Rent Assistance In Vermont

Last Updated on February 1, 2024 by Lori Pace

Rent assistance in Vermont has become a saving grace for several families including single mothers. Several organizations have programs to help and there are explanations in this article.

Charter House Coalition

Charter House Coalition

Charter House Coalition is a non-governmental organization that aims to give essential commodities and shelter to the Middlebury community in Vermont. They maintain and operate a day stay which is always open for anyone in need. All those in need can get help with house and shelter search, job applications, gain access to the Internet and computers, acquire life skills training, and receive food, clothes, blankets, and shoes. 

They associate with other various organizations with similar programs that they use to educate participants in various fields, for necessities such as showering and toiletries and to take interest in other helpful exercises. The Winter Warming Shelter for Individuals and Families is a facility that offers emergency housing and support. The staff aims to provide the necessary support and rent assistance in Vermont

Northeast Kingdom Community Action

The Northeast Kingdom Community Action (NEKCA) is a housing counseling agency dedicated to meet the prompt needs of people as well as families’ essential and fundamental support services. The qualified counselors work with the families to assess their respective problems. Thereafter, a step-by-step solution is there to meet the needs of the recipient families. NEKCA informs the families of the expected code of conduct, and their rights in their apartments. 

They also offer money-related proficiency lectures to help the community in using their funds in a meaningful way. They also provide financial assistance such as lease payments, bill payments, and first-month deposits to a limited number of people. Once their emergency shelters are fully occupied, they assist in finding accommodation in other agencies. During the winter NEKCA assists with in-house heating problems for those eligible. They help with fixing broken heaters and furnaces, purchase of fuels and power necessary for the operation of the heating equipment. They represent the families in negotiations with electricity and gas companies regarding late payments and accruals thereby preventing power cuts. 

The Northeast Kingdom Community Action offers monthly relief funds to families with children. They believe in providing people with the adequate tools to tackle these problems thereby promoting positive development. The organization achieves this through education, training, and positive interactions within the community. They are dedicated to pushing the community to take an interest persistently in empowering and fortifying the aspirations of the youth as they are the ticket to a better tomorrow. 

Groundworks Shelter

Groundworks Shelter operates all year providing housing, food, security, and shelter to the homeless. They work hand in hand with other community-based organizations to provide support services which may include housing, counseling and therapy, employment, health and well-being, feminine products, food, clothing, support groups for survivors and addicts. The families also gain access to cellphones and computers within the facility. 

Rental Housing Improvement Program

Rental Housing Improvement Program

The Rental Housing Improvement Program (RHIP) lends out money for repairing and upgrading rental housing at very low-interest rates. The money is specifically used for the improvement of affordable housing structures and it may not be used for any other unrelated expenses. To get the loan, an application form must be completed and all the necessary documentation which will be evaluated to assess the eligibility of the applicant must be provided.


Downstreet is a socially driven organization that offers dependable apartments at reasonable rental prices to the community. It is a private organization that maintains a noteworthy standard in promoting collective success through social justice. They create and redesign houses for low-income families. Their property administration and support services guarantee secure rental properties with reasonable rents. 

Lori Pace
Lori Pace

Lori Pace is a single mother of three daughters ages 7 and under. As a working mom from home, she balances kids, work and two crazy dogs with humor and love. Follow Lori as she honestly gives tips and advice based on her own experiences as a single mom!