Submitted by Leslie Black-Plumeau on December 22, 2016 - 1:34pm
Since it was signed into law as part of the Tax Reform Act of 1986, the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit) has become our nation’s most successful tool for building and preserving affordable rental housing. By providing an incentive for private sector investment, the Housing Credit has financed nearly 3 million apartments across the country for low-income workers, families, seniors, veterans, and those with special needs. It creates opportunities for the millions of families and individuals in our country today who otherwise would pay an excessive portion of their income for h
Submitted by Leslie Black-Plumeau on November 29, 2016 - 9:32am
Don't miss tonight's Burlington Young Professionals On Tap event to learn about how to get started thinking about buying a home. VHFA's Seth Leonard as well as other experts will be on hand to answer your questions and provide critical tips on buying a home in Vermont.
Local realtor Blair Knowles described what the event has to offer and some of the challenges facing first time home buyers on WCAX last night.
BURLINGTON-The message to the hundreds of professionals gathered at the Hilton Burlington yesterday was loud and clear: A stable life starts with stable housing. Scholars Kathryn Edin and Luke Shaefer described the poignant interviews they had with poor families before writing their renowned book “$2.00 A Day: Living on Next to Nothing in America.”
Submitted by Leslie Black-Plumeau on September 20, 2016 - 12:27pm
Demand for apartments and denser neighborhoods is driving home construction in Chittenden and Franklin counties this year according to a recent article in Vermont Business Magazine that surveyed area builders and housing experts, including VHFA Executive Director Sarah Carpenter.
Carpenter explained that "more people are delaying the purchase of their first home and that in turn has put pressure on the rental market."
Submitted by Leslie Black-Plumeau on September 19, 2016 - 11:59am
Unique features of rural housing require flexible national policies and financing programs, explains Executive Director Sarah Carpenter in her recent article for Rural Voices, a journal of the Housing Assistance Council.
Submitted by Leslie Black-Plumeau on September 2, 2016 - 11:03am
At the invitation of Senator Patrick Leahy, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro visited Burlington yesterday to meet with the state’s housing leaders and attend a ribbon-cutting at the new Bright Street affordable housing project.