The Department (DHCD) uses a variety of public input methods in developing the five-year Consolidated Plan Strategic Plan and annual Action Plans (AAP's) to ensure that all Vermonters have an opportunity to participate in planning how the State spends its housing and community development resources. These are guided by the Department's citizen participation plan which outlines the steps the Department takes when developing or making a substantial amendment to the Consolidated Plan.
This is where you can find information on participating in the Consolidated Planning process by attending a public hearing and/or submitting written comments. Notes from the public hearings and advisory board meetings will also be posted here.
2020 - 2024 Consolidated Plan
The 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and related AAPs are posted on the Consolidated Plan page.
2023 Action Plan
Written comments were due by May 3, 2023 and are now closed. Please see below for notes from the public hearings and advisory board meetings.
2022 Action Plan
Notes from the public hearings and advisory board meetings conducted for the 2022 Action Plan.
2021 Action Plan
Notes from the public hearings and advisory board meetings conducted for the 2021 Action Plan.
Notes from our four community outreach meetings that were held before developing the 2020-2024 plan.
- Milton – January 23, 2020
- Castleton – February 4, 2020
- St. Johnsbury – February 19, 2020
- Springfield – March 9, 2020
Notes and information from the public hearings conducted for the 2020 - 2024 Consolidated Plan.
- January 31, 2020 Hearing Notes
- April 13, 2020 Hearing Notes
- Program overview slides
- Quickguide CDBG-CV disease response fund eligibility
Consolidated Plan Online Survey
The Department conducted an online survey from September 9, 2019 to April 30, 2020 and received more than 300 responses.
Consolidated Plan Advisory Board
The Advisory Board assists the Department in getting input from a wide range of Vermonters to ensure that the views of low and moderate income people, people living in slum and blighted areas and in areas where CDBG, HOME and ESG funds are used have been included in the plan. Its members include representatives of affordable housing developers, agencies for the homeless and persons with disabilities, tenant rights groups, public housing agencies, faith-based groups, seniors, and regional planning and economic development organizations.
Advisory Board Member List (2023)