Vermont's tight rental market

A number of Vermont media carried a story by the Associated Press this weekend regarding Vermont's tight rental market.

The story was picked up by the Rutland Herald/Times Argus, WPTZ-TV, WCAX-TV and Vermont Public Radio.

Read the story at the Herald site.

This morning's Burlington Free Press includes a story regarding affordability, specifically condominiums. VHFA Executive Director Sarah Carpenter is quoted in the piece.

Housing/wages stories

Here are a few links to stories that appeared in local media regarding yesterday's release of the 8th edition of "Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Housing and Wages in Vermont."

Most in Vermont still cannot buy a home
Burlington Free Press

Housing/wages event photos

Yesterday, the Vermont Housing Council and the Vermont Housing Awareness Campaign released the latest edition of "Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Housing and Wages in Vermont."

Here are some photos from our press event in Room 11 of the Vermont Statehouse.

Download a copy of the report.

"Housing/wages" report released

Members of Vermont's housing community released the latest edition of "Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Housing and Wages in Vermont" at a press conference this morning at the Statehouse.

The report indicates the recession hasn’t made finding affordable housing for average Vermonters any easier.

Report: Vermont one of least affordable states for renters

Vermonters who rent their homes live in the 15th most expensive state in the nation for renters, according to a new report.

"Out of Reach 2008-2009" was released today by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), a Washington, D.C.-based housing advocacy group, and the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition.

Report: Rentals exceed SSI income

A new report shows people with disabilities who rely on Supplemental Social Security (SSI) income are hard-pressed to afford even simple one-bedroom or studio apartments.

The Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) and the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force publishes its "Priced Out" report every other year.

VICH publishes homelessness report

The Vermont Interagency Council on Homelessness (VICH) just issued its "2008 Report to the Governor."

The publication details the homeless situation in Vermont, along with steps Vermont organizations are taking to address it.

VHFA Executive Director Sarah Carpenter is a member of the VICH.

Report: Sub-prime lending in Vermont

sub-prime lending in vermont reportThe Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO) Fair Housing Project and VHFA have published a short report titled "Sub-Prime Lending in Vermont."

Annual report/wall calendar published

VHFA has published its 2008 Annual Report/2009 Wall Calendar.

This is the eighth year we've published the report in the form of a calendar, in an effort to give the report a longer "shelf life" than a typical annual report might enjoy.

Each month of the calendar features a homeowner VHFA helped with a mortgage, or a multifamily project we helped finance.

VHFA FY08 data online

This morning we published VHFA's Financial Statements and Required Supplementary Information (PDF) for fiscal year 2008.

We've also published our FY08 production figures for our Homeownership and Multifamily departments.


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