Three major planning activities are conducted by the State in connection with its receipt of federal funding for housing and community development activities. These plans are developed with public input and further the State’s goals to provide decent, affordable housing, and build strong communities.
An annual plan that serves as the application for approximately $10 million in federal funding for community and economic development and housing projects, and homeless assistance, and includes the state's priorities, objectives and desired outcomes for those funds.
A report conducted every five years measuring the state's housing needs and gaps in the areas of homeowner and renter housing, housing for the elderly, and special needs housing and projecting how these may change over a five-year period. The current report for the period 2015-2020 includes statewide data and individual reports for all 14 counties. The Housing Needs Assessment is used in developing the HUD Consolidated Plan.
The Department of Housing and Community Development annually submits a report on the uses of State and Federal funds exceeding $50,000 awarded or appropriated for housing development and housing assistance and subsidies. Additionally, the Report includes an Investment Plan which considers areas of the state that face the greatest housing shortages and describes planned investments in single-family housing, mobile homes, multi-family housing, housing for persons experiencing homelessness, housing for persons with special needs that maximize the use of available State and fedeeral resources.
The state’s fair housing activities includes a study conducted every five years in connection with the HUD Consolidated Plan that identifies impediments (barriers) to fair housing choice in Vermont and lists possible remedies (actions) the State can take to address them. In addition, the state facilitates fair housing training for municipal officials.
Administrative rules of the Department of Housing and Community Development for Mobile Home Parks, Mobile Home Park Warranty of Habitability, and the Charitable Housing Investment Tax Credit. Effective July 1, 2016.