Resources for Renters and Landlords

Rental Housing, Apartments

COVID Housing Information

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Landlord-Tenant Educational Materials

The Vermont Apartment Owners' Association, a group representing Vermont landlords, and the Vermont Tenants program of the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity, a tenant advocacy organization, worked together to create educational materials for use by landlords and tenants in Vermont. The materials include a comprehensive guidebook, pamphlets on basic rental agreements; fair housing law; and Town Health Officer inspections, and a brief video outlining the legal eviction process. Designed for use by both landlords and tenants, these guides aim to provide information about Vermont's laws in order to ensure that each side of the rental agreement understands their rights and their responsibilities and how to address problems.

According to the Vermont Housing Needs Assessment, approximately 75,784 Vermont households rent. This page has useful information and helpful resources for both renter households and owners of rental housing. For additional resources visit our Housing Links page.

Vermont Judiciary Landlord Tenant Information

"This page provides general information about evictions in most residential rental situations. Some cities, such as Burlington and Barre, have other laws you should know about."

Vermont's Rental Housing Codes

This website outlines the legal rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants throughout the rental process and explains the standards that municipalities and town health officers should enforce when inspecting rental housing. 

Short Term Rental health and safety checklist from the Division of Fire Safety

Information for Renters

If you're looking for an affordable apartment, try the Vermont Directory of Affordable Rental Housing or USDA's Rural Development Multi-Family Housing Rentals

Information and application forms for rental assistance and homeownership programs including mobile home parks, administered by the Vermont State Housing Authority are available at the VSHA website. Contact your local public housing authority if you live in any of the following cities: Barre, Bennington, Brattleboro, BurlingtonMontpelierRutland, Springfield and Winooski.

If you are homeless, need shelter, or are in danger of becoming homeless dial 2-1-1 or visit the Vermont Office of Economic Opportunity.

Vermont Rental Housing Health Code

The State Rental Housing Health Code (pdf) is enforced by the Local Health Officer and covers rented dwellings and mobile home lots that are not in a mobile home park.

Need information on the Landlord-Tenant or Mobile Home Park laws? The Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO) Statewide Housing Advocacy Programs offer an Illustrated Guide to Renter's Rights in Vermont, and the Guide to Your Rights as a Mobile Home Park Resident and operates "hotlines" for tenants and mobile home residents.

Facing a legal problem or eviction? Vermont Legal Aid helps eligible people (low income, elderly, and disabled) with legal issues in housing such as accessibility, discrimination, evictions, foreclosure, unsafe housing conditions, and subsidized housing issues. Call 1-800-889-2047 or visit Vermont Law Help for information and referral.

Concerned about lead poisoning? There's only one sure way to find out if your child has lead poisoning. Call the Vermont Department of Health at 1-800-439-8550 for information, or review the Department of Health Lead Resource Guide.

Information for Landlords

Membership organizations

The Vermont Apartment Owners Association is a statewide trade association for Vermont Landlords. It is based out of Shelburne, Vermont and advocates for, and educates landlords to assist them with providing quality rental housing. The VAOA website includes resources for both members and non-members.

Repair and Renovation Loans for Landlords

Champlain Housing Trust Landlord Loans are available in Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle Counties, excluding the City of Burlington, for owner-occupied buildings up to 4 units, single family rentals, duplexes, and accessory dwelling units. Tenant income and rent limits may apply.

NeighborWorks of Western Vermont offers Rental Repair Loans to landlords of 1-4 unit rental properties in Addison, Bennington, and Rutland Counties. 

Resources for Landlords in Burlington

Technical and financial assistance for landlords in the City of Burlington is available through the Community and Economic Development Office (CEDO) Rehabilitation Program Assisting Investment Rentals (RePAIR) program.

Vermont Department of Public Safety; Division of Fire Safety

Landlords need to understand their obligations under building codes administered by the Vermont Department of Public Safety, Fire Safety Division.

Lead-based Paint

Vermont's lead law requires landlords who own properties built before 1978 to conduct several Essential Maintenance Practices (EMPs) to reduce the hazards of lead poisoning. Learn more at

If you own a home or apartment building and want to reduce the risk of lead poisoning caused by lead paint, check out VHCB's Healthy & Lead-Safe Homes Program.

Landlord's Certificate and Renter Credit 

Contact the Vermont Department of Taxes at (802) 828-2865 or toll-free at 1-866-828-2865, or visit their webpage:

Landlord Certificates | Department of Taxes (

Renter Credit | Department of Taxes ( (formerly renter rebate program)

Farm Labor Wage, Hours, and Housing

Fact sheet in English

Fact sheet in Spanish — Hoja de Información en Español

Vermont Farm Worker Housing Repair Loan Program 

Contact Us

Shaun Gilpin, Housing Division Director

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Deane C. Davis Building, 6th Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620-0501

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