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Housing Opportunities Made for Everyone (HOME) Act Information

(HOME Act of 2023, Act 47, S.100)

Overview and Law

The Housing Opportunities Made for Everyone Act (HOME Act), effective July 1, 2023, limited when Act 250 applies for two types of housing projects as follows.

From July 1, 2023, to July 1, 2026, an Act 250 Permit is not required for the construction of: 

  1. Up to 24 units of housing in certain designated areas. Additionally, the construction of 4 units or less in an existing structure counts as 1 unit;1 or
  2. Priority housing projects in three types of state designated areas.2

To use these exemptions, you must request a Jurisdictional Opinion from your District Coordinator by June 30, 2026, to determine that your project qualifies. Also, the project construction must be substantially completed before July 1, 2029. To obtain a Jurisdictional Opinion contact your District Coordinator.

110 V.S.A. §6001(3)(A)(xi)).
210 V.S.A. §6001(3)(D)(viii(III)).

Note: the requirements to request a jurisdictional opinion and substantially complete construction by the deadline are only required for projects that exceed other existing thresholds in the law. Specifically, these requirements apply to housing projects that involve the construction of: 

  • Priority housing projects that exceed the units thresholds and limitations in 10 V.S.A. § 6001(3)(A)((iv)(I)), or
  • 10 to 24 units of housing and/or utilize the 4 = 1 provision in the described designated areas. 

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