Vermont's distinctive sense of place is tied to its primary land use planning goal: to plan development so as to maintain the historic settlement pattern of compact village and urban centers separated by rural countryside. Through collaboration with our partners the Department works to further these land use goals by developing programs that provide communities with needed tools and resources. Below are some of the programs and guidance that can help communities integrate land use planning with energy, housing, economic development and transportation options.
The Charitable Housing Investment Tax Credit (“HITC”) is an opportunity to support affordable housing in Vermont and reduce your Vermont income taxes.
Visit our homeowner resource page for information about financing, down payment assistance, and mobile home repair loans and services.
Revised Above Ground Storage Tank Rules that went into effect on August 15, 2017 may impact your fuel company's ability to fill your heating fuel tank. See Heating Fuel Tanks below for more information.
Vermont's mobile home parks provide an important source of affordable housing for about seven thousand Vermont households. The Department oversees the State's mobile home park law which was adopted to protect the safety and rights of owners and residents, and administers rules concerning mobile home park leases, rent increases, sale or closure of mobile home parks, and habitability standards, and conducts an annual registration of Vermont mobile home parks. The Department serves as a resource on mobile and manufactured homes and park issues.