Home Repair

The Community & Economic Development Office offers two kinds of loans for residential rehab:

Emergency Repair Loans:

  • $1,000 - $5,000 low interest loans for emergency repairs to correct life-threatening safety code violations
  • The property must be owner-occupied
  • Homeowners must meet income guidelines

Homeowner Rehabilitation Loans:

  • Property located in the Old North End Enterprise Community, King Street Neighborhood, and the Lakeside Neighborhood. For property eligibility, view a map of the Housing Program Target Neighborhood.
  • Low interest loans for rehabilitation of properties in need of new systems and major repairs
  • The property must be owner-occupied
  • If the property has rental units, there will be restrictions on tenant incomes and the amount of rent charged for five years
  • Homeowners and tenants must meet income guidelines


Thank you for your interest regarding this rehabilitation program.  We are currently examining all of our housing programs and considering how to best serve Burlington residents and meet their housing needs. Please contact Housing program Manager Todd Rawlings at (802) 652-4209 or trawlings@burlingtonvt.gov if you would like to be notified when this program is ready to accept applications.