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Public Hearing on Proposed HUD Consolidated Plan – 2014 Action Plan

Posted March 13, 2014

The State of Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) will conduct a public hearing to receive comments on its proposed HUD Consolidated Plan 2014 Action Plan on Friday, March 28, 2014 from 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM in the Calvin Coolidge room, at One National Life Drive, Deane C. Davis Building, sixth floor, Montpelier, Vermont.

The plan constitutes the State’s application for, and outlines priorities for use of approximately $10 million in Federal funding provided annually to the State for the Community Development Block Grants (CBDG), Home Investment Partnerships (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA). The goals of the plan are to provide decent housing, assure a suitable living environment, and expand economic opportunities for Vermont’s citizens.

Written comments on the proposed plan will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 and should be addressed to:

Arthur Hamlin, Housing Program Coordinator, Department of Housing & Community Development, One National Life Drive, Deane C. Davis Building, sixth floor, Montpelier, VT  05620-0501, or emailed to

The proposed plan is available on the ACCD website at and upon request from the DHCD located at the address above during regular business hours.

The hearing room is handicapped accessible. Accommodations for persons with disabilities, and interpreters to meet the needs of non-english speaking persons will be made available upon request. Requests should be directed to Arthur Hamlin at (802) 828-3211; TTY#1-800-253-0191, or in writing to the address above by Monday, March 24, 2014.

The draft 2014 Action Plan and more information can be found online here.


2013 Downtown & Historic Preservation Conference

Posted May 28, 2013

The Department of Housing and Community Development Preservation Trust of Vermont presents the 2013 Downtown & Historic Preservation Conference! Join professionals in downtown revitalization, historic preservation, planning, tourism and economic development to network and learn. The keynote speaker will be David Feehan, an expert in downtown revitalization.

When: Friday, June 7, 2013/9:00am – 4:00pm
Where: The Barre Opera House, Downtown Barre, VT

See Conference Website for Full Agenda
Register Today 


SAVE THE DATE: Vermont Economic Development Summit

Posted March 12, 2013

Please participate in this important kick-off to the creation of a statewide economic development strategy! Make your voice heard by participating in this gathering of Vermont’s leading business minds for a day of panel discussions and breakout sessions on the opportunities and challenges of doing business in Vermont. Sponsored by Green Mountain Power and Vermont Agency of Commerce & Community Development. 

When: Monday, June 3, 2013, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Where: Paramount Theatre, Rutland, VT



Sen. Leahy, Gov. Shumlin Announce Agreement and Funding for the Redevelopment of a State Office Complex Building for Affordable Housing

Posted February 17, 2013

The Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) awarded $950,000 to fund the redevelopment of the Vermont State Office Complex’s Ladd Hall into affordable housing. The announcement was made last Friday, February 15, by U.S Senator Patrick Leahy and Governor Peter Shumlin. Funding for the project comes from the over $20 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery funds that the ACCD received through HUD following Tropical Storm Irene. CDBG grants were awarded to five additional Vermont communities. These grants will fund affordable housing and community-strengthening initiatives across the state, and total over $1 million.

View PDF of Full Press Release

View Descriptions of CDBG Grants