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Housing in the news

Hands off homeowners’ tax break, HUD chief says

From the Washington Post: Despite the looming fight in Washington over taxes and government spending, now isn’t the time to curtail tax breaks that benefit homeowners, says Department of Housing and Urban Development secretary Shaun Donovan.

Vermont’s healthy homes program receives $1.7 million grant

The Vermont Housing & Conservation Board (VHCB) will receive a $1.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to fund Healthy Homes Vermont.

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

"Help for would-be homebuyers" in the Burlington Free Press

Burlington Free PressBuying a home can be one of the most important steps in our lives.   The Burlington Free Press recently echoed words of advice from VHFA to consumers thinking about buying a home.     

Federal Reserve plan likely to have only minor boost for housing market

After consulting national housing market economists last week, the New York Times reported that the Federal Reserve's Systems upcoming actions would likely have only modest effects on the overall recovery. 

HUD approves $21.6 million 2011 flood recovery plan

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Child homelessness remains a widespread U.S. problem

Homelessness among children and teenagers is a chronic problem in Vermont and many other states. In 2011, 838 Vermonters under the age of 18 spent time in the state's shelters, reported the VT Office of Economic Opportunity.

Weston Trailer Park recovers after Irene

Berlin's Weston Trailer Park, home to 83 Vermont households, suffered extreme damage from Tropical Storm Irene a year ago.  

VTDigger describes the remarkable recovery of this park thanks to the help of volunteers and FEMA. 

Vermont home prices hit bottom

Housing and real estate markets in both the U.S. and Vermont, as measured by home prices are probably close to or just past their "cyclical troughs",  according to economists at Kavet, Rockler, and Associates. 

Vermont's tight housing market in the news

Rising rents, high home prices, and flat wages continue to make it difficult for thousands of Vermont households to balance housing costs with the many other demands made on their slim incomes, according to last week's Stowe Reporter. 


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