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Public Hearing – 2013 Action Plan for HUD Consolidated Plan

Posted January 29, 2013

The State of Vermont’s Department of Economic, Housing and Community Development will conduct a public hearing in preparation of developing its 2013 Action Plan for the HUD Consolidated Plan for 2010-2015, to hear views about the State’s housing and community development needs, including priority non-housing community development needs and development of proposed activities, and review past performance related to its HUD Consolidated Plan. 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), and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG).  The goals of the plan are to provide decent housing, assure a suitable living environment, and expand economic opportunities for Vermont’s citizens. The State’s Consolidated Plan is available on the Department’s website.

When: Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: Calvin Coolidge Room, Davis Building, 1 National Life Drive, Montpelier – sixth floor. 

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 Arthur Hamlin, Housing Program Coordinator, Vermont DEHCD, 1 National Life Drive, 6th Floor, Montpelier, VT  05620 by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday February 5, 2013.

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Training Opportunity: Davis-Bacon Boot Camp

Posted January 4, 2013

Reposted from the Department of Economic, Housing and Community Development.

The Davis-Bacon Act and Labor Compliance Principles “Boot Camp” training has been developed for people who have Davis-Bacon responsibilities under the CDBG, Disaster Recovery and HOME Programs. This workshop combines a Basic Training morning session that assumes the learner has little or no formal experience with an afternoon Labor Standards “201” training program which is more “hands-on” with plenty of word problems and exercises to keep people interested in the subject matter. In preparation, you will want to bring a calculator with you.

The training will be presented by Bill Pickett, HUD’s Regional Labor Relations Officer from the Boston HUD office.

Topics on the workshop agenda include: HUD Labor Relations Streamlining, Local Agency Responsibilities, the Davis-Bacon Act and Federal Labor Standards, Applicability Issues under the Davis-Bacon Act, Agency Compliance Monitoring, Certified Payroll Reviews, Reporting Requirements.

When: Tuesday, February 12, 2013
9:00 AM to 9:15 AM   (Introduction)
9:15 AM to 3:30 PM    (Workshop)

Where: St Leo’s Hall
109 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05676

Registration deadline is February 5, 2013.

CLICK HERE to register for the workshop. 

If you have any questions about the workshop, please contact Ray Marzbani at 828-5226 or via email at




Vermont Community Development Association Announces Fall Conference & Annual Meeting

Posted September 18, 2012

Please join the Vermont Community Development Association (VCDA) at this year’s Fall Conference & Annual Meeting on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from 9:00am – 3:00pm.This focus of this year’s conference is Health Care: A Driver of Economic Opportunity. There will be panel discussions held on health care exchange, technology, and business opportunities, as well as discussions about investments for economic development.

The Conference & Annual Meeting will be held at the Vermont State House, Room 11, Montpelier, VT.

PDF of Invitation Letter

PDF of Registration Form

Registration deadline is October 11.

Please contact Theresa Bachand at VLCT for more information at (802) 229-9111,