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Housing in the news

The importance of foreclosure counseling

Ludy Biddle, Executive Director of NeighborWorks of Western Vermont in West Rutland, published a piece in this weekend's Rutland Herald explaining the importance of foreclosure counseling.

"Not only are homeowners who receive foreclosure counseling 60 percent more likely to avoid losing their homes," she writes, "they are also more likely to receive a loan modification than homeowners who try to obtain a loan modification on their own, without foreclosure counseling."

Waterbury explores affordable housing options

The Central Vermont Community Land Trust (CVCLT) is looking at the housing needs of Waterbury as part of the town's downtown planning study.

While CVCLT examined six sites for possible affordable housing development, its draft report suggests the town do more planning before committing to a specific housing project.

Audio: VHFA on VPR

vpr logoVHFA Policy & Planning Manager Maura Collins joined host Jane Lindholm on today's "Vermont Edition" on Vermont Public Radio.

You can hear their discussion about the recently released Housing Needs Assessment. Listen online.

VHFA on VPR's Vermont Edition tomorrow

maura collinsListen for VHFA Policy & Planning Manager Maura Collins on Vermont Public Radio tomorrow.

Maura will appear in the second half of VPR's "Vermont Edition" — around 12:40 p.m. — speaking about the recently-published Vermont Housing Needs Assessment (HNA).

VAR president on home values

Leslee MacKenzie, President of the Vermont Association of Realtors, join Neal Charnoff yesterday on Vermont Public Radio to talk about new numbers that show a slowing pace of home sales.

Listen to the story online.

Church trades Tiffany to help homeless

melinda bussinoWCAX-TV Channel 3 aired a piece a couple days ago about Brattleboro's First Baptist Church, which is selling its Tiffany stained glass window to help the needy.

Melinda Bussino of the Brattleboro Drop-in Center appears in the story.

Housing needs assessment in the news

Yesterday's release of the 2010 Vermont Housing Needs Assessment received some TV and newspaper coverage.

Housing affordability in Washington Post

The Washington Post published a story today about the Center for Housing Policy's recent housing affordability report, which we posted about yesterday.

Read the Post story online: "Housing affordability down even in real estate slump"

Read our post from yesterday: "Report: Housing affordability worsens"

HUD Secretary Donovan on NPR

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan appeared on National Public Radio's "Weekend Edition" this Sunday. He discussed the Federal Housing Administration, disaster recovery and homelessness with NPR's Liane Hansen.

Listen to the interview or read the transcript online.

Washington Post: Foreclosure relief participation low

The Washington Post says participation in the federal government's foreclosure relief program is low.

The article, published Friday using figures released by the U.S. Department of the Treasury the day before, says just 4 percent of homeowners in the Making Home Affordable program have proceeded past the trial period to achieve a permanent loan modification.

Read the Post story online.


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