Housing Action Plan

The final draft of the Housing Action Plan submitted to and approved by City Council is available here.

The most recent prior version is available here

CEDO created the original draft Plan based on the findings of the May 2014 Downtown Housing Strategy Report, along with public input gained since the report was issued.  Version two above (dated November 2014) reflects changes based on the initial comments. This second version of the Housing Action Plan was discussed by the City Council's Community Development and Neighborhood Revitalization Committee from November 2014 to January 2015, and the newest revisions have now been posted reflecting comments received during those discussions.

Public comments received on the first or second draft of the Housing Action Plan:

 

Downtown Housing Strategy Report

In May 2014, Mayor Miro Weinberger released the Downtown Housing Strategy Report that found an “affordability crisis” caused by a lack of market rate housing – or housing built without subsidy - over the past decade in the City’s downtown.  Increased housing costs in Burlington’s downtown have risen to levels far higher than in “next tier” cities.  The report suggests that, while continuing to support the great work of Burlington’s renowned affordable housing programs and partners, the City embark on a coordinated effort to support downtown living for the full spectrum of residents, including young professionals, families, empty nesters, and seniors.

Mayor Weinberger and CEDO staff held a public hearing on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at City Hall to solicit feedback and comment on the HR&A Advisors, Inc. study.  Below are the public comments received relating to the Downtown Housing Strategy Report: