Housing

Consolidated Plan Citizen Participation

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.

Fair Housing Analysis

Report cover screen shotAnalysis of Impediments

The State of Vermont Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) is a report required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that seeks to identify the various factors that may affect fair housing choice in Vermont and to develop an action plan to overcome them. The AI is conducted every five years in connection with the State's programs funded by HUD.

Downtown and Historic Preservation Conference

The Department of Housing and Community Development presents the Downtown and Historic Preservation Conference on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction. The event is made possible by a partnership with Northern Stage, Preservation Trust of Vermont, and the Town of Hartford.  The conference will highlight White River Junction's successful revival by bringing new housing, businesses, and jobs downtown.

Neighborhood Development Areas

Shelburne, Vermont Neighborhood
Shelburne, Vermont Neighborhood
Since the 1970s the state has promoted development policies and programs that maintain and enhance Vermont’s historic development pattern of compact centers surrounded by a rural landscape.

Directory of Housing Organizations

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"Spring 2017" Edition

(updated 5/31/2017)

Federal and State Housing Agencies, Public Housing Authorities, Community Land Trusts & Housing Development Corporations, Regional Planning Commissions, Regional Development Corporations, Community Action Agencies, Agencies on Aging, Related Housing Organizations, NeighborWorks® Organizations & Homeownership Centers, and Vermont's Congressional Delegation.

Resources And Rules

Vermont has a wide range of programs, protections and resources to ensure the state's housing is safe, decent, and affordable to all. 

Resources for Homeowners

Everything from financing your home, mobile home, or making home repairs, to getting help to stay in your home. 

Resources for Renters and Landlords

Rental and building codes, rights and legal assistance, lead paint information, farm labor housing.

Accessory Dwelling Units

Vermont’s law on equal treatment of housing and town bylaws allows homeowners to add an apartment to their house.

This updated brochure includes information about Residential Building Energy Standards (RBES) and statutory changes allowing municipalities to regulate ADU’s in flood and fluvial erosion hazard areas.

Get color brochure in PDF 

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