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Housing discrimination widespread in Vermont, new study finds

HDLPA new report finds high rates of discrimination in Vermont's rental housing market based on race, color, national origin, disability, and minor children.

VHFA’s expanded toolkit helps Vermonters synch home buying with market cycles

Champlain Business Journal coverThe period immediately after a recession is typically a time of renewed interest among would-be home buyers since home prices are likely at a low point.   A

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

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

VHFA offers new programs in time for spring home buying season

House_DollarsVHFA recently introduced two new programs that will extend affordable home financing to more Vermonters in time for the start of Vermont’s 2014 peak “home buying season.”  The arrival of spring has long been a time of h

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

Expertise in low down payment lending helps HFAs fill new gaps

Bloomberg_articleHome buyers across the nation with less than a 20 percent down payment are discovering that their state's housing finance agency (HFA) offers mortgages with the terms they need, according to a recent

Vigil to honor homeless who have died held in White River Junction

valley newsReprinted from the Valley News on 12/11/2013 , by David Corriveau: 

Gap between rent and income growing steadily, Harvard report says

JCHS_graphSignificant erosion in renter incomes over the past decade has pushed the number of households paying excessive shares of income for housing to record levels, a report this week by Harvard’s Joint Center

Vermont bucks national trend according to recent Census Bureau report on homeownership

BFP_Nov_29_2013Vermont’s home values increased and its homeownership rate remained constant since the recession —two unique trends in comparison to other states in New England and the U.S., according to an Ame

Vermont manufactured home loan program in the news

Demand is growing for a year-old program that helps Vermonters who lack resources buy mobile homes, reported VPR recently.  The program was developed through a partnership between VHFA, Champlain Housing Trust, the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development and the Vermon

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