New: Rental Housing Stabilization Program offers help with past-due rent
For help with past-due rent, Vermonters should apply for the Rental Housing Stabilization Program through the Vermont State Housing Authority (VSHA). Starting July 13, VSHA is accepting applications from landlords and tenants, and paying landlords directly to bring the tenant’s accounts current. Learn more about this program and how to get help.
New: Rental Housing Stabilization Program offers first and last month's rent and security deposit if you have found a new landlord to rent to you
If you have found a landlord with an affordable rental unit to move into, you may also be eligible to get help from the Rental Housing Stabilization Program. The program can cover the money needed to move in (for example: first, last and security deposit). It also may cover rent payments through the end of the year. You and the landlord need to apply together. Learn more about this help on our website.
This section has information for Vermonters who rent their home or apartment from a landlord. A person who rents their home is called a tenant.
See the menu of links for information about the law on renting in Vermont, what you should ask and know before you rent, getting a termination notice, evictions and the court process for eviction. You can read about the process for suing your landlord and getting repairs to your home or apartment.
You can also learn about lockouts and other illegal actions by your landlord, rent increases, when your landlord can enter your rental unit, guests and roommates, protections for victims of crime, and moving out. Read about what happens if your landlord is going through foreclosure, security deposits, the renter rebate and subsidized housing.
- View the Illustrated Guide to Vermont Renter’s Rights, published by CVOEO.