Could you use $30,000 to rehab a rental unit?
Landlords and property owners that have vacant, unused rental properties may be eligible to receive up to a $30,000 grant per rental unit to fix up and renovate rental units and get them ready for use again. Grants are available from the Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development utilizing CARES Act funding to improve the overall quality, availability, and affordability of rental housing throughout the state. The program is now accepting applications!
The funds will be available only to the end of the year. You can learn more about eligibility here.
Landlords and property owners should contact their local NeighborWorks Alliance of Vermont Home Ownership Center to determine eligibility (certain affordable housing conditions apply) and to enroll in the program (act fast, as funding deadlines apply):
- Champlain Housing Trust: (Chittenden, Franklin & Grand Isle Counties)
- Downstreet Housing: (Lamoille, Orange, & Washington Counties)
- NeighborWorks of Western Vermont: (Addison, Bennington, & Rutland Counties)
- Rural Edge: (Caledonia, Essex, & Orleans Counties)
- Windham & Windsor Housing Trust: (Windham & Windsor Counties)
Residential Homes in Claremont, New Hampshire are eligible for additional $10,000 for lead removal.
The Upper Valley Habitat for Humanity (UVHFH) is committing $30,000 to Remove Lead from Homes in Claremont, NH.
Lead exposure during childhood can lead to brain damage, growth delays, and slow development, among others. Children can come in contact with lead by inhaling paint chips and dust in buildings and homes with lead paint.
Three families will receive $10,000 to have lead removed from their home. Families with children are encouraged to apply!