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
  • VCAP agencies provided direct service to the homeless in hotel settings
  • 828 home repairs were provided by Community Action Agencies
  • 1,480 individuals experiencing homeless were helped to find permanent housing during the pandemic

VCAP Annual Impact

  • 121 Vermonters experiencing homelessness were provided emergency housing
  • 714 Vermonters obtained safe, affordable and permanent housing
  • 479 received security deposits
  • 1,207 received rental assistance