Do You Know About These Programs That Help Homeowners?

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Lower-income homeowners in Vermont can get help to fix some challenging home repairs. There's also financial help for paying a mortgage, property taxes and other homeowner expenses.


THIS PROGRAM IS NO LONGER TAKING APPLICATIONS -- The Vermont Homeowner Assistance Program (VHAP) provides grants of up to $40,000 to eligible homeowners who have financial problems because of COVID and are behind on expenses for the house they own and live in. Learn more about VHAP financial help and legal help from Vermont Legal Aid.

2. Help to replace a failed home water or wastewater system

This program from the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources can help low- and moderate-income Vermont homeowners replace their failed or inadequate home water or wastewater systems. The Healthy Homes On-Site Program provides help to eligible property owners, including owner-occupied multi-family properties with up to four units. Visit the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources website for details. If you need help filling out an application, you can apply over the phone. Leave a message for the ANR Healthy Homes Team at 1-877-344-0354 (toll-free) with your name and phone number and they will call you back to fill out the application over the phone.

3.  Help to replace or repair a red-tagged or unsafe fuel tank

Learn how you may find financial help to fix a red-tagged fuel tank.

4. Help to weatherize your home

Learn about help to make your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

5. Other financial help with utilities

Learn about other utilities programs.

Updated: Oct 20, 2023