COVID-19 Rental, Mortgage, and Utility Assistance

Need Help Paying Your Bills?

Rent Mortgage Utility

With so many Vermonters struggling due to the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, we wanted to make you aware of State programs that can help. Funds are available for both renters and homeowners and we encourage you to apply if you qualify.

Rental Assistance

The Vermont Emergency Rental Assistance Program (VERAP) makes it possible for
qualifying households to receive payments for rent, utilities, moving costs, and security deposits. For translation services at VERAP call (833) 488-3727.

To learn more and apply:
Application for renters with Reach Up (Department of Children and Families).
Application for all other renters
(Vermont State Housing Authority).

Mortgage Assistance

For homeowners, past-due mortgage assistance is available from Vermont Housing Finance Agency.

To learn about eligibility and apply:
Visit the Vermont COVID Mortgage Assistance Application Website.

Utilities Assistance

Assistance for utility bills for renters is available through the VERAP application.
Homeowners should contact a CHT Housing Counselor for more information (see info below).

Do you have questions or need assistance with any of these programs?

Champlain Housing Trust Housing Counselors are trained and ready to help you access funds to keep up with payments. Please email or call 802-861-7331 and make an appointment. Our call volume is currently high, but we should be able to return your call within 48 (weekday) hours.