Events, Training and Workshops

Events, Trainings, and Workshops

Fair Housing Workshops

Removing Barriers to Strengthen Communities: Affordable Housing and Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing at the Local Level.

The training schedule for 2018 is pending and will be posted when complete - please visit this page again for updates, or contact Shaun Gilpin at the number or e-mail below.


To register call Shaun Gilpin, Dept. of Housing and Community Development, 802-828-1346, or email and put “AFFH Training” in the subject line.

This workshop is designed to provide relevant information to municipal officials, realtors, lenders, affordable housing developers and property managers, this workshop will:

  • Provide an introduction to Vermont and federal fair housing laws;
  • Discuss the current barriers to fair housing choice in Vermont;
  • Examine the legal requirements impacting municipal zoning practices;
  • Review tools that enable municipalities to comply with those requirements; and
  • Explore planning concepts that encourage development of affordable housing. 

All municipalities receiving community development grants from the Vermont Community Development Program must complete a Fair Housing Training as a condition of funding. Any municipality dealing with issues such as affordable housing, group homes, residential care facilities, requests for accessibility modifications, or seeking VCDP funding, cannot afford to miss this workshop.

All Fair Housing Trainings are free and open to the public.

Contact Us

Shaun Gilpin, Housing Policy Specialist

One National Life Drive
Deane C. Davis Building, 6th Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620-0501