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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.

"Purchasing a home remains unaffordable for many key community workers despite historically low mortgage interest rates and steep drops in home prices," according to a release issued by the center.

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:

Housing data profiles updated

data_siteWe've completed our latest update to the "Vermont housing data profiles" section of the Vermont Housing Data Web site.

We've added:

VHFA gives Housing Needs Assessment testimony

2010hnaVHFA Policy & Planning Manager Maura Collins will present testimony regarding the recently-published Vermont Housing Needs Assessment (HNA) to the Vermont House General, Housing and Military Affairs Committee tomorrow morning at 9:30.

Maura authored the report, along with VHFA Research Analyst Leslie Black-Plumeau, under contract by the Vermont Department of Economic, Housing and Community Development (DEHCD).

Live presentations on HNA available for your group

2010 hnaVHFA Policy and Planning Manager Maura Collins will present highlights from the recently-published Vermont Housing Needs Assessment (HNA) to members of the Vermont Home Builders and Remodelers Association Developer's Council today.

Maura authored the report, along with VHFA Research Analyst Leslie Black-Plumeau, under contract by the Vermont Department of Economic, Housing and Community Development (DEHCD).

Vermont tops for use of Federal Historic Tax Credits

union squareA new federal report shows Vermont is the top state, per capita, for its use of Federal Historic Tax Credits to rehabilitate historic buildings.

Regardless of population, the Green Mountain State is number 10 in the country, up from number 12 a year ago.

Over the last decade, the tax credits have been responsible in Vermont for rehabilitation of everything from small storefronts to major downtown redevelopments.

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