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
A new 5-year Consolidated Plan Strategic Plan for the period 2020-2024 will be developed for the period commencing July 1, 2020. DHCD is scheduling a series of four community outreach meetings in locations around the state to get your input before developing the new plan:
- Milton – January 23, 2020 - Fire Station Community Room; 5:00-7:00 pm
Castleton – February 4, 2020 - Castleton Fire Station Community Room; 5:00-7:00 pm
- St. Johnsbury – February 19, 2020 – St. Johnsbury Welcome Center; 5:00-7:00 pm
- Springfield – March 9, 2020 - Springfield Cinema; 1:00-3:00 pm
In addition, the Department will conduct a Public Hearing at 3:30 PM on January 31, 2020 at its offices in Montpelier. More details here.
Consolidated Plan Online Survey
Whether you can attend a meeting or not, please take our survey today to tell us about your community’s needs in the areas of public facilities and services, job creation, housing, homelessness, and fair housing. The survey should take about 12-15 minutes. Please answer all questions. Thanks!
Take the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HMSFX5Y
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)