Housing Assistance

Matthew Desmond, author of “Evicted” said “Healthcare providers have helped me see that decent, safe housing can promote physical and mental wellness; and engaged citizens have shown me the civic potential of stable, vibrant blocks where neighbors know one another by name.” That is our work.

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Current Programs

Housing Assistance

Working with families to prevent homelessness and stabilize housing. Housing navigation is available to help secure affordable housing and, if eligible, to provide assistance for security deposits, rental assistance or rental arrearage.

The Vermont Need


vacancy rate for housing


unsafe and unsanitary occupied Vermont housing units


renter occupied households in Vermont


Vermont households paid more than 50% of their income on housing

VCAP Reach

  • CVOEO opened a Community Resource Center and is operating an Street Outreach Team for those experiencing homelessness and is operating 2 homeless shelters
  • 1,252 home repairs were provided by Community Action Agencies
  • 803 individuals experiencing homeless worked with Community Action Agencies to find permanent housing

VCAP Annual Impact

  • 337 Vermonters experiencing homelessness were provided emergency housing
  • 943 Vermonters obtained safe, affordable and permanent housing
  • 482 received security deposits
  • 1,143 received rental assistance