The Vermont Homeowner Assistance Program (VHAP) has announced program changes as of August 1, 2023. VHAP has adjusted its original maximum assistance limit per household from $30,000 to $40,000. In addition, households that have previously received assistance from VHAP at any time since the program opened can now reapply for additional assistance with the same service provider or for new expenses, up to $40,000 total.
Administered by the Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) and funded through the Federal American Rescue Plan Act, the program provides grants for eligible Vermont homeowners for missed payments on their mortgage, utilities, property taxes, and homeowner’s or condominium association fees. The program is restricted to expenses related to a homeowner’s primary residence (other eligibility criteria apply).
You may be contacted by our contractor, Tidal Basin, to confirm new payments for previously served homeowners. If applicants contact you directly, please inform them that they must log onto the portal at vermonthap.vhfa.org using their existing account to submit an applicant for new assistance. If you have not already been onboarded to our program but are aware of eligible homeowners with overdue bills, please contact the Vermont Homeowner Assistance Program staff at (833) 221-4208 and let them know you would like to participate in the program as a service provider. For more information, please review these materials for service providers: https://vermonthap.vhfa.org/serviceProviders
To learn more, homeowners call our helpline (833) 221-4208. While the program portal remains closed to new applicants, households who have not previously been served can sign up for a waitlist at vermonthap.vhfa.org.
The Vermont Homeowner Assistance Program is being supported, in whole or in part, by federal award number HAFP-0040 awarded to the State of Vermont by the US Department of the Treasury