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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. kerrie@lamoillehousing.org.

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   Misty.Sinsigalli@usda.gov

 

Renters

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: kanetsberger@lamoilleshelter.org 802-999-1417