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Data and Statistics

HUD: Family homelessness continues to rise

The number of homeless families in the U.S. rose for the second year in a row, according to The 2009 Annual Assessment Report to Congress recently completed by HUD.

This rise shows the impact of the economic downturn “on the housing stability of low-income and vulnerable Americans,” the report explains.

Report: Unaffordable housing hampers local employment growth

report coverStatistical research confirms unaffordable housing has broad impacts for local economies.

Study: LIHTC improves economic conditions of residents, neighborhoods

Recent New York City-based research demonstrates residents of tax credit-financed apartments pay $500 less than monthly market rents, more than doubling the discretionary income available to each household for other necessities. The June 2010 report shows these income savings boost local purchasing power, "contributing to retail vitality of the neighborhood."

Free Census data workshop

The U.S. Census is holding a free data workshop in Burlington, Thursday, July 15.

This hands-on event will show you how to access Census data using the online tool American Factfinder. Instructors will teach attendees how to create a custom profile for specific service areas.

Local economic impact of typical Housing Tax Credit developments

Home building immediately stimulates the economy. In addition to providing jobs to workers in the construction industry, funds flow to a variety of local service and goods providers and to local governments in the form of fees and taxes. These funds then ripple through the economy as workers spend their wages in local businesses and businesses replenish their stock.

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:


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