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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 exper

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 t

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.

Incidence of underwater mortgages varies greatly by region

About 31 percent of American homeowners with mortgages owe more on their mortgages than their home is worth, according to a

Federal analysts predict a 2013 recession unless Congress acts on fiscal issues

Automatic federal tax increases and spending cuts due to take effect this year are likely to push the economy into a recession in 2013, according to an analysis released this week by the Congressional Budget Office.

Housing policy key to equalizing access to high quality education

Lower income and non-white students lack equal access to top performing schools  largely because of housing availability and cost, according to a recent report from the Brookings Institution.  Based on research pertaining to 84,077

Pre-disaster planning tools

After Tropical Storm Irene, there has been a lot of talk about how Vermont communities can take the lessons learned in the aftermath and plan better for future possible disasters.

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