Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) is now accepting applications from Vermont homeowners who are behind on their housing expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funded through the Federal American Rescue Plan Act, the Vermont Homeowner Assistance Program provides grants for eligible Vermont homeowners for missed payments on their mortgage, utilities, property taxes, and homeowner’s or condominium association fees. The program is restricted to expenses related to a homeowner’s primary home (other eligibility criteria apply).
With thousands of homeowners in towns across the state facing overdue housing bills, we appreciate your help getting news about this important program to residents through Front Porch Forum and other networks. To learn more and apply, they can visit vermonthap.vhfa.org, or call our hotline at (833) 221-4208.
Vermont towns and cities can benefit from the program’s grants for overdue property taxes or local utility payments. Although homeowners must apply for assistance, the payment will be made directly to the municipality or utility provider. You can help by reaching out to residents with overdue bills and letting them know that they might benefit from the program.