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.


Governor Hunt House & Community Center News (Sept. 2020)

Vernon has a Community Center!

At its July 16 meeting, the Friends of Vernon Center (FVC) Board of Directors unanimously decided to name the historic building with the newer addition on Governor Hunt Road: the Governor Hunt House & Community Center.

“Entergy gave the Friends of Vernon Center the Governor Hunt House and adjacent property this year. Our decision to rename the property the Governor Hunt House & Community Center celebrates its historic significance as well as its value to the residents of Vernon. We look forward to opening it to the public in 2021,” said Martin Langeveld, chair of the FVC Board.

Getting Ready: In mid-August, Jean Carr, Kathy Korb, Chad Mulverhill,  Tom Rappaport, Sandra Rulewich, and Bronna Zlochiver of the Friends of Vernon Center Program and Building and Grounds Committees met to start preparing the Governor Hunt House & Community Center for future rentals.

While we know we have lots of work to do to get the Governor Hunt House & Community Center ready for future use, we will begin that work in early September. Our goal is to be open for events such as family reunions, game nights, craft nights, holiday parties, celebrations of all kinds, meetings, trainings, presentations, and the like in the Spring of 2021. We look forward to welcoming you.