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Advocacy Resources

Affordable Housing in Vermont: Myths & Realities
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Citizens' Housing and Planning Association
National Alliance to End Homelessness
National Low Income Housing Coalition
New England Housing Network

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Data Resources

American Community Survey
The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey that provides data every year -- giving communities the current information they need to plan investments and services.
American Housing Survey
The American Housing Survey (AHS) is sponsored by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. The survey is the most comprehensive national housing survey in the United States.
HUD Consolidated Planning/CHAS Data
HUD "custom tabulations" of Census data that are largely not available through standard Census products. Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy (CHAS) data demonstrate the extent of housing problems and housing needs, particularly for low income households.
HUD Multifamily Assistance and Section 8 Contracts Database
HUD data for Section 8 project-based contracts.
U.S. Census Bureau
Vermont Housing Data

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Fair Housing

CVOEO Fair Housing Project
Guide to Fair Housing for Families in Vermont
Guide to Fair Housing Law for Landlords and Property Managers
Vermont Department of Economic, Housing & Community Development: Fair Housing Page

Federal Resources

Congressional Delegation: Leahy
Congressional Delegation: Sanders
Congressional Delegation: Welch
Oil Heat Program
The Citizens Energy Oil Heat Program provides heating assistance during the cold weather months to eligible households, apartment buildings, shelters and Native American tribes in each state where the program operates
U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): Vermont Information

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Foreclosure Resources

Mortgage Relief Fund

Grant Opportunities

Enterprise Green Communities Grants
Green Building Initiative, the Kresge Foundation

Green Affordable Housing

Building Greener Affordable Housing Training Materials

Home Ownership Resources

Guide to Housing and Mortgages for People with Disabilities
Habitat for Humanity: Vermont Chapters
This program offers home repair loans with low interest rates and affordable monthly payments.
Vermont Housing Finance Agency: Buying a Home

Housing News

National Low Income Housing Coalition "Memo To Members"
Vermont Housing Finance Agency "Housing Matters" Blog

Land Use Planning

Accessory Dwelling Units in Homes
Accessory Dwellings - Technical Support
Brattleboro Area Affordable Housing (BAAH) offers technical assistance to homeowners in Brattleboro and Bellows Falls who want to add an apartment to their house.
Community Planning Toolbox
Source: Vermont Natural Resources Council
Publications and Information on Local Land Use Planning and Regulation in Vermont
Handbooks, manuals, templates, check-sheets and other tools with information on local land use planning and bylaw adoption, development regulation and review, and the state rules (24 V.S.A. Chapter 117) that govern these activities.
Report: The Effects of Inclusionary Zoning on Local Housing Markets
Source: Center for Housing Policy and The Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy at New York University; March 2008, updated February 2010.
Smart Growth in Vermont
Note: Smart Growth Vermont merged with the Vermont Natural Resources Council in 2011.

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Lead Paint Safety

CVOEO Vermont Tenants: Lead Paint Hazards Page
LeadSafe Vermont
LeadSafe Vermont is part of a comprehensive lead awareness program administered by the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board.
Vermont Department of Health Lead Resource Guide
Vermont Lead-Based Paint Hazard reduction Program
This program provides financial and technical assistance to income-eligible landlords and homeowners to reduce the risk of lead poisoning caused by lead-based paint hazards.

Mobile Home Resources

CVOEO Mobile Home Project
This program of the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity works with mobile home residents throughout the state of Vermont to defend their interests and ensure they are able to maintain their housing.
Guide to Your Rights as a Mobile Home Park resident
Vermont Department of Economic, Housing & Community Development: Mobile Home Parks Page

Nonprofit Resources

2010 Census Resources for Nonprofits
Newest resources from Nonprofits Count! campaign, a nationwide effort to get nonprofits involved in the 2010 Census.

Publications

Costs Associated With First-Time Homelessness For Families and Individuals
HUD Report. March 24, 2010.
Housing Solutions Handbook
Although written for New Hampshire, this uses examples from both Vermont and New Hampshire to explain strategies on how to encourage affordable housing development. Chapter 3 discusses local planning specifically.
Life After Transitional Housing for Homeless Families
HUD Report. March 24, 2010.
Strategies for Improving Homeless People's Access to Mainstream Benefits and Services
HUD Report. March 24, 2010.
Support Housing in Vermont Communities
Published by the VT Association of Planning & Development Agencies, this booklet provides ideas for what towns can do to promote affordable housing through land use planning.
The State of the Nation's Housing 2011
From the Joint Center for Housing Studies, Harvard University, June 2011.

Rental Housing Resources

CVOEO Vermont Tenants
This program of the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity provides free direct services to tenants, including advice advocacy and referrals.
Directory of Affordable Rental Housing
Searchable data base of all subsidized housing in Vermont - searchable by town, county or statewide.
Law Line of Vermont
Renting in Vermont Handbook
The "Renting in Vermont" Handbook is intended to give tenants and landlords a basic understanding of their rights and responsibilities.
Vermont Division of Fire Safety
Vermont Housing Finance Agency: Need Rental Housing? Page

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State Housing Resources

Brattleboro Area Affordable Housing Corporation
Council on the Future of Vermont
Directory of Housing Organizations
Home Share of Central Vermont
Vermont Agency of Commerce & Community Development

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VAHC Member Directory

Addison County Community Trust
Another Way Drop-In Center / Green Mountain Support Group
Barre Housing Authority
Bennington Coalition for the Homeless
Brattleboro Area Affordable Housing Corp.
Brattleboro Area Drop-In Center

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