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HUD approves $21.6 million 2011 flood recovery plan

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Child homelessness remains a widespread U.S. problem

Homelessness among children and teenagers is a chronic problem in Vermont and many other states. In 2011, 838 Vermonters under the age of 18 spent time in the state's shelters, reported the VT Office of Economic Opportunity.

Weston Trailer Park recovers after Irene

Berlin's Weston Trailer Park, home to 83 Vermont households, suffered extreme damage from Tropical Storm Irene a year ago.  

VTDigger describes the remarkable recovery of this park thanks to the help of volunteers and FEMA. 

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.

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