Landlord Relief Program

Coming Soon!


The Landlord Relief Program provides an incentive and added security to landlords statewide who house Vermonters receiving rental assistance.  The goal of the Landlord Relief Program is to increase rental opportunities to people who may not otherwise be able to access housing due to rental barriers.

The program offers up to $5,000 for:

  • Prorated cost to hold the unit for a future program-eligible tenants, limited to two months’ rent
  • Prorated cost for loss of rent from a vacancy due to repairs needed (that exceed normal wear and tear), limited to one month of rent
  • Qualifying damages caused by a tenant
  • Rent associated with early termination of the lease by the tenant, limited to one month of rent


Landlords or property managers will be able to apply directly online through the Vermont State Housing Authority online:

Or may request a paper application.


  • A formal lease with a household receiving any form of rental assistance or with a household who was experiencing homelessness prior to tenancy
  • Regular inspections have been performed, and will continue, on the property and unit
  • All other funding options available have been exhausted, including the security deposit
  • The unit is in compliance with local and/or state inspection, health and safety, and registration requirements
  • The lease meets rental affordability guidelines (VHFA Rent Thresholds)
  • Landlords agree not to evict or pursue legal action against the tenant based on items addressed using funds from the claim




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