The Vermont Homeowner Assistance Program (VHAP) provides grants of up to $30,000 to eligible homeowners who have experienced a COVID financial hardship. The grants may help pay past-due mortgages, mobile home loans, property taxes, homeowner’s insurance premiums, association fees, utilities and other expenses.
Vermonters who apply for help with their utilities bills through VERAP (for renters) and VHAP (for homeowners) should contact their utility companies to tell them they applied for help. Some utilities say they will not disconnect Vermonters during the application process. Give them your application ID number.
Translated information is available. Look for the language choices in the upper-right corner of https://vermonthap.vhfa.org/. They include: Af Soomaali / Somali, العربية / Arabic, မြန်မာစာ / Burmese, Español / Spanish, Français / French, Ikirundi / Kirundi, Kiswahili / Swahili, नेपाली / Nepali, Tiếng Việt / Vietnamese, 中文 / Chinese.
2. Healthy Homes
Learn about a new program from the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources that can help low- and moderate-income Vermont homeowners replace their 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.
Applications for the first round of funding are open through April 15, 2022. Starting April 16, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and funding will be provided as available. Visit the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources website for details.