If you have past-due rent or utilities bills, now is the time to apply for help. Now is also the time to make a plan on how you will manage these costs without help from VERAP.
Learn more about 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?
What do I do if it’s too hot in my apartment? Tenants have a right to a home that is safe and fit for human habitation. That is called the “Warranty of Habitability” and it is written into Vermont law.
If you are homeless or about to become homeless, you may be eligible for emergency housing.
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. 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 should apply for the Vermont Emergency Rental Assistance Program (VERAP) through the Vermont State Housing Authority (VSHA).
Children and teens age 18 and younger can eat for free at meal sites all around Vermont this summer. Just drop in!
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says Vermonters lost $10 million to fraud and scams in 2021!
“Public charge” or the “public charge test” is used by immigration officials to decide whether a person can enter the United States or get a green card.
Many people are required to file tax returns each year, while others choose to file in order to claim credits or other benefits.