Utility Assistance Opportunities
The Vermont Department for Children and Families (DCF) just launched the Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) to help eligible households pay their water and wastewater bills. Eligible households are those with gross household income below 60% of the state median income based on household size. Priority will be given to households whose water/wastewater has been disconnected or is at risk of being disconnected.
Find out more at https://dcf.vermont.gov/benefits/water-assistance
Vermont Homeowner's Assistance Program (VHAP) is now accepting applications from Vermont homeowners who are behind on their housing expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funded through the Federal American Rescue Plan Act, the Vermont Homeowner Assistance Program provides grants for eligible Vermont homeowners for missed payments on their mortgage, utilities (water/sewer, electricity, home heating), property taxes, and homeowner's or condominium association fees. The program is restricted to expenses related to a homeowner's primary home (other eligibility criteria apply). If applicants are approved, payments will be made directly to service providers. VHAP 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.
To learn more and apply, visit vermonthap.vhfa.org or call (833) 221-4208.