Following are the changes that will be implemented to VERAP beginning October 1, 2022. Clarification of these rules may continue please check our website on Fridays for the most up to date information.
Substantive Income Changes:
If an applicant’s reported income changes and the change results in the applicant being categorized in a new area median income (AMI) category, documentation of the reason for change and/or documentation of new income will be required.
4. All HOTEL Nights will be capped at a rate of $130 per night
Other Expenses Related to Housing:
Application for Other Expenses Related to Housing are impacted as follows:
VERAP will stop taking new applications for Other Expenses Related to Housing Habitability Repairs on 09/23/2022
All Health and Safety Repairs must be completed, and all documentation uploaded by 11/30/2022
Stipulation Payments – New applications will not be accepted after 11/30/2022
Rent into Court Applications will no longer be accepted after 11/30/2022
Money To Move applications will be accepted until 11/30/2022
Reach-Up Rental Assistance:
Utilities (VERAP-U and REAP):
Other Helpful Resources:
Public Benefit Programs – Including General Assistance Emergency Housing, 3SquaresVT, Fuel Assistance, Water Assistance and more:
We have worked to create a summary of resources that may assist you during this time of transition. Here is a list that you may find helpful.
If you have other needs, you may also reach out to 211 for resources that may not be listed here.