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Data and Statistics

Housing events calendar for week of October 14, 2013

Organizing your schedule for next week? Check out the list below and the Events Calendar page on VHFA's website for the latest Vermont housing events.

Survey about seniors and community capacity needs your input

The Vermont Department of Aging and Independent Living (DAIL) is conducting a statewide assessment of the needs of seniors and community capacities.   

Vermont median household income remained unchanged in 2012

The median annual income level among all Vermont households in 2012 was $52,977, according to Census Bureau American Community Survey estimates re

Existing homeowners, not first-time buyers, responsible for recent U.S. housing market gains

National data indicates a possible slowdown in the pace of household growth which affects home prices and construction levels, according to the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies.  

Greater Burlington area among most expensive housing markets in the U.S.

For workers in certain industries, especially tourism and service jobs, the cost of renting or buying a home in the Burlington metropolitan area is out of reach given average wages paid in these fields.

New study features Vermont shared equity homes

Based on a study of seven places in the U.S, including the Vermont towns served by the Champlain Housing Trust, Apt Associates’ Jeffrey Lubell concludes that shared equity approaches to housing have clear benefits.  

Single-person households become more prevalent in Vermont

An increasing share of Vermont’s housing stock is occupied by only one person, reports today's Burlington Free Press.  This is a national trend that is likely to continue into the future, as the portion of the population who are elderly increase. 

Vermont Housing Data site shows continued increase in home sales

Primary home sales in January through June of 2013 are occuring at a 4 percent higher pace in Vermont, when compared to 2012,  according to the recently updated Vermont Housing

Profile of current Housing Credit residents

A recent study of current residents of housing financed through federal and state Housing Credits shows deep income targeting, where residents earn an average of 33 percent of the area’s median income.

Latest Census Bureau updates now on Vermont Housing Data website

The latest estimates from the Census Bureau’s American Community survey are now easily accessible for Vermont’s towns, villages and counties on the Vermont Housing Data website. 

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