Landlord / Tenant (Renter)
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.
Event: Virtual Town Hall on Thursday, September 24, at 10 a.m. about eviction, rent assistance and mortgage assistance. Vermont Legal Aid attorney Jean Murray will talk about the Vermont eviction moratorium compared to the CDC’s moratorium, the funding available for tenants for help with back rent and moving to a new rental unit, and the funding available for homeowners for mortgage and property tax help. Jean will also answer your questions live. Learn how to take part.
Video: Virtual town hall about new rental assistance for Vermonters. On July 16, 2020, Vermont Legal Aid attorney Jean Murray talked about the Rental Housing Stabilization Program, which is financial help that renters can get to pay past-due rent or help moving into an affordable rental. She discussed how it works and how you can apply. Watch the video on Facebook or YouTube.
Video: Translated materials about rental assistance.
This section of our website 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.