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 $10.5 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.
2020-2024 Consolidated Plan
In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Department of Housing and Urban Development has been updating guidance on how resources made available through the federal CARES Act should be incorporated into Fiscal Year 2019 and 2020 Plans. The State's 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and 2020 Action Plan and CARES Act Amendment for the 2019 Plan are available below.
2020-2024 Consolidated Plan (APPROVED)
Public comments on the draft 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan as of 3/31/2020 were accepted through April 30. You are invited to visit the Citizen Participation Page to view notes from our community outreach meetings and public hearings, and results from the online survey.
2015-2019 Consolidated Plan
Program Year 2019
This is where you can find information about the State's 2019 Annual Action Plan for the program year July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.
The State will receive $2,031,600 in CDBG-CV2 funds and $4,424,450 in ESG-CV2 funds from HUD to assist with the COVID 19 pandemic. The DRAFT CARES Act 2nd Amendment for 2019 Action Plan indicates how the State intends on utilizing the funding. DHCD will be accepting written comments to the 2nd Amendment but they must be received by August 5, 2020 no later than 4:30pm at the DHCD, 1 National Life Drive, Montpelier, VT 05620-0501, ATTN: Cindy Blondin, or e-mail comments to Cindy.Blondin@vermont.gov.
The State received $4,256,840 in CDBG-CV1 funds and $2,334,607 in ESG-CV1 funds from HUD to assist with the COVID 19 pandemic. The CARES Act 1st Amendment for 2019 Action Plan indicates how the State intends on utilizing the funding.
Vermont's allocations for 2019 are; $6,920,250 for CDBG; $3,005,732 for HOME; $650,838 for ESG; and $3 million from the HTF. The Department estimates using 50 percent of CDBG funds for affordable housing, 25 percent for job creation and retention, and 25 percent for public facilities and services. VCDP program changes adopted this year 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
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
2010-2014 Consolidated 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)
Program Year 2010
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.