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Vermont HOME Act of 2023, Act 47 (S.100)


Governor Phil Scott signed the Housing Opportunities Made for Everyone (HOME) Act on June 5, 2023. This Act amends the Planning & Development statute, Act 250, and other laws to enable new opportunities for housing development within state, regional, and local planning and development regulations.

As Enacted

No. 47. An act relating to housing opportunities made for everyone.

(The effective dates of this Act have been amended by subsequent legislation; please refer to the memo on H.171 linked below)

Legislative Record

S. 100's General Assembly Page

Summary of the Act by the Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD)

DHCD's Preliminary Summary of Act 47 (S. 100), version 2 (June 28, 2023)

H.171, 2023 Veto Session Legislation – Effective Date Amendments to Act 47 (S.100, 2023), (June 16, 2023)

DHCD's Preliminary Summary of Act 47 (S. 100), version 1 (June 15, 2023)


Funding Assistance for Bylaw Modernization

Currently, fifty-six municipalities in Vermont have received Bylaw Modernization Grants from the Department to expand housing opportunities.

The Department expects that the final Budget Act will provide additional funding for new and revised bylaws through the Municipal Planning Grant and Bylaw Modernization Grant programs. The Department aims to announce these funding programs later this summer.

Technical Assistance for Bylaw Amendments

Vermont’s eleven Regional Planning Commissions strengthen the capabilities of municipalities. Regional Planning Commission staff is skilled at advising on project work plans, budgets and other forms of direct technical assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Provisional FAQ Dated August 14, 2023

To be updated on a rolling basis throughout the summer

Municipal Guidance

To be issued later this summer

Press Resources

Governor Phil Scott’s Press Release

Public Square by CNU: Vermont Adopts Historic Housing Reform