Vermont seeking comment about Hud Programs: Each year the State of Vermont - Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Agency of Human Services and Vermont Housing and Conservation Board receives funding for HUD programs through the Consolidated Plan or Annual Plan update process which identifies priorities based on needs from the housing needs assessment, market analysis, citizen and stakeholder input.  At the end of the program year the state is required to report on the performance outcomes outlined from those plans in their Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).  They have completed the FY22 Program Year DRAFT CAPER which includes the outcomes for the following programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) Housing Trust Fund (HTF) Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG); and Community Development Block Grant CARES Act (CDBG-CV) Emergency Solutions Grant Program CARES Act (ESG-CV).   As a representative for a unit of general local government, please share the attached notice with your local residents including minorities,The state is seeking comments by September 27, 2023.


Vernon artist: Maggie McKay

My name is Maggie McKay and I am an artist living here in Vernon! I moved here when I was 13 from Brattleboro, where I grew up. I live up on Honey Brim Roadoff Huckle Hill and am constantly surrounded in beautiful wildlife. Much of my art is inspired by that aspect of my life, as well as my trips to the tropics.
I am mainly an acrylic paint artist working on large canvas, occasionally dabbling with oil and water color. You can catch me sketching and planning paintings on my tablet, as well as creating logos and digital media.
I love painting BIG, I have painted multiple murals on walls of my home and places around the world and would love to leave my creative mark on more people’s homes.

My focus and passion lies in color coordination, aiming to create the most eye catching color combos on a beautiful design. My colors are never boring!

I do commissioned pieces of just about anything, and am happy to remake any of the paintings that have been sold in my collection. I am available for murals indoor or outdoor and am excited to help make others visions come alive! Additionally, I can provide digital artwork for websites or logos! See more of my work on Instagram:

I love teaching art and sharing my creative expression, and hope that by sharing my mission I can do more of that!!

Maggie Mckay
(802) 522-6657

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