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Data and Statistics

Report: Community land trust homeowners have lower foreclosure, delinquency rates

News from our friends across the street at Champlain Housing Trust (CHT): A new study shows community land trust homeowners have lower foreclosure and delinquency rates.

Report: Vermont housing some of New England's least affordable

reportThe New England Public Policy Center published a report this month that shows Vermont's housing is some of the least affordable of all New England states.

Specifically, "young professionals" — 25- to 39-year-olds, out of school, holding bachelor degrees or higher — have a harder time affording housing in Vermont than in any other New England state.

CNN claims most homes affordable

A news headline we spotted yesterday took us by surprise: According to CNN.com, "Nearly 75% of homes are affordable."

A closer examination of the story reveals a couple of key conditions to their definition of affordable: "Nearly anyone with a decent job and a good credit score [our emphasis] can afford to buy ..."

Housing data site updated

We’ve just completed our latest update to the Directory of Affordable Rental Housing (DoARH) at the Vermont Housing Data Web site.

The DoARH now contains detailed information on 12,894 units.

Housing data Web site updated

We've just completed our latest update to the "Vermont housing data profiles" section of the Vermont Housing Data Web site. We've added or updated:

Report: Vermont rental housing grows more out of reach

Vermonters who rent live in the 15th least affordable state in the nation, according to a new report released by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), a Washington, D.C., housing advocacy group, and the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition (VAHC) in Burlington.

The annual "Out of Reach" report, released today, says rural Vermont is one of the 10 most expensive rural areas in the nation.

Report: More families moving to Vermont

According to U-Haul International Inc., Vermont was one of the most moved-to states in the nation for 2009.

The company's annual "Top 10 U.S. Growth States" report shows Vermont is at the top of the list for states receiving 5,000 to 20,000 new families — with 16.67 percent more families moving in than moving out.

Vermont overtook Maine, which held the top spot for the two previous years.

Need a Census form?

census logoHaven't received your 2010 U.S. Census form in the mail? You should have by now. Don't be left out of the count: Call toll-free to get your form: (866) 872-6868.

You might not have yet received your form because the Census Bureau might want to count your household in person. Or the Bureau might not know about your housing unit.

Burlington ranked 47th most expensive homeownership market

chpThe Center for Housing Policy's "Paycheck to Paycheck" report, released today, ranks Burlington, Vt., the 47th most expensive homeownership market out of 206.

The city ranks the 35th most expensive rental market out of 210.

Economic recovery to expansion

At the Vermont Economy Conference in Burlington on Jan. 8, Gus Faucher, Moody’s Analytic, projected the path of the U.S. economic recovery, and Dick Heaps and Art Woolf, Vermont Economy Newsletter, described Vermont’s experiences:

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