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Fair housing

VHFA, Fair Housing Act celebrate anniversaries

Today marks the date in 1974 that Gov. Thomas Salmon signed legislation creating Vermont Housing Finance Agency.

Fair Housing Month kicks off with focus on opportunities for future generations

In April, the nation celebrates the 45th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act.

HUD issues rule formalizing standard on discriminatory effects in housing

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is formalizing the national standard for determining whether a housing practice violates the Fair Housing Act as the result of discriminatory effect. 

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.

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

Census Bureau releases detailed data on 109 racial and ethnic groups in Vermont

Last week, the Census Bureau released information never before available—detailed population and housing information from the 2010 Census, such as age, relationship and homeownership for census tracts, towns, counties, and the state level.

Home lending in Vermont compared to New England

A recent study looking at the six New England states’ home lending activity between 2006 to 2010 shows Vermont compared to neighboring states. Some highlights are:

Housing discrimination persists in Vermont according to new study

Housing discrimination is prevalent in Vermont, according to a recent study conducted by Vermont Legal Aid's Housing Discrimin

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