Know Your Rights
VT Legal Help https://vtlawhelp.org/housing
(A complete, easy to navigate, breakdown of VT housing law)
VT Tenants Pamphlet: http://essexvtlaw.com/VTrent.pdf
(An easy to digest, but comprehensive summary of Vermont tenant law)
VT Rental Law: https://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/chapter/09/137
(The law as writ)
VT Tenants Know Your Rights Illustrated Guide
(Fun comic book illustrating tenant rights in VT)
How to Organize your building
HERE is a link to TUB's literature on how to form a tenants association!
If you need help reaching out to your neighbors, you might find a useful template letter here to help you start the conversation!
Legal & COmmunity Aid
VT Legal Help
Housing Rights/Law: https://vtlawhelp.org/housing
Contact for Legal Help: https://vtlawhelp.org/how-we-can-help
COVID Legal and Benefits Updates: https://vtlawhelp.org/coronavirus-updates
Tenant Hotline: (802) 864-0099
Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA)
Phone: (802) 722-4575
toll free: (800) 464-9951
Who to call to file a housing complaint
Landlord refusing to make repairs? Call one of these numbers:
Brattleboro Municipal Code Enforcement Office: (802) 254-4831
Brattleboro Health Department Office: (888) 253-8805
Research: housing studies, history, organizing
2020 Out Of Reach: The High Cost of Housing
report by The National Low Income Housing Coalition, 2020
A data driven study detailing income and rent disparities naionally and state by state.
To jump to Vermont-specific details, see: Vermont State Data Overview and 2020 Out Of Reach Vermont Summary
The Vermont Housing Needs Assessment: 2020-2024
published in February 2020 by the Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development
A state study including helpful charts and graphs about state and county demographics, housing stock, cost burden, and more.
Housing Organizing for the Long Haul: Building on Experience
by Larry Lamar Yates, 2002
A history of housing activism in the U.S. since the 1930s.