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Data and Statistics

New index demonstrates stability of Vermont’s single-family housing market

MimiThe new “multi-indicator market index”, or MiMi, released by Freddie Mac this week, is a user-friendly tool for looking at the housing stability of markets across the country.

New research explores causes of U.S. mortgage volume decline

New_loansThe number of new home purchase mortgages in the U.S.

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

Shortage of housing grows for extremely low-income renters

ELI_renter_gapsMany renters within and beyond Vermont's borders struggle to afford a decent, safe place to live.

Access to affordable housing among top problems facing rural New England

Challenges_bar_chartNext to job availability, access to affordable housing was ranked the second most important challenge for lower-income communities by New England respondents to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s

Vermont housing websites upgraded

Several housing sites down today and tomorrow

Housing data site largeWe are experiencing difficulties with the Vermont Housing Data website today, including with the online Vermont Directory of Affordable Rental Housing.    

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

Vermont lawmakers urged to prevent homelessness through rental subsidies

VT Section 8 vouchersAt Thursday’s vigil on the Statehouse steps and joint legislative hearing on homelessness,  Vermonters who have experienced homelessness and service providers  were among the voices urging lawmakers to consider long-term solution

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