Vermont's Homeowner Assistance Program now open

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 utilities (water/sewer, electricity, home heating), property taxes, among others. The program is restricted to expenses related to a homeowner's primary home (other eligibility criteria apply). If applicants are approved, payments will be made directly to service providers. To learn more and apply, visit or call (833) 221-4208.  Need help with your application? Visit for a list of community-based organizations that can assist you.