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Housing/wages press conference airs this weekend

housing/wages event video shotChannel 17/Town Meeting TV has added two more airings of last week's press conference for the “Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Housing and Wages in Vermont" report:

  • Sunday, June 27, 5:45 AM
  • Sunday, June 27, 11:45 AM

Channel 17 serves the communities of Burlington, South Burlington, Essex, Essex Junction, Winooski, Williston, St. George, and parts of Colchester.

Report: Vermont housing some of New England's least affordable

reportThe New England Public Policy Center published a report this month that shows Vermont's housing is some of the least affordable of all New England states.

Specifically, "young professionals" — 25- to 39-year-olds, out of school, holding bachelor degrees or higher — have a harder time affording housing in Vermont than in any other New England state.

More airdates for housing report press conference

Channel 17/Town Meeting TV has added three more airings of yesterday's press conference for the "Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Housing and Wages in Vermont." You now have four chances to see it:

  • Wednesday, June 16, 6:00 PM
  • Sunday, June 20, 11:40 PM
  • Monday, June 21, 4:40 AM
  • Monday, June 21, 10:40 AM

Channel 17 serves the communities of Burlington, South Burlington, Essex, Essex Junction, Winooski, Williston, St. George, and parts of Colchester.

Housing/wages report released

housing/wages reportVHFA released its annual "Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Housing and Wages in Vermont" report today.

The report found, in spite of the softening real estate market, Vermonters earning the median income still cannot afford the median priced home.

“The real estate market was helped this year by low interest rates and a generous federal tax credit,” said VHFA Executive Director Sarah Carpenter.

State of the Nation's Housing report released

report coverThe Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University released its "State of the Nation’s Housing" report today.

Report: Vermont rental housing grows more out of reach

Vermonters who rent live in the 15th least affordable state in the nation, according to a new report released by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), a Washington, D.C., housing advocacy group, and the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition (VAHC) in Burlington.

The annual "Out of Reach" report, released today, says rural Vermont is one of the 10 most expensive rural areas in the nation.

Report: More families moving to Vermont

According to U-Haul International Inc., Vermont was one of the most moved-to states in the nation for 2009.

The company's annual "Top 10 U.S. Growth States" report shows Vermont is at the top of the list for states receiving 5,000 to 20,000 new families — with 16.67 percent more families moving in than moving out.

Vermont overtook Maine, which held the top spot for the two previous years.

Burlington ranked 47th most expensive homeownership market

chpThe Center for Housing Policy's "Paycheck to Paycheck" report, released today, ranks Burlington, Vt., the 47th most expensive homeownership market out of 206.

The city ranks the 35th most expensive rental market out of 210.

Rental safety report available online

The final report of the Vermont Rental Housing Safety & Habitability Committee is available online.

VHFA Executive Director Sarah Carpenter chaired the 14-member committee over the last two years, and presented its recommendations to a legislative committee last week.

Housing needs assessment in the news

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

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