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Data and Statistics

Vermont’s use of societal condition indicators takes a giant step forward

AHS_scorecardThanks to the recent development of a menu of indicators and targets by the Vermont Agency of Human Services and the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, describing how Vermonters are doing has become easier.

Shortage of housing grows for extremely low-income renters

ELI_renter_gapsMany renters within and beyond Vermont's borders struggle to afford a decent, safe place to live.

Access to affordable housing among top problems facing rural New England

Challenges_bar_chartNext to job availability, access to affordable housing was ranked the second most important challenge for lower-income communities by New England respondents to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s

Vermont housing websites upgraded

Several housing sites down today and tomorrow

Housing data site largeWe are experiencing difficulties with the Vermont Housing Data website today, including with the online Vermont Directory of Affordable Rental Housing.    

Vermont among top ten states for property tax burdens

property_taxVermonters pay property taxes of 1.66% of their home values on average, according to a new report prepared by the Tax Policy Center.  This places the state firmly in the top ten, which also

Vermont lawmakers urged to prevent homelessness through rental subsidies

VT Section 8 vouchersAt Thursday’s vigil on the Statehouse steps and joint legislative hearing on homelessness,  Vermonters who have experienced homelessness and service providers  were among the voices urging lawmakers to consider long-term solutions.  Linda Ryan, co-chair of the Govern

Vermont Coalition to End Homelessness - Point In Time Count Training

end homelessness picThe next Point-In-Time (PIT) count of Vermont’s homeless population is taking place later this month on January 29-30, 2014.

New tool makes makes it easy to get some Census estimates

explorerEver wonder which Vermont area has the highest percentage of renters?  Or the highest median household income?   CensusExplorer, a new tool released by the Census Bureau, makes finding out as easy as a few cli

Gap between rent and income growing steadily, Harvard report says

JCHS_graphSignificant erosion in renter incomes over the past decade has pushed the number of households paying excessive shares of income for housing to record levels, a report this week by Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies confirmed.


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