the Mobile Home Project primarily works with mobile home park residents to help them achieve safe, decent and affordable living conditions.
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Call: (802) 660-3455 x204
News and Opportunities:
Watch the latest appearance of the Mobile Home Program on Live @ 5:25! This 30 minute episode talks about the importance of Mobile Home Communities throughout the state and is hosted by our own Rachel VanCleve.
The Mobile Home Project was recently featured on VPR's Vermont Edition! If you are interested in this issue, give us a call and present questions or comments.
Much work is being done to assist mobile home residents recover from the flooding caused by Hurricane Irene. Call the number above for the most up-to-date resources and important information on how to respond to this disaster.
Congratulations to the residents of Bunker Hill Mobile Home Park in Windsor! They have become the owners of their community; the first resident owned cooperative to purchase a Vermont mobile home park in over 18 years.
Neighborworks of Western Vermont wins Energy Grant -- additional financing for home weatherization improvements for Rutland County residents.
Learn more about Neighborworks of Western Vermont loan programs.
To give mobile home park residents greater control over their housing, through organizing and education, in order to protect and improve their housing rights and living conditions.
Who we are
The Mobile Home Project is a program of the Coordinated Statewide Housing Services division of CVOEO. We work with mobile home residents throughout the state of Vermont to defend their interests and ensure they are able to maintain their housing. We recognize that mobile homes are an important kind of affordable housing for many Vermonters and our goal is to keep mobile homes safe and affordable for Vermonters.
What we do
We provide information about:
- Financing, purchase, repair, and replacement of mobile homes
- Resident and park owner rights and responsibilities
- How to resolve health and safety concerns related to water, sewer, electricity, road conditions and how to contact the proper enforcement agencies
We counsel individuals:
- To better understand the terms and conditions of their leases or loans
- To steer them away from predatory loans
- Who wish to sell their mobile homes or are looking for available lots
- Who are facing eviction or foreclosure
We provide referrals to:
- Financial institutions for mortgages, refinancing, and home repair loans
- Agencies specializing in credit and debt counseling
- Lawyers and Superior Courts for illegal evictions, denied entry into parks, landlord-tenant disputes, or small claims
- Community action agencies for assistance with back-lot-rent, utility payment assistance, and weatherization services
- Fair Housing for cases of housing discrimination
- Efficiency Vermont for rebates and technical assistance
We assist residents:
- Who wish to organize resident associations
- Conducting elections for resident association leadership and writing by-laws
- Facing lot rent increases and provide guidance to residents who wish to seek mediation to dispute rent increases
- Facing park sales or closures
We promote the interests of mobile home residents by participating in the legislative and policy making processes in Vermont as mobile home park experts, and
Assist mobile home park residents in exercising their rights provided under Vermont state law. We do this by working directly with residents and in cooperation with governmental and non-governmental agencies.
See Vermont’s Mobile Home Park Law: 10 V.S.A. Chapter 153
The Mobile Home Project does not offer monetary assistance or legal services however we do provide counseling and referral services.
Physical Address & Mailing Address:
255 South Champlain Street, Suite # 9
Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: (802) 660-3451 ext. 204
Fax: (802) 651-4179
Shaun Gilpin, Program Director:
Sarah Woodward, Resident Organizer:
Rachel Van Cleve, Resident Counselor:
Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity