Resources

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)

Legal & COmmunity Aid

VT Legal Help
Phone: 1-800-889-2047
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

VT Tenants
Tenant Hotline:
(802) 864-0099
CVOEO Website
email: vttenants@cvoeo.org

Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA)
Phone: (802) 722-4575
toll free: (800) 464-9951
https://www.sevca.org/contact

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.


The Tenants Union of Brattleboro does NOT provide legal advice or offer legal services. Our materials are written and/or compiled by volunteer tenants rights advocates, not lawyers.