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
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