§2472. Department of Housing and Community Development

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/03/047/02472
Published: 2015

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Title

03

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Executive






Chapter

047

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COMMERCE AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT






Subchapter

004
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DEPARTMENTS, DIVISIONS, AND BOARDS










 

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2472. Department of Housing and Community Development

(a) The

Department of Housing and Community Development is created within the Agency of

Commerce and Community Development. The Department shall:

(1) Be the

central State agency to coordinate, consolidate, and operate, to the extent

possible, all housing programs enacted hereafter by the General Assembly or

created by executive order of the Governor.

(2) Be the

central State agency for local and regional planning and coordination.

(3) Administer

the Community Development Block Grant Program pursuant to 10 V.S.A. chapter 29.

When awarding municipal planning grants prior to fiscal year 2012, the

Department shall give priority to grants for downtowns, new town centers,

growth centers, and Vermont neighborhoods.

(4) In

partnership with the Division of Historic Preservation, direct, supervise, and

administer the Vermont Downtown Program, and any other program designed to

preserve the continued economic vitality of the State's traditional commercial

districts.

(b) Neither the

Vermont State Housing Authority or the Vermont Housing Finance Agency shall be

considered part of the Department, but shall keep the Department advised of

programs and activities being conducted. (Added 1969, No. 271 (Adj. Sess.), §

8, eff. Jan. 10, 1971; amended 1991, No. 145 (Adj. Sess.), § 3 ; 1995, No. 46, §

25; 1995, No. 190 (Adj. Sess.), § 1(a); 2007, No. 176 (Adj. Sess.), § 22a, eff.

May 28, 2008; 2015, No. 51, § D.2.)
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