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Need an affordable apartment?

Need an affordable apartment or know someone who does? There are vacancies in 11 different apartment complexes across the state, according to the Vermont Directory of Affordable Rental Housing.

Cathedral Square awarded $100,000 affordable housing grant

Cathedral Square recently won the Annual TD Charitable Foundation Housing for Everyone Affordable Housing Grant Competition and was awarded $100,000 to help fund the construction of Elm Place.

VerMod company creates employment opportunties (and high-efficiency homes)

Steve Davis, owner of the Wilder-based VerMod company is becoming recognized not just for his company's high quality modular homes but for the employment opportunities he has created for residents of the Hartford Dismas House.

VHFA's Sarah Carpenter discusses down payment assistance on CCTV

VT Affordable Housing Show
Sarah Carpenter and Erhard Mahnke, 10/7/15

Word of new down payment assistance program spreads to potential home buyers statewide


From R to L: Sarah Carpenter, Governor Shumlin
and Senator Baruth. Photo: M. Collins.

Governor kicks off new down payment assistance program

Governor Shumlin joined leaders from VHFA, the Vermont Legislature and the business community today to launch a bold new effort to help the state’s first-time home buyers. Each qualified buyer will receive up to $5,000 for down payment and closing costs.

Red Clover Commons Groundbreaking Event

Brattleboro Housing Partnership and Housing Vermont broke ground this past Monday on a 55-unit affordable housing project. These two organizations have partnered together to build Red Clover Commons, a three-story senior housing complex located on a 2.8-acre site in Brattleboro. 

Vermont homeownership rate hovers well above declining U.S. rates

Although Census surveys show a clear decline in the national homeownership rate, they don’t show a similar decline for Vermont.   At least not yet.  Second quarter 2015 estimates show Vermont’s rate at 72 percent, nearly eight and a half percentage points higher than the national 64 percent rate. 

Housing is a “silent crisis” says new bi-partisan foundation

The lack of affordable housing in the U.S. has become a “silent crisis” says a new report from the J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for Housing America’s Families.  The foundation, formed just last month, is led by a  bi-partisan group of business leaders, policy makers and financial and housing experts. 

New Appraisal Institute Registry for sustainable buildings

A new Appraisal Institute Registry has come out listing both Vermont residential and commercial appraisers who have successfully completed the Appraisal Institute's Valuation of Sustainable Buildings Professional Development Program.

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