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Bipartisan Policy Center recommends broad changes for U.S. housing policy

Earlier this week, the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Housing Commission released its vision for the future of housing policy in its report: 

Task force calls for comprehensive and rapid weatherization of Vermont buildings

Investing in thermal efficiency improvements—primarily air sealing, insulation, and heating system replacements—can dramatically reduce a home’s heating energy use.   An estimated 62,000 single and multi-family homes in Vermont will require energy efficient imp

Housing cost burden identified as most pressing housing need in South Burlington

Transportation survey reveals resident attitudes about housing location

The Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission's survey of residents' attitudes toward transportation showed that residents are changing the way they rate the location of their homes relative to work and other destinations.  The sur

Vermonters receive relief of $4.9 million from National Mortgage Settlement

The nation’s largest mortgage servicers have distributed $26.1 billion in direct relief to nearly 310,000 homeowners, or roughly $84,385 per homeowner as part of the National Mortgage Settlement, according to a p

Burlington’s planBTV receives wealth of public input on city’s future

Burlington city officials received over 600 comments from it’s residents, employees, visitors, and partner organizations on a draft plan to guide decisions about Burlington’s future.  Read

Stakeholders identify new paths for Vermont’s General Assistance Housing Program

The Vermont Department for Children and Families recently synthesized input from a variety of stakeholders, including VHFA Policy and Planning Manager Maura Collins, as a first step in an effort to re-envision the temporary housing component of the General Assistan

NYU study finds housing tax credits serving those with greatest needs

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program  serves a significant number of the nation's extremely low-income households, perhaps more so than members of the affordable housing field had anticipated, concluded NYU’s Furman Center for Rea

Seven Days spotlights Burlington’s King Street neighborhood

Check out Seven Days to read about changes occurring in the neighborhoods around Burlington's King Street. With offices in the heart of this

Unlike rest of country, Vermont's median income rose in 2011

Vermont was the only state that showed in increase in real median income betweeen 2010 and 2011, according to estimates released today from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey.   The median household income in Vermont was $52,776 in 2011, up 4

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