Strong communities are built and maintained through partnerships. Partners share responsibilities, bring resources to the table and contribute to better outcomes.  The partners listed below represent key interests likely to be involved in any community development effort and can help you or your community in your land use planning and community development efforts.

Vermont’s 11 Regional Planning Commissions (VAPDA) provide municipalities in each region with a wide range of planning services, training and assistance on topics that range from emergency planning and resilient communities to affordable housing, transportation options and downtown redevelopment.

The Vermont League of Cities and Towns (VLCT) serves local government officials with a range of services from legal opinions, to education and training, to insurance.

Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) works with local officials, developers, non-profit organizations, political leaders and businesses to promote land use policies that allow growth while protecting the state’s distinctive landscape.

Preservation Trust of Vermont (PTV) provides grants and technical assistance to stimulate and assist local and statewide efforts to preserve and use Vermont's rich collection of historic, architectural, cultural and community resources.

Vermont Law School has students interested in internships for credit working on community land use issues.

Vermont Planners Association is a member-based organization of professional and citizen planners that is dedicated to advancing the art and science of planning in Vermont and supporting the planning profession in Vermont through training opportunities and its member list serve.  

Vermont Housing Conservation Board  supports Vermont's economic vitality and quality of life by creating  and funding affordable housing  and conserving and protecting our natural resources and historic landscape.

Vermont Housing Finance Agency works to finance and promote affordable, safe and decent housing opportunities for low- and moderate – income Vermonters. 

Vermont Community Development Association an organization of individuals from the private, non-profit and public sectors working together on community development issues of importance to Vermonters. 

Directory of Housing Organizations  updated each year by the Department this list may be helpful in finding related organizations. 

Contact Us

Josh Hanford, Commissioner
Department of Housing & Community Development

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

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