Vermont Housing Finance Agency

Laurentide apartment building in Burlington, VT
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Local and state officials joined housing advocates to celebrate the opening of a new affording housing complex in Burlington, Vermont on Monday.

The state of Vermont plans to spend about $37 million to help build or renovate between 550 and 650 affordable homes in the state.

A Vermont agency that helps people that are purchasing homes with their down payment is seeking to extend its program.

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With Vermont homebuyers paying higher closing costs than the national average, the Vermont Housing Finance Agency is launching a new down payment assistance program this week.