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New VT fire and building safety codes proposed

Vermont's Division of Fire Safety has issued the proposed 2012 Vermont Fire and Building Safety Code

New guide to federal resources for sustainable rural communities

A consortium of federal agencies recently released a guide entitled New Federal Resources for Sustainable Rural Communities

Federal report shows increase in housing cost burden among U.S. families with children

Despite improvements in many indicators of child welfare such as the infant mortality rate and the preterm birth rate, a recent compilation of national statistics  shows a dramatic increase in housing c

Your feedback needed for Vermont’s Plan to End Homelessness

Want to help end one of our state’s most serious housing problems?

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?

Impediments to fair housing choice persist for some types of Vermonters

Vermont has many fair housing achievements under its belt but there is still more work to do, according to the recent statewide look at impediments to fair housing choice.

GAO concludes year-long review of Recovery Act programs run by state HFAs

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Down payment requirements often ignored in housing affordability discussions

A recent study by the mortgage risk analysis company Andrew Davidson & Company confirms what many borrowers have been exp

While housing market gradually recovers, severe cost burdens become entrenched

According to Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies’ annual State of the Nation’s Housing report released earlier this week, 2012 is likely

Federal HOME program is critical to Vermonters

Recent cuts to the federal HOME program hurt local families as well as the communities in which they live. In a recent publication from the U.S.


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