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Vermont home prices hit bottom

Housing and real estate markets in both the U.S. and Vermont, as measured by home prices are probably close to or just past their "cyclical troughs",  according to economists at Kavet, Rockler, and Associates. 

Vermont's tight housing market in the news

Rising rents, high home prices, and flat wages continue to make it difficult for thousands of Vermont households to balance housing costs with the many other demands made on their slim incomes, according to last week's Stowe Reporter. 

Burlington’s South Meadow remains perpetually affordable

148 rental units in Burlington’s south end will remain affordable in the long run thanks to its upcoming purchase by Champlain Housing Trust.

VHFA provided a loan and federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits when South Meadow was initially developed in the 1980s.

Vermont Agency of Human Services sponsors housing conference

A big thanks to the Vermont Agency of Human Services who is one of our seven diamond sponsors for the

How much will new campus housing help renters city-wide?

To look at whether the recent completion of 144 brand new apartments for Burlington’s undergraduates might lead to a permanent easing of Burlington's rental market, Seven Days consulted VHFA’s Sarah Carpenter and other area

Some borrowers harmed during foreclosure receive compensation

Borrowers nationwide who think they were financially harmed during the mortgage foreclosure process in 2009 or 2010 may request an independent review and potentially receive compensation.  The deadline for filing appli

Federal HOME program is critical to Vermonters

Recent cuts to the federal HOME program hurt local families as well as the communities in which they live. In a recent publication from the U.S.

Vermonters describe homelessness experiences

Burlington Free PressSeveral Vermonters addressed an audience of agency officials and Vermont Interfaith Action group members on Wednesday to share their experiences with homelessness.   Vermont Interfaith Action is a consortium of a religious organizations. 

Incidence of underwater mortgages varies greatly by region

About 31 percent of American homeowners with mortgages owe more on their mortgages than their home is worth, according to a

VHFA creates affordable housing and jobs through HARP program

This month marks the completion of three years of Vermont’s Housing Acquisition & Rehabilitation Program (HARP)—a program that has helped renovate 55 homes as of March 31, 2012, including the historic St.


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