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Report Details Housing Challenges Facing Aging Vermont Population

Vermont is graying rapidly, and that demographic fact presents major challenges in housing, supportive services and transportation, according to a new issue paper by the Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA). The new publication, “Housing and the Needs of Vermont’s Aging Population,” is the third in a series of VHFA issue papers on affordable housing issues. The paper details the growing challenge of providing for an aging population in a time of rapidly-rising costs and limited resources. For example, by 2030, nearly one-fourth of Vermont’s population will be 65 or older, and many of those Vermonters will be living on modest incomes even as the costs for necessities like housing, health care and transportation grow. Read more…