Information about Vermont's housing and community development priorities can be found in the HUD Consolidated Plan. The plan constitutes the State's application for approximately $10 million provided annually to the state by HUD's Office of Community Planning and Development for the Community Development Block Grants (CBDG), Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), and $3 million from the National Housing Trust Fund (HTF). The plan covers a five-year period and is updated annually.
The priority needs identified in the plan are based on an extensive housing needs assessment, market analysis, and citizen and stakeholder input. The plan establishes goals for meeting these needs over a five-year period that reflect anticipated resources and past performance. Each goal is accompanied by an estimate of resources that will be used to meet it as well as outcome indicators that will be used to evaluate the State’s performance.
Program Year 2019
2019 is the last year of the five-year Consolidated Plan for the period 2015 - 2019. The draft Plan outlines the proposed funding allocations and goals for the program year July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. Proposed changes in the VCDP program include:
- Setting aside CDBG funds for Scattered-site Housing Revolving Loan Funds
- Reducing the match requirements for most CDBG grants to 10%
- Increasing the maximum Access Modification grant award to $100,000
Draft 2019 Annual Action Plan (published March 27, 2019)
Written comments on the draft plan will be accepted until May 10, 2019 and should be addressed to: Arthur Hamlin, Housing Program Coordinator, 1 National Life Drive, Davis Building, 6th Floor, Montpelier, VT 05620-0501 or emailed to email@example.com.
Program Year 2018
This is where you can find information about the State's 2018 Action Plan for the period July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.
Vermont's allocations for 2018 are; $6,892,861 for CDBG; $3,008,138 for HOME; $628,663 for ESG; and $3 million from the HTF. The Department estimates using 60 percent of CDBG funds for affordable housing, 25 percent for job creation and retention, and 15 percent for public facilities and services.
Changes in the 2018 plan:
- Expands the Advisory Board to include Champlain Housing Trust, CVOEO, and Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission
- Increases the goal for the number of housing units supported with CDBG by 5%
- Includes language encouraging applications for multi-goal projects or which address more than one priority need
- Increases the public facility maximum grant from $300,000 to $500,000
Reduces the number of VCDP board meetings from 4 to 3
Program Year 2017
Vermont allocations for 2017 were $6,282,652 for CDBG; 3,016,971 for HOME; $635,751 for ESG, and $3 million from the HTF.
Program Year 2016
Vermont's allocations for 2016 were $6,418,887 for CDBG; $3,023,348 for HOME; and $636,450 for ESG. In addition, the state received $3 million from the HTF.
Program Year 2015
2015-2019 Consolidated Plan and 2015 Action Plan
Program Year 2014
2014 Action Plan (0.8 MB)
Program Year 2013
2013 Action Plan (1 MB)
Program Year 2012
2012 Action Plan (1.6 MB)
Program Year 2011
2011 Action Plan (1.1 MB)
2010-2014 Consolidated Plan Strategic Plan and 2010 Action Plan
2010-2014 HUD Consolidated Plan and 2010 Action Plan (2.52 MB)
(Excludes Appendix D Results of the Online Survey available below)
Appendix D - Online Survey Results (1.3 MB)
City of Burlington
The City of Burlington receives its own CDBG and HOME grants from HUD. For information on Burlington's Consolidated Plan please visit the Burlington Community and Economic Development Office.