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Community Housing Resources

Community Housing Resources

Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO), is a nonprofit organization that addresses fundamental issues of economic, social, and racial justice and works with people to achieve economic independence.

Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition  (VAHC) advocates for expanding Vermont’s stock of affordable housing. The coalition is a nonprofit, statewide membership organization that aims to ensure that all Vermonters — especially those of low or moderate income — have safe, adequate, physically accessible and affordable housing.

Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) supports resilient communities and provides assistance designed to enhance community development programs and practices. The department develops housing policy, oversees the Mobile Home Park program, and is the state’s central office for local and regional land use.

Vermont Housing & Conservation Board (VHCB) creates affordable housing and protects Vermont lands.  Since its inception in 1974, VHCB has assisted in the creation of more than 10,500 affordable homes, the conservation of nearly 400,000 acres of agricultural and recreational lands and natural areas, and the restoration of 56 historic community buildings for public use.

Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) finances and promotes affordable housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income Vermonters. Since its establishment in 1974, VHFA has helped about 28,000 Vermonters purchase residences and furnished financing, tax credits and other support to about 8,600 units of rental housing. 

Vermont Legal Aid (VLA) provides civil legal services for those living in poverty, with a disability, or over age 60. We also serve anyone who is discriminated against in housing. Its partner agency, Legal Services Vermont, provides a variety of legal services and also manages the legal helpline. VLA’s Housing Discrimination Law Project (HDLP) works to stop housing discrimination and to protect Vermonters’ right to choose where they live. HDLP represents individuals and organizations in court and before state agencies, housing authorities, municipal governments, and the legislature.