Tag Archives: Affordable Housing

State News
May 20, 2016

Vermont secures $3 million for affordable housing, Sanders announces

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders recently announced that Vermont will receive $3 million from the National Housing Trust Fund. The funds are part of $174 million that is being dispersed nationally to build, preserve, and rehabilitate affordable rental housing. Sanders helped lead a 15-year effort to…

State News
September 25, 2015

Governor kicks off new downpayment assistance program

On Sept. 18, Executive Director Sarah Carpenter of the Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) announced that Governor Shumlin has joined leaders from VHFA, the Vermont Legislature and the business community to launch a bold new effort to help the state’s first-time homebuyers. Each qualified buyer…

February 5, 2015

Supply and demand: more housing is key to affordability

By Jennifer Hollar

As too many Vermonters struggle to make ends meet, affordability has rightly taken its place at the center of public debate. Often missing from the discussion, however, has been the cost of housing. If we are to succeed in closing…