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State announces outreach meetings for HUD Consolidated Plan

By: Mia Watson on 1/2/2020

The State of Vermont’s Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is inviting the public to attend a series of community outreach meetings around the state to inform its upcoming HUD Consolidated Plan.  

The 5-year HUD Consolidated Plan outlines priorities for over $10 million in funding that Vermont will use for affordable housing and community development from 2020 through 2024. The meetings will allow the public to share their thoughts on local needs for public facilities, job creation, housing and homelessness, which will be incorporated into the plan. 

Meeting schedule:

  • Milton
    • January 23, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 pm
    • Location: Milton Fire Station Community Room, 47 Bombardier Road
  • St. Johnsbury
    • February 19, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 pm
    • Location: St. Johnsbury Welcome Center, 51 Depot Square
  • Castleton
    • February 4, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 pm
    • Castleton Fire Station Community Room, 263 Rte. 30 North
  • Springfield
    • March 9, 2020 from 1:00-3:00 pm
    • Springfield Cinemas 3, 26 Main Street 

DHCD also has an online public survey to receive feedback. DHCD encourages everyone to complete this survey, regardless of whether you are able to attend a public meeting. 

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We have 4,000 new seniors yearly now and a decline in non-seniors—a need for 15,000 units of 30% income max rental assistance units on top of exclusively 13,000 federal, a program with little growth for over a decade. Of 4,000 new seniors in 2020, about 800 are to be poverty/near poverty incomes. Perhaps VT/BTV could allocate their first unit of 30% income max rent assistance to needy household, prisoner who cannot be Fred because of no housing.

We know rents are far cheaper in Plattsburgh....$500 less per month for 1 br... Do a case study to show why, the components of the difference. We know how rents in BTV got inflated over the past 3 decades—primarily UVM expanding with that expansion primarily out of state students, about 70% out of staters today. The problem of BTV high rents has been self inflicted! Start to unwind those increases, set a strategy.

We have 4,000 new seniors yearly now and a decline in non-seniors—a need for 15,000 units of 30% income max rental assistance units on top of exclusively 13,000 federal, a program with little growth for over a decade. Of 4,000 new seniors in 2020, about 800 are to be poverty/near poverty incomes. Perhaps VT/BTV could allocate their first unit of 30% income max rent assistance to needy household, prisoner who cannot be Fred because of no housing.

We know rents are far cheaper in Plattsburgh....$500 less per month for 1 br... Do a case study to show why, the components of the difference. We know how rents in BTV got inflated over the past 3 decades—primarily UVM expanding with that expansion primarily out of state students, about 70% out of staters today. The problem of BTV high rents has been self inflicted! Start to unwind those increases, set a strategy.

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