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Unlike rest of country, Vermont's median income rose in 2011

Vermont was the only state that showed in increase in real median income betweeen 2010 and 2011, according to estimates released today from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey.   The median household income in Vermont was $52,776 in 2011, up 4% from $50,707 in 2010.  

U.S. median income fell and income inequality grew in 2011

Estimates from the U.S.

Prices and volume of Vermont home sales inch upward

The median price of primary homes sold in Vermont in January through June was $197,800—up slightly from $195,000 in 2011, according to VHFA’s recent analysis of Vermont property transfer tax data.   

Vermont home prices hit bottom

Housing and real estate markets in both the U.S. and Vermont, as measured by home prices are probably close to or just past their "cyclical troughs",  according to economists at Kavet, Rockler, and Associates. 

Federal report shows increase in housing cost burden among U.S. families with children

Despite improvements in many indicators of child welfare such as the infant mortality rate and the preterm birth rate, a recent compilation of national statistics  shows a dramatic increase in housing cost burden in the past decade 

Impediments to fair housing choice persist for some types of Vermonters

Vermont has many fair housing achievements under its belt but there is still more work to do, according to the recent statewide look at impediments to fair housing choice.

Vermont population grows slightly again in 2011

Vermont’s population continued to grow slowly in 2011, according to new estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.  The number of estimated Vermonters inched up by about 500 to 625,909 between 2010 and 2011. 

Foreclosure mitigation approaches assessed by GAO

The U.S Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a comprehensive report on the effectiveness of a variety of types of foreclosure mitigation efforts.   About 4 million single-family mortgages were modified in the U.S.

Recession prompted national increase in household sharing

The number and percentage of shared households increased over the course of the recent national recession, according to a report released last month by the Census Bureau.  A “shared household” is a household which includes at

Vermont tops list of targeting Housing Credits to most vulnerable

Yet again VHFA has topped all other states in using Housing Tax Credits – a program designed to serve low income households earning up to 60 percent of the area’s median income (AMI) – for extremely low income households earning less than 30 percent of the AMI.


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