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Vermont plumbing rules under revision

The Vermont Department of Public Safety is currently accepting public comment on an annotated version of the Vermont Plumbing Rules

A public hearing regarding the rules is scheduled for:

Exploring solutions to homelessness in Vermont

Housing and homelessnessVermont suffered a 9% increase in homelessness last year, according to a new report from Champlain Housing Trust and Housing Vermont.

Vermont tops nation in energy efficiency in recent survey

energy efficiency mapVermont topped the list of a recent WalletHub survey as the most energy efficient state in the U.S., reported the National Mo

Housing and health: The importance of place

In the second of a series of papers on how affordable housing impacts other pieces of our lives, the connection between health and housing is becoming better understood. In Housing and Health: The Importance of Place, the authors delve into some of these impacts. As Megan Sandel, M.D., M.P.H., and Deborah Frank, M.D.

Affordable housing is key to a child's success in school

Housing and educationA new paper was released today that highlights the intersection of affordable housing and education, and the benefits that an affordable home provides kids in terms of their ability to learn in school.

Vermont's tight market for the poorest renters stands out among New England states

DLI affordabilityVermont was placed among states with the fewest apartments available for deeply low-income renters by a recent study from the National Low-Income Housing Coalition.  For every 100 renters in the state, only 11 units are affordable and availa

Vermont homes and buildings featured in new book on net-zero energy use

New_net_zeroThe goals for green building are no longer low energy but net-zero energy use. The New New Net Zero, by William Maclay and Maclay Architects, features several prominent Vermont buildings and homes to illustrate the possibilities of net-zero design

Vermont Residential and Commercial Energy Code under revision

DPSThe Vermont Department of Public Service is currently in the process of working with stakeholders to update the Vermont Residential and Commercial Energy Code. An updated version of the proposed Code will be made available soon.

Housing discrimination widespread in Vermont, new study finds

HDLPA new report finds high rates of discrimination in Vermont's rental housing market based on race, color, national origin, disability, and minor children.

Upper Valley housing outlook served up by regional experts at business leaders’ breakfast

BreakfastIn a jam-packed hour Friday, Upper Valley leaders received the low down on the latest residential real estate market conditions facing the region.  A mismatch between the housing stock and changing needs and preferences of residents, University of New Hampshire’s

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