By: Leslie Black-Plumeau

The Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development is seeking comments on its application for an $8.5 million HUD PRO (Pathways to Removing Obstacles) Housing award. This award would fund removal of barriers to affordable housing by a consortium of public and non-profit agencies in Vermont.  

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Vermont’s application will encompass proposed activities from a consortium of Vermont agencies. The consortium includes the Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development, Vermont State Housing Authority, City of Burlington, Vermont Housing Finance Agency, Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity and Vermont Association of Planning and Development Agencies.

The PRO Housing award would fund activities such as improving local zoning and land use regulations statewide, pre-development grants to activate in-fill housing development in high resource areas and preserving scarce naturally-occurring affordable apartments through health and safety repairs.    

  • Written comments may be submitted by email to Leslie Black-Plumeau before October 19, 2023.

  • A public hearing will be held on October 19, 2023 at 6 pm at Vermont Housing Finance Agency, 164 St. Paul Street, Burlington, Vermont.  If you speak or sign a language other than English and would like assistance to participate in the hearing, please notify Leslie Black-Plumeau by October 12, 2023.  To participate by Zoom, please register to receive the link.