The Vermont Statutes Online
COMMERCE AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENTS, DIVISIONS, AND BOARDS
2472. Department of Housing and Community Development
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.
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.
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
(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.)