The mission of Community Development is to improve the economic and physical environment and to enhance the quality of life in the City of Montpelier. Of particular importance are activities which benefit people with lower incomes.
The Community Development Programs work to:
Expand, preserve, and upgrade housing
Improve public infrastructure, public services, and community facilities
Increase employment opportunities
Promote economic opportunity for lower income people, the elderly, and single heads of households, the handicapped, and other under-served populations
Promote equal access to housing
Strengthen economic vitality
Strengthen the availability, effectiveness and quality of social services, cultural activities, and recreational opportunities
Community Development accomplishes this through planning, financial packaging, grantsmanship, and administration of projects and programs in cooperation with public agencies and private businesses. Below are links with more detailed information on many of our City programs.