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Today’s Burlington Free Press covers varying aspects of housing affordability

Burlington Free PressVHFA’s creative role in serving the needs of low and moderate-income home buyers is the focus of the “Creative Corner” in today’s Burlington Free Press.  The author, VHFA’s  Homeownership Outreach Coordinator Seth

VHFA websites down for maintenance Thursday, March 21

VHFA is welcoming the official change of seasons this week with some spring cleaning.  This means that the www.vhfa.org and www.vhfa.net web sites will be down for scheduled maint

Emergency housing requests rise amidst news of continued high Vermont rents

Calls fielded by Vermont 2-1-1 operators for emergency housing increased dramatically during January and February 2013.   Calls for housing and shelter assistance exceeded all other types of calls in February.  

Housing affordability reports released this week show differing prospects facing Vermonters

Yesterday, Vermont Public Radio’s Steve Zind explored how to make sense of two recent reports that show vastly different housing affordability experiences for Vermonters.

Mortgage payment affordability improved for married-couple home buyers in 2012

Historically low mortgage interest rates continued to improve home buying affordability in 2012, according to an index prepared each year by the Vermont Economy Newsletter.

Long commutes less prevalent in Vermont than other parts of the country

An estimated 14,400 Vermont workers (4.8 percent) commute an hour or longer, according to a recent Census Bureau study of people who worked outside the home in 2011.  Every New England state had a higher pr

Housing cost burden more prevalent among renters in Chittenden County than rest of New England

Vermont home sales rebounded in 2012

After a trough in 2009, volumes and median prices of primary homes in Vermont are on an upswing.  The median sales price jumped two percent in 2012 to $199,000, according to VHFA’s analysis of VT property transfer tax records processed by December 31, 2012.   This is almost as high as t

Annual count of Vermont homeless to take place January 29-30, 2013

Vermont's 2013 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count will take place next Tuesday, January 29 Wednesday, January 30, 2013.

Task force calls for comprehensive and rapid weatherization of Vermont buildings

Investing in thermal efficiency improvements—primarily air sealing, insulation, and heating system replacements—can dramatically reduce a home’s heating energy use.   An estimated 62,000 single and multi-family homes in Vermont will require energy efficient improvements by 2020, according t

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