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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.

Brattleboro’s Canal and Main building recognized as national smart growth role model

The Canal and Main building in Brattleboro combines commercial space for the Brattleboro Food Co-op on its lower floors with affordable and market rate rental housing above.  The synergy this project  generated for the city’s downtown was recognized yesterday in Washington, DC when EPA awarded Vermont housing officials the 2012 Smart Growth National Achievement Award for Main Street or Corridor Revitalization. 

Burlington community celebrates Wharf Lane apartments

Residents, funders, and community leaders celebrated the completion of renovations of Burlington’s Wharf Lane last week and the preservation of its 37 apartments as affordable rental housing.

VHFA's interest rate drop makes it a great time to buy

After dropping it's home mortgage interest rates today, VHFA's rates have never been lower: 

Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition elects three new members to Steering Committee

 

Check out this article in VT Digger

 

VHFAer's efforts to house children in India make headlines

Yesterday's Burlington Free Press described the the Howley Foundation's progress in helping to provide safe homes for children in India.  The Howley Foundation was started and is led by Bren

Hands off homeowners’ tax break, HUD chief says

From the Washington Post: Despite the looming fight in Washington over taxes and government spending, now isn’t the time to curtail tax breaks that benefit homeowners, says Department of Housing and Urban Development secretary Shaun Donovan.

Vermont’s healthy homes program receives $1.7 million grant

The Vermont Housing & Conservation Board (VHCB) will receive a $1.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to fund Healthy Homes Vermont.

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