Directory of Housing Organizations

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"Winter 2017" Edition

(updated 1/2/2018)

Federal and State Housing Agencies, Public Housing Authorities, Community Land Trusts & Housing Development Corporations, Regional Planning Commissions, Regional Development Corporations, Community Action Agencies, Agencies on Aging, Related Housing Organizations, NeighborWorks® Organizations & Homeownership Centers, and Vermont's Congressional Delegation.

Resources And Rules

Vermont has a wide range of programs, protections and resources to ensure the state's housing is safe, decent, and affordable to all. 

Resources for Homeowners

Everything from financing your home, mobile home, or making home repairs, to getting help to stay in your home. 

Resources for Renters and Landlords

Rental and building codes, rights and legal assistance, lead paint information, farm labor housing.

Accessory Dwelling Units

Vermont’s law on equal treatment of housing and town bylaws allows homeowners to add an apartment to their house.

This updated brochure includes information about Residential Building Energy Standards (RBES) and statutory changes allowing municipalities to regulate ADU’s in flood and fluvial erosion hazard areas.

Get color brochure in PDF 

Planning for Housing

Housing is a major necessity for all our citizens and should be carefully considered when development is planned for. The location, type, size and cost of housing are all important factors to consider when making a municipal or regional plan. Below are some resources to help consider housing within the greater planning context.

Municipal Planning Manual

This extensive guide can help those involved in town planning to create a complete, useful, municipal plan.

Funding and Incentives

Vermont Community Development Program

The Vermont Community Development Program (VCDP) assists communities on a competitive basis by providing financial and technical assistance to identify and address local needs in the areas of housing, economic development, public facilities and public services.

Housing Division Rules

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For easy reference, the key statutes, rules and regulations, and recent legislation that govern mobile homes and mobile home parks can be accessed below.  Rules for the charitable housing tax credit administered by DHCD are also provided.

Housing Division Rules

These Rules are effective July 1, 2016. 

Rules Cover (pdf)

Mobile Home Facts and Park Registry

Mobile home park photoWhat is a mobile home park?

Vermont law defines a mobile home park as any parcel of land which contains, or is laid out or adapted to accommodate more than two mobile homes. Contiguous parcels that contain a total of more than two mobile homes (or mobile home lots) are a mobile home park when they are owned or controlled by the same person. There are limited exceptions for seasonal parks and housing for farm employees.


Mobile home park photoVisit our homeowner resource page for information about financing and mobile home repair loans and services.

Notice: Revised Above Ground Storage Tank Rules that went into effect on August 15, 2017 may affect whether your fuel company can fill your heating fuel tank. See Heating Fuel Tanks below for more information.

Mobile Home Parks

Vermont's mobile home parks provide an important source of affordable housing for about seven thousand Vermont households. The Department enforces the State's mobile home park law which was adopted to protect the safety and rights of owners and residents, and administers rules concerning mobile home park leases, rent increases, sale or closure of mobile home parks, and habitability standards, and conducts an annual registration of Vermont mobile home parks. The Department serves as a resource on mobile and manufactured homes and park issues.


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