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Community & Economic Development Office (CEDO)

Room 32 City Hall / 149 Church Street / Burlington, VT 05401
802-865-7144 /
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The Community and Economic Development Office (CEDO) is a department of the City of Burlington. Our mission is to engage our community to build a vibrant, healthy, and equitable City.


Request for Proposals: Business Loan Underwriting Services for Burlington Revolving Loan Fund (BRLF)

CEDO is seeking proposals from qualified organizations to provide loan underwriting services for loans that CEDO will make available to businesses through its Burlington Revolving Loan Fund (BRLF), as well as technical assistance for prospective applicants to ensure a higher percentage of successful applications.  Responding organizations should have experience with loan processing, loan underwriting, credit analysis, and loan packaging. 

  • Issue date: Friday, April 21, 2017
  • Questions due: Friday, May 5, 2017, by 12:00 noon, EST
  • Proposals due: Friday, May 19, 2017, by 5:00 p.m. EST

Full details may be found in the PDF below.  If you would like to submit a proposal, you must respond to all of the questions listed in the section titled “Submission Requirements” and submit your proposal in hard copy in a sealed envelope as well as in electronic format (PDF preferred) by Friday, May 19, 2017 at 5:00pm EST, to:

Diana Colangelo, Projects and Policy Specialist
Community & Economic Development Office (CEDO)
149 Church Street, Suite 32
Burlington, VT 05401

Document Link:  Request for Proposals:  Business Loan Underwriting Services

Amending the City's Citizen Participation Plan

The City of Burlington is soliciting input on the City’s amendments of its Citizen Participation Plan as part of federal requirements under 24 CFR Part 91.105 for planning and allocation of federal funds from CDBG, HOME, other HUD administered programs and the Assessment of Fair Housing.

On Monday, May 1, 2017 after 7:00 pm, there will be a Public Hearing before the Burlington City Council to hear comments on the proposed amendments to the Citizen Participation Plan.  The public is encouraged to review the Plan, attend the Public Hearing, and comment.  Written comments will also be accepted on the Plan through the close of business on May 22, 2017, at the Community & Economic Development Office, 149 Church Street, Room 32, City Hall, Burlington, VT 05401 or  For more information, or information on alternative access, contact Marcy Esbjerg, Community & Economic Development Office, at 865-7171.

The amended Plan is available here. You can see the specific changes in the Plan here.

Essential Maintenance Practices (EMP) Class in Burlington 

The next Essential Maintenance Practices (EMP) class is scheduled for Wednesday, May 17th from 5-8pm at Burlington City Hall inside Contois Auditorium.  There is no fee for this class. If you would like to register or have questions about the class, please contact Lauren Pyatt at 865-5323 or .

The Burlington Lead Program is compiling a list of EMP certified contractors who are willing to be contacted by persons wanting to get their properties EMP compliant. If you would like to be added to the public list, please contact the Burlington Lead Program by calling 865-5323 or email Lauren at

The Neighborhood Project

This Request for Proposals invites responses from consultants or teams of professionals with experience in housing, community development, urban planning, historic preservation, real estate development, financing, and/or other relevant disciplines to assist the City of Burlington and its partners, the University of Vermont, Champlain College and Preservation Burlington to prepare The Neighborhood Project, a strategy and toolkit for neighborhood stabilization in Burlington, VT.  Questions concerning this RFP must be made via email per the schedule outlined below. Full details can be found in the PDF below.

Inquiries/submissions to:

Gillian Nanton
Assistant Director – Sustainability, Housing & Economic Development
Community & Economic Development Office (CEDO)
149 Church Street Burlington, VT 05401

RFP Deadline:

Friday, April 28, 2017

Document Link:  The Neighborhood Project Request For Proposals

Document Link: Neighborhood Project RFP Response to Questions

Burlington Inclusionary Zoning Report

On January 31, 2017, a draft evaluation report on Burlington’s Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance was presented to the Community Development & Neighborhood Revitalization (CDNR) Committee. The evaluation represents the first detailed review of the City’s 26-year-old Inclusionary Zoning policy, one of the proposals contained in the 2015 Housing Action Plan.  The report includes numerous findings and recommendations and will be the subject of further debate and discussion in the weeks and months ahead. A working group is being established to review and consider the recommendations contained in the report. 

The City and CDNR Committee would like to thank all those who participated in the January meeting and invite further comment on the draft IZ evaluation report. Comments may be sent via email to Councilor Selene Colburn, Chair, CDNR Committee, at or Gillian Nanton, Assistant Director, Sustainability, Housing & Economic Development, CEDO at gnanton@burlingtonvt.govLearn more about Inclusionary Zoning at the City’s dedicated page here.

The full draft IZ report can be found here

Presentation slides of the IZ report can be found here.


Burlington Lead Program


As #btv property owner Eric Lafayette tells it, working with the Burlington Lead Program "is a no-brainer." By enrolling with us, this building also qualified for the Healthy Homes program. As a result, this property is getting new windows, interior and exterior paint jobs, new flooring and more! Thanks Eric, for taking part in the Burlington Lead Program and for sharing your story. #btvlead


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 /

  • Issue date: March 20, 2017
  • Questions due: April 5, 2017, by 12:00 noon, EST
  • Proposals due: April 28, 2017, by 2:00 p.m. EST
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