Hazard Mitigation Plan
Public Meeting Announcement

Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

2 Meeting Dates: April 12th and April 21st, 2021
Time: 6:00-7:30 PM

Via Zoom
See Newfane Town website for meeting details

Come learn about and help to update Newfane’s Local
Hazard Mitigation Plan! What hazards does the town face?
What actions can the Town take now to lower vulnerability
before the next natural hazard strikes?

For more information, contact:
Margo Ghia at 802-257-4547 x116 or

Rental Housing Stabilization Program– Vermont State Housing Authority

Funding for relief programs for renters and homeowners experiencing hardships due to COVID-19 are opening Monday July 13th. The applications will be online. Information on Rental Stabilization program and Vermont COVID Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program are below. More information will be posted on VHFA and VSHA websites. Please keep checking them and we will keep you updated as more information is released and share this widely.

Rental Housing Stabilization Program– Vermont State Housing Authority

The Vermont State Housing Authority (VSHA) Rental Housing Stabilization Program (RHSP) is for funding landlords on behalf of tenants in need of rental arrearage assistance.  This 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.  The goal of this program is to prevent homelessness and to provide housing stability.

The program is funded through Vermont’s allocation of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

VSHA will begin receiving applications July 13 from tenants and/or landlords on a rolling basis. The funding is first come, first serve.  More information will be posted as to dates and eligibility after July 13th.  Please continue to check here for updates and to apply.

Vermont COVID Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program- Vermont Housing Finance Agency

Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) will soon begin to accept applications for the Vermont COVID Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program. The program, which is funded through the federal CARES Act, will help Vermont homeowners facing economic hardship brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. This program is available to ALL Vermonters – not just those who have mortgages funded through VHFA home mortgage programs.


  • Vermont homeowners of property that is their primary residence
  • Are behind on their primary mortgage due to a COVID-related financial hardship
  • Entered into the mortgage prior to March 1, 2020
  • Income limit and additional requirements apply (to be announced)

VHFA intends to prioritize applicants with lower incomes, but given the limited amount of funds and the limited time to review applications and distribute awards there is no assurance that any individual application will be funded.

How to apply

Applications will be received through VHFA’s website. The application period has not yet started. We expect to have more information on application dates, requirements, and eligibility available after July 13. We encourage you to visit this page regularly for updates.

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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.

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Bank Reconciliations Job Search July 9, 2020

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
bank statement
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


Planning Commission: Notice of Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given to the residents of the Town of Newfane, VT that the Newfane Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at the Town Office, 555 Vermont Route 30, Newfane, VT, on Tuesday May 29, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. This hearing will be held for public review of and comment on the revised town plan update/Readoption pursuant to Title 24 VSA, Chapter 117.
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