BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) - Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin says more than $1 million in federal grants will help ensure the state continues to offer affordable housing.
Shumlin awarded $1 million in federal grants Wednesday to the town of Brattleboro and to the Windham and Windsor Housing Trust.
The Brattleboro Reformer reports that the money will be used to improve housing for low income homeowners.
Shumlin also awarded $271,000 to the town of Wilmington to help the housing trust rehabilitate a seven-unit Main Street apartment the trust owns.
The governor says it's essential to Vermont's economy and its battle against homelessness to continue to offer affordable housing.
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