Vermont Housing Improvement Program

Applications Are Currently Closed

Champlain Housing Trust has fully allocated its current funding. We anticipate a future round in spring of 2023. Please email [email protected] or call (802) 810-8217 to be put on our contact list for future updates and when applications open.

About the program:

Landlords can apply for grants to bring units up to Vermont Rental Housing Health Code guidelines. These grants can be:

  • Up to $30,000 for the rehabilitation of each 0-2 bedroom unit.
  • Up to $50,000 for the rehabilitation of each 3+ bedroom unit.
  • Up to $50,000 for the creation of new units, including the creation of accessory dwelling units (ADUs).

In order to participate in this program, Landlords will also be required to*:

1.  Rent at or below HUD Fair Market Rent for 5 years:
HUD Fair Market Rent for Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties:
Efficiency: $1,139
One Bedroom: $1,238
Two Bedroom: $1,615
Three Bedroom: $1,982
Four Bedroom: $2,180

2. Work with Coordinated Entry Lead Organizations to find tenants for 5 years. ADUs are exempt from this requirement.

3. Contribute funds equaling 20% of the Granted funding prior to receiving distributions.

NOTE: existing units must be vacant for at least 90 days.

* Other program requirements may apply.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions, or would like to be put on our contact list for future updates and when applications open, please email [email protected] or call (802) 810-8217.

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