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.
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. The grants may help pay:
- mortgage payments
- mobile home loans
- property taxes
- homeowner’s insurance premiums
- association fees
- utilities (sewer, water, electric, propane).
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, Kiswahili / Swahili, नेपाली / Nepali, Tiếng Việt / Vietnamese, 中文 / Chinese.
2. Help to replace a failed home water or wastewater system
Learn about a new program from the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. It 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. Apply by January 31, 2023. Visit the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources website for details.