VT State Rental Rehab Program

If you have questions or would like a grant application,

please sign up here for email updates

or contact Pattie Dupuis, Director of Homeownership Services
at (802) 477-1343 and pdupuis@downstreet.org

Attention Landlords!

Grant money will soon be available for apartment repairs through the Vermont State Rental Rehab Program!

Through the new program, landlords can receive a grant of up to $30,000 per rental unit (maximum award limit will apply). This is a new program under development, and applications are not ready just yet, but anyone interested in applying for a grant should sign up here to receive updates and an application when it becomes available.

To Qualify a Landlord Must Agree to:

  1. Match 10% of the project cost with their own funds.
  2. Use funds to renovate occupied or vacant apartments with code violations.
    (Money cannot be spent on just upgrading the homes).
  3. Develop the scope of work, hire the contractors, and ensure that all necessary permits are obtained and the work is done properly.
  4. Complete work by 12/20/20 (no payments made for work done after 12/20/20).
  5. Work with Downstreet* and the Continuum of Care Program (a HUD program designed to promote a community-wide commitment to ending homelessness).

After receiving the funds, the landlord can only charge tenants the HUD Fair Market Rent for the next five years.
This maximum adjusts every year. Current figures are:

 

* Downstreet is the program administrator for Washington, Orange, and Lamoille Counties only.

Interested? To get started:

  1. Sign up to get notified when the application for this program is ready.
  2. Develop scope of work and get bids from contractors to do the work.

If you have questions or would like a grant application,

please sign up here for email updates

or contact Pattie Dupuis, Director of Homeownership Services at (802) 477-1343 and pdupuis@downstreet.org.
 

 

Do you own units outside of Central VT?

Downstreet is administering this program for Washington, Orange, and Lamoille counties, but if you are outside of that area, you can still apply for a grant! Please contact one of our sister organizations for the region in which you own your rental properties:

Champlain Housing Trust (Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle counties)

Rural Edge (Orleans, Essex, and Caledonia counties)

Windham & Windsor (Windham and Windsor counties)

Neighborworks of Western VT (Addison, Rutland, and Bennington counties)