The State conducts three major planning activities 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 fair, decent, and affordable housing and to build strong communities.
A five-year Strategic Plan and one-year Action Plans serve as the application for approximately $11 million in annual federal funding and include the state's priorities, objectives, and desired outcomes. This funding supports community and economic development, affordable housing projects, and homeless assistance.
The Housing Needs Assessment is conducted every five years. This study measures the state's housing needs, including gaps in the housing market for renters, homeowners, the elderly, and persons with special needs, and projects how these may change over the next five years. Additionally, this Assessment informs the development of the HUD Consolidated Plan.
A major component of the State’s fair housing initiative is the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing (AI). This study is conducted every five years in connection with the HUD Consolidated Plan and identifies impediments (barriers) to fair housing choice in Vermont and lists possible remedies (actions) the State can take to address them. That State also regularly facilitates fair housing training for municipal officials and other interested parties.
The Housing Budget and Investment Report describes the major State and federal funding sources used for housing development, housing assistance, and subsidies. This report is required by statute and is submitted to Vermont's General Assembly annually.
Administrative rules of the Department of Housing and Community Development for Mobile Home Parks, Mobile Home Park Warranty of Habitability, and the Charitable Housing Investment Tax Credit. Effective July 1, 2016.