Vermont Housing Needs Assessment

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2015-2020 Vermont Housing Needs Assessment

In 2014, the Department selected the firm Bowen National Research to conduct a Vermont Housing Needs Assessment for the purposes of informing the State’s 5-Year Consolidated Plan for 2015-2019 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 four federal entitlement grant programs: Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA).  Vermont is a recipient of CDBG, HOME, and ESG funds.

In addition to the statewide analysis, Bowen's report included county level housing needs assessments which was made possible 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 County
Bennington County
Caledonia County
Chittenden County
Essex County
Franklin County
Grand Isle County
Lamoille County
Orange County
Orleans County
Rutland County
Washington County
Windham County
Windsor County


A - Sources
B - Consolidated Plan Tables
C - Stakeholder Interview Instrument
D - Glossary
E - Qualifications

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2010 Vermont Housing Needs Assessment

A previous statewide housing needs assessment was completed in 2009 In preparation for the 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan. DHCD contracted with the Vermont Housing Finance Agency to conduct this study which was funded by VHCB, VSHA, AHS, VHFA and DHCD.

01 - Highlights (Executive Summary) (1.5 MB) 
02 - Demographics (2.2 MB) 
03 - Housing Stock (2.3 MB)
04 - Homeowner Housing (2.2 MB) 
05 - Renter Housing (2.4 MB) 
06 - Elderly Housing (2.0 MB) 
07 - Special Needs (1.9 MB) 
08 - Race (2.2 MB) 

Appendix 1 - Methodology and Data Sources (1.6 MB) 
Appendix 2 - HUD Table 1 Housing, Homeless, and Special Needs Populations 

Complete Report (68 pp. - 4.0 MB) 

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