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, 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.
Downstreet Housing and Community Development: Help becoming or remaining a homeowner. For those who qualify, assistance or loans for:
- home ownership
- down payments
- home repair
- foreclosure issues.
Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition: statewide resources for people seeking affordable housing.
Vermont HAP funds help homeowners with overdue mortgage payments, property taxes, and utilities.
- Offers affordable mortgages
- Homebuyer supports
- Information for renters
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
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.
End homelessness and provide mental health supports:
- Support line: 833-888-2557
- Housing First
- Skills development
- Veteran support
- Peer assisted vocational exploration
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