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Disaster recovery

Donate to Brattleboro Housing Authority fund for residents affected by Irene

In addition to damaging their office building, Tropical Storm Irene devastated elderly housing run by the Brattleboro Housing Authority (BHA).   The Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition is reporting that BHA had damage in 70 of the 80 apartments at Melrose Senior Housing and have had to put up many seniors in temporary housing in motels.

Governor Shumlin lists steps for owners of Irene-damaged homes

The governor held a press conference in Moretown, Vermont yesterday to meet with residents, survey damage from Tropical Storm Irene and outline the various federal and state programs designed to help them get properties repaired  and rebuilt.  Read the governor's press release and list of  resources for homeowners.

HUD announces disaster assistance for Vermont storm victims

On Friday, September 2nd, US Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced several ways the agency will be speeding federal disaster assistance to Vermont and providing support for displaced owners and renters.

The notice announces that HUD is:

Eight counties now eligible for FEMA individual assistance

Over the weekend, four more counties were added to the list of those eligible for FEMA individual assistance to help recover from damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene. Residents of Addison, Bennington, Chittenden, Orange, Rutland, Washington, Windham, and Windsor counties can now register for FEMA assistance online or by phone at 1-800-621-3362.    At the time of this posting, FEMA had approved 334 applications from Vermont households.

FEMA adds Windham to list of counties eligible for individual assistance

Windham County was added to the list of Vermont counties designated as eligible for individual assistance from FEMA.   This means that individual residents of Chittenden, Rutland, Washington, Windham and Windsor counties may apply directly to FEMA for assistance recovering from damage from Tropical Storm Irene.  

Storm-related information for VHFA mortgage holders, multifamily properties, and others

The flooding and damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene has been immense. Below is a comprehensive list of resources available from various agencies as will as how to proceed if your home or housing property has been impacted:


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