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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-exempt b

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.  

Sanders to vote against housing cuts

sen. sandersSen. Bernie Sanders issued a statement this afternoon saying he will "vote against a budget agreement that cuts public housing by $605 million and eliminates financial counseling when homeowners need it most."

Major players issue housing finance reform statement

This morning, the National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA), National Association of Home Builders, National Association of Realtors, Mortgage Bankers Association, and others, released a set of "Principles for Restoring Stability to the Nation’s Housing Finance System."

The principles state:

Burlington's question #8 passes

The City of Burlington's Question #8 passed 4,102/1,753 during last week's Town Meeting Day.

You might remember from last week's post ("VAHC urges 'Yes' on Burlington's Question #8") the question dealt with sending a message to Montpelier urging the Legislature to pass a bill protecting at-risk assisted Vermonters and their housing.

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