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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

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, as

Free Press spotlights South Burlington’s housing affordability challenges

The wide-reaching ramifications of a lack of affordable housing options were highlighted in Saturday’s Burlington Fr

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issues new rules

On Thursday January 10th, the mortgage industry braced for rulings from the United State’s newest federal agency related to home lending, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).  In his opening statement announcing the newest rules, CFPB’s Director, R

Two new VHFA bond deals will finance hundreds of VT home purchases and preserve affordable rental housing

VHFA has taken two big steps towards making housing more affordable in the Green Mountain State.

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