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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 and

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 Dennis D

Celebrating 40 years of commitment to Vermont home buyers and renters

VHFA_40th_annual_reportVHFA turns the big 4-0 today!  On April 11, 1974, the Agency was created by the General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Thomas P. Salmon.  Since then, VHFA has:

On-line tools help Vermont municipalities address housing needs

Muncipal_toolsEver wonder what can be done at the municipal level to improve housing affordability?  VHFA recently expanded the Vermont Housing Data website to include a page to answer just this question.

Vermont’s use of societal condition indicators takes a giant step forward

AHS_scorecardThanks to the recent development of a menu of indicators and targets by the Vermont Agency of Human Services and the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, describing how Vermonters are doing has become easie

Vermont among top ten states for property tax burdens

property_taxVermonters pay property taxes of 1.66% of their home values on average, according to a new report prepared by the Tax Policy Center.  This places the state firm

Modifications to Vermont’s housing tax credit program for 2014

DDA 2014Vermont’s “difficult to develop” areas under the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit provisions have been revised to include all counties with the exception of Addison, Orleans, Caledonia and Essex for 2014.

Gap between rent and income growing steadily, Harvard report says

JCHS_graphSignificant erosion in renter incomes over the past decade has pushed the number of households paying excessive shares of income for housing to record levels, a report this week by Harvard’s Joint Center

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