Community & Economic Development Office (CEDO)
The Community and Economic Development Office (CEDO) is a department of the City of Burlington. We work with the community to foster economic vitality; preserve and enhance neighborhoods, quality of life and the environment; and promote equity and opportunity for all residents of Burlington.
CEDO Staff E-Mail Addresses Have Changed: The domain "@ci.burlington.vt.us" has been closed. The new domain is "@burlingtonvt.gov." Visit our Staff Directory for a complete list of current e-mail addresses.
Request for Comment on Draft Housing Action Plan: CEDO created this draft Plan based on the findings of the May 2014 Downtown Housing Strategy Report, along with public input gained since the report was issued. The City Council Community Development & Neighborhood Revitalization Committee (CDNR) has held several meetings dedicated to discussing the draft plan and and co-sponsored a public forum on October 7 with CEDO and Mayor Weinberger. Please send comments and/or questions on the Draft Housing Action Plan to Brian Pine at email@example.com by October 31, 2014. The CDNR will consider a revised version based on comments received by Mayor Weinberger and the public on November 20, 2014 (location TBA).
Burlington Lead Program Awarded $3.4 Million Grant: On September 30, the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development announced grant awards under the federal fiscal year 2014 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). Burlington was awarded a $3.4 million grant as one of 20 communities under the Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control grant program. We understand that HUD received 16 applications from among the 6 New England states and only 6 were selected for funding. These funds will allow the Burlington Lead Program to address lead-based paint hazards and other substandard housing conditions in 160 units over the next 3 years. For more information or to enroll your property in the program, please call 865-LEAD or go to www.burlingtonleadprogram.org. [Press Release] [HUD Press Release]
Homeless Registry Event: Volunteers are needed to help with community canvassing of our homeless neighbors on the street, in shelters, in encampments and at meal sites on October 20, 21 & 22. The goal of this Registry Event is to create a by-name registry of people living on our streets and in shelters, enabling us to prioritize those who have been out there the longest and who are the most vulnerable. What we learn together during this week will help us implement strategies to reduce chronic homelessness in the greater Burlington area. Attendance at a training session (Thurs., 10/16 from 5:30-8 pm or Sat., 10/18 from 9:30-11:30 am) is required. Volunteers will work in teams with a team leader. Schedules will vary from 4-7 a.m. street canvassing to day and early evening shifts at other sites. To learn more contact Laurie Dana at 861-7832 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parking in Burlington: The launch of the Downtown Parking Improvement Initiative, which includes a series of parking changes, new technology and revised rates, was originally slated for early October 2014. Due to a delay in availability of some of the new technology, these changes to the public parking system will now be in effect on November 1st. [Read More]
Social Justice AmeriCorps Positions Now Available: The We All Belong Program is currently hiring individuals who are committed to social justice to serve as AmeriCorps members starting in September 2014. We are seeking individuals who are excellent communicators and can work across cultures to support the diversity and equity work in Burlington area non-profits, schools and city departments. [Read More]
Diversity & Equity Strategic Plan Completed: Over the last two years, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and the Vermont Partnership for Fairness & Diversity worked to complete the City of Burlington Diversity & Equity Strategic Plan (the Plan), which was communicated to the City Council on June 23, 2014.
CEDO's programs are available to all people regardless of political or religious affiliation, race, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, veteran status, HIV positive status or genetic information. For information on the accessibility of CEDO's programs, contact us at 802-865-7144 / email@example.com.