Publications

  • To request a printed copy of any article or report, e-mail, or call 802 828-5075. 

    2017 VHCB Annual Report to the General Assembly, January 2018
    2017 Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program Annual Report, January 2018
    2017 VHCB Report on the Rural Economic Development Initiative, January 2018  

    2016 VHCB Annual Report to the General Assembly, January 2017
    2016 Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program Annual Report, January 2017

    Vermont’s Return on Investment in Land Conservation, September 2018. An economic analysis by the Trust for Public Lands found that every $1 invested in land conservation by the state returns $9 in economic value in the form of water quality protection and increased flood resiliency, among other benefits, resulting in millions in  avoided costs. The 9:1 figure is in addition to the $5.5 billion in annual economic activity attributable to Vermont's outdoor recreation industry from spending  by Vermonters and tourists on trail fees, ski passes, hunting and fishing licenses, etc, and trip expenditures at hotels, restaurants, retailers, etc.

    Zero Energy Modular Home - Report by the Center for Rural Studies at UVM, May 2017. Assessment of the market for energy-efficient factory built homes sold in Vermont, provided to the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation and the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board. This research was made possible with support from the High Meadows Fund, a grant-making fund of The Vermont Community Foundation and VLITE, the Vermont Low Income Trust for Electricity.

    Zero Energy Modular Home Program Summary Report, March 2013. A cost benefit analysis of using energy efficient, modular manufactured housing in mobile home parks (fka Manufactured Housing Innovation Project). 

    Reflections on Creating Housing & Conserving Land in VermontSeptember 2017. On the occasion of VHCB's 30th anniversary year, we assembled comments from our many partners reflecting on the value and importance of our work in providing permanent benefits to communities and Vermonters.

    Vermont Roadmap to End Homelessness, December 2016. A report by the Corporation for Supportive Housing highlighting effective and promising practices – such as Vermont’s investments in supportive housing, targeted rental assistance, and Coordinated Assessment – which have already helped drive significant reductions in homelessness in Vermont in the past two years. It also cites and quantifies a serious unmet housing need, and estimates the type, scale and cost of housing investments needed over the next five years to end homelessness.

    Regional Impact - Summary and Maps - Read about highlights of VHCB investments in these areas: 
    Windsor County
    Rutland County
    Hardwick Area

    DIfficult Choices: Housing for Vermont Families, Voices for Vermont's Children, October 2015. This report examines the factors that contribute to Vermont’s affordable housing crisis, the increasing number of low-income families in Vermont that struggle to make ends meet, and the toll that substandard housing and homelessness take on our children and communities. 

    Integrating Food Access and Affordable HousingFebruary 2015. A resource guide by VHCB’s Emerson National Hunger Fellow, Melanie Meisenheimer, to encourage collaboration between affordable housing providers and food systems groups in order to improve access to fresh and locally-grown food for low-income Vermonters.

    Vermont Housing Needs AssessmentOctober 2014. A report conducted every five years that measures the state's housing needs in the areas of homeowner and renter housing, housing for the elderly, and special needs housing. The report is by Patrick Bowen, President and Lead Contact at Bowen National Research.

    2011 Report of the Commission on Financing and Delivery of Affordable Housing and Conservation
    Executive Summary (pdf)
    Final Report (pdf 294 kb)
    Outside link to Appendices

    CVOEO - The Definitive Guide to Renting in Vermont - A guide to landlord-tenant law

    A Roadmap to Housing Energy Affordability: Preserving Vermont's Affordable Rental Housing, March 2011. A report by Andy Shapiro, Energy Balance, Inc, with assistance from Maclay Architects and Stephen Pitkin. Produced by VHCB with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and with assistance from Efficiency Vermont, Housing Vermont and the Vermont Housing Finance Agency.

    Mechanical System Optimization GuideMarch 2011. A report on the design and procurement of mechanical systems for multi-family rental housing by CX Associates, LLC - Produced by VHCB with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and with assistance from Efficiency Vermont, Housing Vermont and the Vermont Housing Finance Agency.

    Roadmap Integration ReportJanuary 2012. By Steven Schenker, AIA, LEED AP. Produced by VHCB with support from the High Meadows Fund and with an oversight committee consisting of Craig Peltier (VHCB), Trevor Parsons (Housing Vermont) and Neil Curtis (Efficiency Vermont).