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Housing Resources




General Assistance (GA) Housing

For detailed and up-to-date information about GA housing eligibility, click here.

For help, call VT Legal Aid at 1-800-889-2047.


Emergency Housing

Emergency housing, call the Department of Children & Families - Economic Services Division. 

Lamoille Community House is a warming shelter that offers adults who are experiencing homelessness a bed, hot showers, hot meals, laundry, and internet access.

  • If possible, call before coming 802-521-7943.
  • 103 Main Street, Hyde Park.
  • Opens November 15-April 15.

All people in General Assistance housing (shelters and hotels) are in the Coordinated Entry system to work towards more permanent housing. Coordinated entry is a “no wrong door” system, with the following points of entry: Lamoille County Mental Health (LCMHS), the Clarina Howard Nichols Center, and Capstone Community Action, as well as Lamoille Community House. 


Long-term housing

Capstone Community Action  housing counselors help figure out options. 802-888-7993.

HomeShare Vermont screening and matching for exchanging private bedroom for rent, help around the home, or a combination. 802-863-5625

Lamoille Housing Partnership provides long term, income-eligible, affordable housing.

Definitive Guide to Renting in VT

Downstreet Housing and Community Development: Help becoming or remaining a homeowner. For those who qualify, assistance or loans for:

  • home ownership
  • rentals
  • down payments
  • home repair
  • foreclosure issues.
  • 802-476-4493

Vermont Emergency Rental Assistance Program (VERAP): Offers rental and utility assistance to help renters avoid eviction or loss of utility services. Click here.

Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition: statewide resources for people seeking affordable housing.

Vermont HAP funds help homeowners with overdue mortgage payments, property taxes, and utilities.

Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA): 

USDA Rural Development has funds to help low-income residents of rural communities buy, build, or repair homes. Grants and fixed 1% loans are available to those who qualify, and no down payment is required. (802) 828-6080


First Generation Homebuyers

If you are the first generation in your family to buy a home, you may be eligible for money to help you buy a home. Click here


Pathways Vermont

End homelessness and provide mental health supports:



The Rent Right Program provides participants the skills, materials, and confidence necessary to find and maintain stable housing. Participants receive Preferred Renter Certificate. Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity.

  • Tenant skills
  • Sustaining the rent
  • Finding housing and getting ready to rent
  • Financial coaching


Definitive Guide to Renting in Vermont: all you need to know as a renter.


Fuel and Utilities

Capstone Community Action offers for eligible households:

  • Free clean and tune services with a qualified technician
  • Fuel assistance
  • Help with past due bills

Call 802-479-1053 or 802-888-7993


Landlords  or philanthropists who want to be part of housing solutions, contact the Housing and Homelessness Continuum of Care: 802-999-1417