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Vermont Economic Resiliency Initiative (VERI)

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Bethel, Vermont
Vermont’s hard-won experience from flooding taught a key lesson – no individual, business, organization, town or state agency can reduce flood vulnerabilities alone. Projects like the Vermont Economic Resiliency Initiative (VERI) and other studies and related initiatives deepened partnerships and identified new opportunities advance an integrated, long-term strategy to:

Municipal Planning Manual

The purpose of this manual is to provide a guide for municipal planning commissions in fulfilling their role and responsibilities as set forth in 24 V.S.A. Chapter 117, the Municipal and Regional Planning and Development Act. A major role of the municipal planning commission is to develop the municipal plan. The Planning Manual provides information that will help the planning commission with this complex task, from designing the planning program to adopting the plan.

Planning Your Town’s Future

Vermont's distinctive sense of place is tied to its primary land use planning goal: to plan development so as to maintain the historic settlement pattern of compact village and urban centers separated by rural countryside. Through collaboration with our partners the Department works to further these land use goals by developing programs that provide communities with needed tools and resources. Below are some of the programs and guidance that can help communities integrate land use planning with energy, housing, economic development and transportation options. 

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.

Housing Division Rules

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For easy reference, the key statutes, rules and regulations, and recent legislation that govern mobile homes and mobile home parks can be accessed below.  Rules for the charitable housing tax credit administered by DHCD are also provided.

Housing Division Rules

These Rules are effective July 1, 2016. 

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State Plans, Data and Rules

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.

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