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Planning

National grants promote artistic community development

Stakeholders identify new paths for Vermont’s General Assistance Housing Program

The Vermont Department for Children and Families recently synthesized input from a variety of stakeholders, including VHFA Policy and Planning Manager Maura Collins, as a first step in an effort to re-envision the temporary housing component of the General Assistan

Plan for ending homelessness in Vermont drafted

The Vermont Council on Homelessness has been working on writing a new Plan to End Homelessness and just released a draft for public comment.

Assistance available through EPA’s Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program

EPA's Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities program will be offering free technical assistance to communities interested in implementing smart growth approaches.

Your input needed for survey on the Vermont Downtown Program

To help guide its re-evaluation of the Vermont “Downtown Program” (including the new town centers, growth centers, and Vermont neighborhood designations), the Vermont Department of Economic, Housing and Community Development (DEHCD) would like your i

Congress Keeps American Community Survey Intact For Now

The continuing resolution passed by the U.S.

Help identify strategies for improving housing in Chittenden County

The ECOS (Environment. Community. Opportunity. Sustainability) project has moved into the  implementation phase of its work.  Come meet with others interested in identifying the strategies that will best improve the county's most pressing housing challenges.  

Building a more resilient Vermont one year after Irene

A year ago since Tropical Storm Irene, Vermonters are coming to terms with the fact that extreme weather events will undoubtedly become more frequent.  In response, the Institute for Sustainable Communities, a Montpelier-based nonprofit, is lau

New VT fire and building safety codes proposed

Vermont's Division of Fire Safety has issued the proposed 2012 Vermont Fire and Building Safety Code

$280,000 in ECOS project grants available for Chittenden County sustainability efforts

The Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, on behalf of the ECOS Steering Committee, is requesting proposals for projects that will progress the goals and criteria of the ECOS Project.

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