Vermont Housing Needs Assessment

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2020-2025 Vermont Housing Needs Assessment

In 2019 the Department of Housing and Community Development contracted with the Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) to conduct the Vermont Housing Needs Assessment which was used to inform the State’s 5-Year Consolidated Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and other statewide and county housing and policy decisions. The Consolidated Plan is a requirement of HUD and combines information on several federal entitlement grant programs: Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), the National Housing Trust Fund (HTF) and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA). Vermont is a recipient of CDBG, HOME, HTF, and ESG funds. 

In addition to the written report, VHFA hosts and regularly updates the included data and other indicators on the Community Profile section of as a resource for anyone interested in the demographic makeup, housing needs, and economic indicators for communities and regions around Vermont. 

Below you can find the full 2020 Housing Needs Assessment, including county-level indicators, and "Fact Sheets" for each chapter of the report that pulls out the major takeaways and interesting findings. 

2020 Vermont Housing Needs Assessment (5.0 MB)

Fact Sheet #1: Highlights
Fact Sheet #2: Demographics
Fact Sheet #3: Housing Stock
Fact Sheet #4: Renters
Fact Sheet #5: Homeowners
Fact Sheet #6: Seniors
Fact Sheet #7: Large and Small Households
Fact Sheet #8: Race and Ethnicity
Fact Sheet #9: Special Households
Fact Sheet #10: Homelessness

2015-2020 Vermont Housing Needs Assessment

For reference, the previous statewide Housing Needs Assessment conducted by the firm Bowen National Research in 2014 for the 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan is provided below:

In addition to the statewide analysis, Bowen's report included county level housing needs assessments for the first time through funding provided by Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission, the Vermont Agency of Human Services, the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, Housing Vermont, the Vermont State Housing Authority, and the NeighborWorks® Alliance of Vermont. 

Statewide Vermont Housing Needs Assessment (4.7 MB) 

County reports: Addison, Bennington, Caledonia, Chittenden, Essex, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille, Orange, Orleans, Rutland, Washington, Windham, Windsor


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