The Vermont Housing Data site is created and maintained by Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) and the Center for Rural Studies (CRS) at the University of Vermont with input and guidance from Vermont's housing community.
Vermont Housing Finance Agency
VHFA was established in 1974 to finance and promote affordable housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income Vermonters.
Since its inception, VHFA has assisted approximately 27,000 Vermonters and their families purchase primary residences; and provided financing, development and management support, subsidy administration and tax credits to approximately 7,700 units of multifamily rental housing.
VHFA's primary activities include:
- Single-family and homeownership mortgage financing programs
- Multifamily programs including:
- Multifamily loan programs
- Asset management and monitoring
- Housing Assistance Payments contract administration
- Federal and state Housing Tax Credit programs
In addition, VHFA serves as a significant resource for the collection of housing data and frequently provides testimonial support in the development of housing policy at the state and federal level, along with assistance to affiliated housing organizations.
Center for Rural Studies
CRS is a non-profit, fee-for-service research organization that addresses social, economic, and resource-based problems of rural people and communities.
Based in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Vermont (UVM) in Burlington, the Center provides consulting and research services in Vermont, the United States, and abroad.
The research areas are divided into five main areas:
- Human services and education
- Program evaluation
- Rural community and economic development
- Vermont community data
The mission of CRS is to promote the dissemination of information through teaching, consulting, research, and community outreach. Primary emphasis is placed upon activities that contribute to the search for solutions and alternatives to rural problems and related issues.
The Center is fully supported by fees for its services, grants, and generous contributions. Please send your contribution to: Center for Rural Studies, 207 Morrill Hall, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405.