The Department uses a variety of methods to include Vermont citizens in developing the five-year Consolidated Plan Strategic Plan and annual Action Plans to ensure that all Vermonters have an opportunity to participate in planning how the State spends its housing and community development resources. These are guided by the Department's Citizen Participation Plan which was adopted in 2005 and outlines the steps the Department takes when developing or making a substantial amendment to the Consolidated Plan.
2017 Action Plan
The Annual Action Plan and Vermont National Housing Trust Fund Allocation Plan for the program year July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018 are available on the Consolidated Plan page.
2016 Action Plan
2015 -2019 Consolidated Plan and 2015 Action Plan
Community Outreach Documents
Process, online survey results, and detailed notes from all seven community outreach meetings
Community Outreach Meetings Summary
(Does not include detailed notes from the individual meetings)
Written comments and the Department's responses are summarized in the Plan.
Citizen Advisory Group
The Citizen Advisory Group assists the Department in stimulating involvement from a wide range of Vermonters to ensure that the views of low and moderate income people, people living in slum and blighted areas and in areas where CDBG, HOME and ESG funds are used have been included in the Plan. Its members include representation from affordable housing developers, agencies for the homeless and persons with disabilities, public housing tenants, faith-based groups, seniors, and economic development and other non-housing community development needs.