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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 beco

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 st

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

Many East Central Vermont households face high housing expenses, long commutes and scarce rental options

TRORC HNAA recent study by VHFA found that thousands of residents of the East Central Vermont region face extraordinary challenges finding housing that is both affordable and located near their jobs and needed services.

Low-income towns are more vulnerable to climate-change induced extreme weather, new report shows

Low-income communities are hit hard by extreme weather because they lack the resources required to evacuate and deal with the effects, says a new report from the Center for American Progress.

Greater Burlington area among most expensive housing markets in the U.S.

For workers in certain industries, especially tourism and service jobs, the cost of renting or buying a home in the Burlington metropolitan area is out of reach given average wages paid in these fields.

New study features Vermont shared equity homes

Based on a study of seven places in the U.S, including the Vermont towns served by the Champlain Housing Trust, Apt Associates’ Jeffrey Lubell concludes that shared equity approaches to housing have clear benefits.  

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