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VHFA sheds light on Rental Assistance Demonstration program implications

VT Digger’s recent piece on a new HUD initiative that changes the way public housing costs are funded featured VHFA’s executive director, Sarah Carpenter, and policy and planning manager, Maura Collins.  

Pace of Vermont home sales continues to pick up

The first months of 2013 show the volume of home sales continuing to increase in Vermont, according to multiple listing service data and Vermont property transfer tax records.   Purchases of single-fam

West River Valley Assisted Living expansion in the news

The use of local donations to help fund the expansion of the West River Valley Assisted Living project in Townsend is covered in today’s Brattleboro Reformer.   The expansion will increase the numbe

Today’s Burlington Free Press covers varying aspects of housing affordability

Burlington Free PressVHFA’s creative role in serving the needs of low and moderate-income home buyers is the focus of the “Creative Corner” in today’s Burlington Free Press.  The author, VHFA’s  Ho

Emergency housing requests rise amidst news of continued high Vermont rents

Calls fielded by Vermont 2-1-1 operators for emergency housing increased dramatically during January and February 2013.   Calls for housing and shelter assistance exceeded all other types of calls in February.  

Housing affordability reports released this week show differing prospects facing Vermonters

Yesterday, Vermont Public Radio’s Steve Zind explored how to make sense of two recent reports that show vastly different housing affordability experiences for Vermonters.

Mortgage payment affordability improved for married-couple home buyers in 2012

Historically low mortgage interest rates continued to improve home buying affordability in 2012, according to an index prepared each year by the Vermont Economy Newsletter.

Housing cost burden more prevalent among renters in Chittenden County than rest of New England

Bipartisan Policy Center recommends broad changes for U.S. housing policy

Earlier this week, the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Housing Commission released its vision for the future of housing policy in its report: 

Comprehensive, on-the-ground outreach assists hundreds of Burlingtonians

Burlington Free PressToday’s Burlington Free Press spotlights Matt Young, supervisor for the Howard Center’s Street Outreach Team, who “doesn’t just find the homeless shelter [but] wants to show them the way to a home.”  Young and his team walk the streets of Burlington, assisting

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