The Department (DHCD) uses a variety of public input methods in developing the five-year Consolidated Plan Strategic Plan and annual Action Plans 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. The current plan covers the period 2015-2019 including program year July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020.
2020 Consolidated Plan The DRAFT 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan for the period commencing July 1, 2020 is posted on the Consolidated Plan page. Written comments were accepted through April 30, 2020.
DHCD held a series of four community outreach meetings in locations around the state before developing the new plan:
- Milton – January 23, 2020
Castleton – February 4, 2020
- St. Johnsbury – February 19, 2020
- Springfield – March 9, 2020
The Department conducted a Public Hearing on January 31, 2020.
The Department conducted a virtual Public Hearing on April 13, 2020.
Consolidated Plan Online Survey
The Department also conducted an online survey from September 9, 2019 to April 30, 2020 and received more than 300 responses.
2019 Action Plan
2018 Action Plan
2017 Action Plan
2016 Action Plan
2015 -2019 Consolidated Plan and 2015 Action Plan
Community Outreach Documents
Process, online survey results, and detailed notes from all seven community outreach meetings
Community Outreach Meetings Summary
(Does not include detailed notes from the individual meetings)
Written comments and the Department's responses are summarized in the Plan.
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 (2020)