For the past few years, BDCC Southern Vermont Young Professionals have hosted a First Time Home Buyer informational event. Home buying experts from the Windham-Windsor Housing Trust, local realtors, and local lenders meet with young people from the Windham Region who are interested in buying a house sometime in the near future. Each year, the event helps 10-18 potential home buyers.
The most recent home buying event in November 2018 had 16 participants. The home-buying event is seen as a precursor to the home buyer education workshop that is hosted by the Windham-Windsor Housing Trust. It allows young professionals in the region to interact with the experts and get answers to some of their burning questions before committing to the home buyer education workshop. Of those who attended the November event, 8 took the complete home buyer education workshop, 4 are actively looking to purchase a home, and 1 household has already purchased a home in the area.
The Southern Vermont Young Professionals are proud to offer this and other educational events, like free tax prep and financial wellness. The goal is create easy access to information and programs that increase YP’s ability to stay and succeed in Southern Vermont.
About Southern Vermont Young Professionals
The Southern Vermont Young Professionals is a workforce initiative of Southeastern Vermont Economic Development Strategies (SeVEDS) and the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation (BDCC). Our mission is to attract, retain and support Young Professionals in Southern Vermont by providing engaging opportunities and networking through social and educational events, and volunteer opportunities. The YP initiative is increasingly important to Southern Vermont’s businesses and communities as a strategic approach to growing the region’s workforce and increasing the number of younger households. For more information please visit: https://brattleborodevelopment.com/sovtyps/