2020 Draft Action Plan for Housing & Community Development, Draft Amended 2019 Action Plan, and Draft Amended Citizen Participation Plan

Enclosed are the recommendations for the allocation of federal funds for Housing & Community Development from the HOME and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs, including the additional COVID-19 CDBG funding. These recommendations are elaborated through the enclosed draft 2020 Action Plan as well as a substantial amendment to the 2019 program year to incorporate supplemental coronavirus funding. For the 2020 program year (7/1/2020-6/30/2021) the City anticipates receiving $765,415 in CDBG funds and $469,145 in HOME funds. The City also anticipates $450,256 in supplemental CDBG-CV funds for COVID-19 relief which will be added under the 2019 Action Plan year (7/1/2019-6/30/2020). 

**documents updated 5/29/2020

2020 Draft Action Plan 

2019 Draft Amended Action Plan 

Draft Amended Citizen Participation Plan 

Seven Days Legal Notice


The City of Burlington is soliciting input on housing and community development needs in connection with the development of its 2020 One-Year Action Plan for Housing & Community Development, as part of federal requirements under 24 CFR Part 91.105 for planning and allocation of federal funds from CDBG, HOME and other HUD administered programs. The City anticipates receiving $765,415 in CDBG funds and $469,145 in HOME funds to support housing, community and economic development activities for the 2020 program year (7/1/2020-6/30/2021). The City will also amend 1) the 2019 Action Plan to add $450,256 in supplemental CDBG-CV funds and 2) the Citizen Participation Plan which is necessary to allow virtual meetings and a public comment period of less than 30 days, as approved by HUD. 

On Monday, May 18, 2020, at 7:00 pm, there will be a Public Hearing before the Burlington City Council to hear comments on housing and community development needs, the draft 2020 One-Year Action Plan, the revised 2019 One-Year Action Plan, the revised Citizen Participation Plan, and on the funding recommendations of the CDBG Advisory Board, which serve as the basis for the 2020 One-Year Action Plan. The Action Plan and Advisory Board’s recommendations are available online at www.burlingtonvt.gov/CEDO. The public is encouraged to review the Plan and funding recommendations, attend the Public Hearing, and comment. Written comments will also be accepted on the Plan through the close of business on June 1, 2020 at the Community & Economic Development Office, 149 Church Street, Room 32, City Hall, Burlington, VT 05401 or trawlings@burlingtonvt.gov.

For more information, or information on alternative access, contact Todd Rawlings, Community & Economic Development Office, at (802) 652-4209


May 18, 2020 - Regular City Council Meeting - Monday, May 18, 2020, 6:00 pm, Remote and Virtual Access: The Regular City Council Meeting will be entirely remote and virtual. There are several ways to tune in: 1. CCTV YouTube Channel or on Burlington Telecom Channel 317. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJkWMLSqRNKLoyUZQiNoAcQ 2. Join via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82976736890 3. Call in for audio only: Phone number: 1 929 205 6099 Webinar ID: 829 7673 6890*Provide a notification to the City via email that you want to participate during public forum by sending an email to publicforum@burlingtonvt.gov. This information will allow us to identify you and un-mute your microphone for the duration of your public comment. Emails will be accepted through the duration of the public forum. To speak on public forum, you must access the meeting by Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82976736890*