Flood and Emergency Resources

Major flooding across Vermont in July led to devastating impacts for renters and property owners. Many Vermonters have been displaced. Downstreet has mobilized to rebuild and we are available to help. We know that our communities, already struggling with a shortage of affordable housing, can’t afford to lose safe and stable homes. 

If you are a resident and need assistance or to report maintenance issues, please call our maintenance line at (802) 229-6563.

This webpage was updated 8/23/2023.

Disaster Assistance

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has declared a disaster in nine Vermont counties (more could be added later). Residential property owners and renters can apply for FEMA’s individual assistance—and get help to cover expenses like repairing damage to your home and loss of personal property.

If you have insurance, contact your insurer. You’ll need documentation of what your insurance will and will not cover. It’s important to document the damage to your home or business before you begin cleaning up.

Eligible homeowners and individuals can apply for the Individual and Households Program (which can provide assistance for rental assistance, home repair, home replacement, and lodging) and the Other Needs Assistance Program (which can cover the cost of replacing your essential furnishings and personal belongings) by calling FEMA at 1-800-621-3362, visiting DisasterAssistance.gov, or downloading the FEMA App

It's important to complete the FEMA process first, including the application, inspection, and any appeals you make after receiving FEMA's decision. You could jeopardize your FEMA application if you receive additional funding before completing the full process. The deadline to apply for FEMA help is Thursday, October 12, 2023. Appeals of any FEMA decision must be made within 60 days of the date on the decision letter.

FEMA has several disaster recovery centers open in Vermont. For additional help, see FEMA's guide for navigating its Individual Assistance program and the Figuring Out FEMA Guide.

Homeowner Resources

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Flood Response and Guidance


Resident Support Fund

If you’d like to help us rebuild homes, help residents replace belongings and meet basic needs, and otherwise support Downstreet residents impacted by the flood, please consider a donation to Downstreet's Resident Support Fund.