VT Consolidated Plan Citizen Participation Survey & Meetings

The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is preparing a new five-year Consolidated Plan for 2015-2020 as required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Vermont’s Consolidated Plan guides the investment of more than $10 million that is received annually for three grant programs:

Community Development Block Grants (CDBG)
HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME)
Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG)

This money typically leverages at least another $10 million in other public and private funds. In recent years, the priority for Vermont’s plan has been to direct resources toward economic development and housing activities.

They are inviting the public and interested parties to participate in a series of regional meetings and to complete an electronic survey. Your participation will help them learn about the needs and interests in the areas of economic, housing and community development.

Citizen Participation Meetings will be held on:

Wednesday, December 17th
West Rutland, VT
West Rutland Town Hall, 35 Marble Street
4:00pm – 6:00pm

Thursday, December 18th
St. Albans, VT
City Council Chambers, 100 North Main Street
4:00pm – 6:00pm

Monday, January 5th
Bristol, VT
Holley Hall, 1 South Street
5:30pm – 7:30pm

Wednesday, January 7th
St. Johnsbury, VT
Black Box Theater St. Johnsbury Academy, 1000 Main Street

Tuesday, January 13th
Bennington, VT
Bennington Fire Station – Third Floor Meeting Room, 130 River Street
4:00pm – 6:00pm

Thursday, January 15th
Bellows Falls, VT
The Lower Theater – Bellows Falls Opera House, 7 The Square
3:00pm – 5:00pm

Friday, January 16th
Randolph, VT
Chandler Music Hall – Upper Gallery, 71-73 Main Street
Noon – 2:00pm

All meeting locations are wheelchair accessible. If you need special accommodations or have any questions about the meetings, please contact Arthur Hamlin at 828-3749 or Shaun Gilpin at 828-1346.

To complete the survey click here.