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Housing policy

Still time to voice your support for federal HOME program


The Algiers Village apartments renovated this year
in Guildford are just one of the many developments
in Vermont that relied on federal HOME funds.

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.

USDA Rural Housing Service Administrator visits VHFA to discuss plans and policies

Tony Hernandez, USDA Rural Development’s (RD) Rural Housing Service Administrator, visited VHFA to share his plans for RD’s programs and policies for the future. The roundtable format brought together 20 housing leaders from across the state including Rutland, the Northeast Kingdom, and northwestern Vermont.

Vermont's HUD Consolidated Plan under revision

The Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development posted a revised “second draft” of its proposed 2015-2019 HUD Consolidated Plan and 2015 Action Plan on March 26, 2015 with tracked changes from the earlier draft version published on March 12.  The document and information about the plan are available on DHCD’s website.

President Obama’s housing plan seeks better financing options for home buyers and rental housing

flagIn addition to federal FHA mortgage insurance program modifications, President Obama announced this week his support for other ways to improve the availability of affordable owner and rental housing, including several initiatives administered by VHFA and partner housing agencies i

Registration open for Vermont Statewide Housing Conference

 The Vermont Statewide Housing Conference is proud to announce its lineup of 18 workshops, in-depth plenary panel and nationally-acclaimed keynote speaker Barry Zigas. Register online today for this important event!

U.S. rental housing assistance illustrated on YouTube by Urban Institute

Check out this short video from the Urban Institute that explains the role of rental housing assistance for those who receive it and the problems that ensue for those who need it but can not.

Details of federal Johnson-Crapo Housing Finance Reform Bill released

capitalSenate Banking Committee leaders Tim Johnson of South Dakota and Mike Crapo of Idaho released yesterday details of their comprehensive housing finance reform legislation, entitled the Housing Finance Reform and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2014.

VPR spotlights VHFA's homeownership programs

In light of expanded income and purchase price limits that went into effect last week  for VHFA's home mortgage programs, Vermont Public Radio (VPR) took a closer look at VHFA's role in the single-family home lending market.     

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