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Housing cost burden identified as most pressing housing need in South Burlington

By Leslie Black-Plumeau. Reposted from VHFA’s Housing Matters, January 9, 2013.

‘”An estimated 1,000 households living in South Burlington pay more than half of their incomes for housing, according to VHFA’s recently completed housing needs assessment for the City of South Burlington. Nearly 600 of these households are renter households, while the other 400 households own their homes. In addition to increasing the supply of affordable rental and owner housing, the report also identified a growing need for small units to accommodate the 1 and 2-person households that dominate the city’s population. The housing needs analysis was prepared at the request of the South Burlington Affordable Housing Committee, funded through a grant from the Chittenden County ECOS project, and conducted by VHFA’s Leslie Black-Plumeau. The South Burlington Affordable Housing Committee was charged by the city council with helping to increase the availability of safe and affordable rental and owner-occupied housing. More information about this work is located on the City of South Burlington website. The Chittenden County ECOS project is a process and a plan for managing sustainable growth in Chittenden County that is being managed by the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission with support from HUD. Read the full South Burlington housing needs report or watch CCTV’s coverage of the November Housing Summit which includes a review of South Burlington’s housing needs data.”

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