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Consolidated Plan Citizen Participation

Meeting PhotoThe 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.

April 3, 2023 Public Hearing

April 3, 2023 Advisory Board

February 10, 2023 Advisory Board

February 10, 2023 Public Hearing 

2022 Action Plan

Notes from the public hearings and advisory board meetings conducted for the 2022 Action Plan.

February 14, 2022 Advisory Board 

February 14, 2022 Public Hearing

April 8, 2022 Public Hearing

April 8, 2022 Advisory Board 

2021 Action Plan 

Notes from the public hearings and advisory board meetings conducted for the 2021 Action Plan. 

February 8, 2021 Public Hearing 

April 5, 2021 Public Hearing 

February 8, 2021 Advisory Board 

Outreach Meetings

Notes from our four community outreach meetings that were held before developing the 2020-2024 plan.

Public Hearings

Notes and information from the public hearings conducted for the 2020 - 2024 Consolidated Plan.

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)