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HUD grant aims to keep Vermonters in homes

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BARRE, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont community action agency has won a federal grant to help it counsel people to keep them in their homes.

The Central Vermont Community Action Council, Inc. of Barre was awarded $17,500 by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to help residents find housing, and make more informed choices about paying for it.

Among the goals are helping first-time homebuyers avoid unsustainable mortgages.

HUD is awarding more than $38 million nationwide that will directly support housing counseling by state and local agencies.

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