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There are a few programs in Vermont that can help you heat your home this winter.
Please note that Legal Services Vermont and Vermont Legal Aid will be closing early on Wednesday afternoon, November 23, and will be closed on November 24 and 25 for the holiday weekend.
The Client Assistance Program (CAP) is part of Vermont Legal Aid’s Disability Law Project. They help people with disabilities who have problems applying for or getting independent living services or vocational services (related to work). CAP is hosting a series of quarterly advice clinics by telephone for free.
It’s enrollment time for these health insurance plans: Vermont Health Connect Open Enrollment — November 1 to January 15 and Medicare Fall Open Enrollment — October 15 to December 7.
Learn more about eviction and questions like these: I am a tenant and I have used VERAP to pay my rent. Can the landlord evict me just because VERAP is ending? I live in a motel/hotel. Are eviction rules different?
The coronavirus has created many changes in the way Vermont courts are operating, changes to public benefits, new financial help, and more. Here we keep a list of important changes to help Vermonters and community partners.
Vermont’s “warranty of habitability” requires landlords to keep their property “safe, clean and fit for human habitation.” Once the temperature outside is less than 55º, the heating system needs to work, and room temperatures must be able to reach at least 65º without overheating one room as a way to heat adjacent rooms.
The Vermont Homeowner Assistance Program (VHAP) provides grants of up to $30,000 to eligible homeowners who have financial problems because of COVID and are behind on expenses for the house they own and live in. Healthy Homes helps Vermont homeowners replace their home water or wastewater systems.
For help with rent, utilities, money to move, and other housing expenses, Vermonters applied to the Vermont Emergency Rental Assistance Program (VERAP) through the Vermont State Housing Authority (VSHA).
Legal Services Vermont is hosting a free virtual legal clinic for eligible low-income Vermonters. On November 10, 2022, we will give free legal advice by phone or video conference on family law issues.