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COVID has placed added stress on many homeowners who are struggling to make ends meet.  Chasing delinquencies – property taxes, water, sewer and other municipal utility bills, etc. – only adds burden to your growing list of municipal duties and nobody wants a tax sale. Solve your residents’ problems and yours by getting paid through the Homeowner Assistance Program (HAP).

Vermont’s HAP opened in January, 2022 to assist homeowners who have fallen behind on their mortgage and faced economic hardship brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program, funded by $50 million from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), will provide grants of up to $30,000 per household towards overdue mortgage payments, utility bills, property taxes, and property association charges.

In this webinar, we review the process for creating your municipal account in the HAP portal, cover how you confirm delinquent balances, and the process through which your municipality will get paid.

More information about receiving payments for overdue property taxes and municipal utility bills, as well as Frequently Asked Questions, can be found HERE (click the box labeled "Property Charges & Utility Providers"). For follow-up questions, please reach out to inixon@VHFA.org or mriggs@VHFA.org

 

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