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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.

Vermont lawmakers urged to prevent homelessness through rental subsidies

VT Section 8 vouchersAt Thursday’s vigil on the Statehouse steps and joint legislative hearing on homelessness,  Vermonters who have experienced homelessness and service providers  were among the voices urging lawmakers to consider long-term solution

Federal government "shutdown" contingency plans available from housing agencies

Governor signs legislation to promote energy efficiency and clean energy for Vermont homes, farms and businesses

Gov. Peter Shumlin signed three bills yesterday that promote energy efficiency and clean energy for homes, farms and businesses.

National housing expert to testify at VT State House

Housing tax credit provisions survive fiscal cliff compromise

With greater dissention than in the Senate, the U.S.

Congress Keeps American Community Survey Intact For Now

The continuing resolution passed by the U.S.

New bipartisan report hones in on key housing questions

What are the appropriate roles for the public and private sectors?  What is the appropriate balance between homeownership and renting?   How far beyond shelter should housing programs extend?

President’s budget proposes changes to federal housing credit, MRB and HUD programs

The Obama administration sent Congress its FY 2013 budget this week, proposing changes to the housing credit program to provide incentives for creating mixed-income housing and to allow a 30 percent basis boost for some 4 percent credit, tax-

VHFA’s Sarah Carpenter attends White House convening on affordable housing

On October 12, VHFA’s executive director, Sarah Carpenter, joined housing finance leaders from other states and from the National Council of State Housing Agencies at a White House convening on affordable housing. 

HUD organized the forum primarily to engage key stakeholders in the results of the 20 regional convenings it held this past year, the FY 2012 HUD budget, and the American Jobs Act.  

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