LHP Wins Big!!!
At the biennial Vermont Statewide Housing Conference on November 15, Lamoille Housing Partnership Won the Annual TD Charitable Foundation, Housing for Everyone Grant Competition, Awarded $100,000 for Evergreen Mobile Home Park Project.
Burlington - The Statewide conference was attended by hundreds of professionals who shared a common goal, to create affordable housing opportunities for their communities. The Lamoille Housing Partnership staff, and one of its board members , Jennifer Burton were among the guests. It was a mixture of a shock and excitement coming from the LHp and other attendees when Phillip Daniels, TD Bank President came to announce the winner of its' Charitable foundation Affordable Housing grant. The Evergreen Mobile Home Park Project in Hardwick is an upgrade to an older mobile home park. The project consists of 13 new energy efficient solar powered Vermod Homes that are affordable for the long term through energy efficiency. This project is also being funded by USDA Rural Development, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, Vermont Community Development Program through the Town of Hardwick, Northern Borders Regional Commission, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, and others.
We Have Three New Board Members!
Morrisville - In late October The Lamoille Housing Partnership existing Board of Directors elected three new members to join the them. Joining the Board of Directors are David Ford, Jennifer Burton, and Marilyn Zphar. “All three of our newest Board members embody the spirit of community and bring talent, expertise and energy to LHP. We are very fortunate to have them by our side as we continue to strengthen communities in the Lamoille County, and the Town of Hardwick.” Jim Lovinsky, Executive Director.
David Ford is the owner of Evergreen Consulting, LLC –Providing services in Organizational Development and Leadership in Morrisville. He has invested a large portion of his life in the community. Mr. Ford has served as a Director at Vermont Education Leadership Alliance in Montpelier, has been a Co Superintendent and Principal to three different schools for over 20 years. The schools he served include Orleans Southwest Supervisory Union in Hardwick, Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School in South Burlington, Hazen Union School in Hardwick, and Craftsbury Schools in Craftsbury. He resides in Morrisville.
Marilyn Zophar has lived in Lamoille County most of her life. She was both a teacher and administrator in the public school system for over 35 years. Marilyn is currently teaching at the Lamoille Family Center's 'Families Learning Together' Program to assist young pregnant and/or parenting adults in earning a high school diploma. She is also a mother of four and grandmother of 11 and resides in Hyde Park.
Jennifer Burton is a longtime Johnson resident. Prior to joining LHP board, she has been serving as a Justice of the Peace in Johnson, in addition to serving on the Johnson Arts Council and VITA-Learn boards. She also works at Hazen Union School in Hardwick.