At a September 1 public roundtable discussion in Burlington, VT, hosted by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), HUD Secretary Julián Castro announced that Vermont was the second state to have its national Housing Trust Fund (HTF) Allocation Plan approved by HUD. Vermont holds a special place in the HTF’s history because Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced the first legislation to create a national NTF in 2001 when he was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Subsequent to the Vermont announcement, NLIHC learned from HUD that Hawaii was the first state to secure approval of its HTF Allocation Plan.
HTF Allocation Plans from all other states and the District of Columbia, which were due on August 16, are in various stages of HUD review.
Vermont’s approved HTF Allocation Plan is at: http://bit.ly/2cEZ5RF.
Hawaii’s approved HTF Allocation Plan is not yet publicly available.
NLIHC’s HTF website has links to each state’s draft HTF Allocation Plan and other related material at: http://bit.ly/28SEBVd