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Housing in the news

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.

Activist helps put new face on homelessness

CNN segment on Mark Horvath, a former television executive and homeless man, who has established a Web site to let homeless people tell their stories.

Homeless shelter could be coming to Bellows Falls

A new homeless shelter could be opening in Bellows Falls this winter.

Approximately 35 people attended a public forum last night to discuss plans to open an overnight shelter at 33 Canal Street. According to the story in this morning's Brattleboro Reformer, most who spoke at the gathering support the initiative.

The shelter would be open from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. and provide space for 15 people.

Read the Reformer story online.


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