Vermont seeking comment about Hud Programs: Each year the State of Vermont - Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Agency of Human Services and Vermont Housing and Conservation Board receives funding for HUD programs through the Consolidated Plan or Annual Plan update process which identifies priorities based on needs from the housing needs assessment, market analysis, citizen and stakeholder input.  At the end of the program year the state is required to report on the performance outcomes outlined from those plans in their Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).  They have completed the FY22 Program Year DRAFT CAPER which includes the outcomes for the following programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) Housing Trust Fund (HTF) Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG); and Community Development Block Grant CARES Act (CDBG-CV) Emergency Solutions Grant Program CARES Act (ESG-CV).   As a representative for a unit of general local government, please share the attached notice with your local residents including minorities,The state is seeking comments by September 27, 2023.


A reminder to complete your Census information

From Vernon’s town administrator, Maggie Rai Tuck-Sauer:

Vernon is really rocking the Census response this year! We are now at 74%, which is remarkable.

There is still time to get our numbers up even higher. As you all know, the Census greatly impacts funding for education, highways, etc. The Census is attributing part of the lagging responses to potential rental property and second home situations, college students, or single parents. If you know anyone in town that meets any of these criteria, please share this information. This information will help explain how to properly complete the Census information online, by phone, or by mail. If the information is not recorded correctly, the information is not counted.

Just as we might remind a neighbor to turn their clocks back/forward in the Fall/Spring, we can help by reminding everyone to complete the Census now.