–Manufactured Home Repair Program

The current application round for the Manufactured Home Improvement and Repair Program (MHIR) will close in two stages this summer:

Home Repair Awards: Applications close on June 30, 2024.
Infill or Foundation Awards: Applications close on August 31, 2024.

Note: Applicants with existing and/or incomplete applications in either of these programs will continue to have access to their partially completed applications after these dates, and will continue to be able to upload missing or required documents using the portal.

Emergency Home Repairs
Applications for emergency home repairs, including complete loss of heat, electricity, or water, will open on July 1, 2024.

Future Application Rounds
Information about the 2025 MHIR application round will be available in early 2025.

Manufactured Home Repair Awards are available to homeowners of mobile homes in a mobile home park (also known as manufactured home communities). To be eligible for this program, the manufactured home must:

Note: Projects must be approved before work begins. MHIR does not pay for retroactive work. 

Given the varying levels of need, this program offers three tiers of assistance with varying requirements:

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Eligible uses of Manufactured Home Repair funds include:

  • Roof repairs;
  • Stairs, ramps, railings, and roofs for accessibility needs;
  • Heating system repairs;
  • Repairs to walls, ceilings, siding, or skirting;
  • Hot water system repairs;
  • Repairs to rectify code violations (electrical safety);
  • Preparation for weatherization; and
  • Plumbing and associated damage from leaks.

This program does not fund upgrades or retroactive work.

Examples of ineligible expense include:

  • Upgrades to equipment, appliances, doors, siding. etc.;
  • Repairs that have already been completed;
  • Decorative refurbishments or improvements;
  • Repairs to homes that are not located in a Vermont Mobile Home Park; and
  • New foundations or slabs under an existing home.

For assistance with the Home Repair application, please contact CVOEO at: (802) 660-3455 ext. 204 or email mhp@cvoeo.org.

– Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply?

Owners of mobile homes within a mobile home park who have a home repair need.

  • Park must be listed in the Registry of Vermont Mobile Home Parks
  • The home must be the primary residence of the homeowner.
  • Projects must be approved before work begins. MHIR does not pay for retroactive work. 

Note: Owners of mobile homes on owned land are not eligible for this program.

Who isn’t eligible?
How long will the Program be taking applications?

MHIR will continue taking applications until October 31, 2024, or the funds run out, whichever comes first. Projects must be completed by March 31, 2025.

How many times can I apply?

Awards can be up to $18,000 for necessary repairs to maintain habitability, applicants may apply multiple times until they reach the program cap.

Can a case manager apply on behalf of an owner?

Yes, with full knowledge and consent from the homeowner, a case manager can apply on their behalf. Application assistance is available through the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO) for Home Repair application assistance only.

Is there an income eligibility requirement?

No, this program does not require income eligibility, but homeowners must attest to their income in the application.

How do I apply?

Applicants shall complete the application and upload supporting documentation through the online portal, which can be found at: https://mhirprogram.vsha.org/

For Home Repair application assistance, please contact CVOEO at:  (802) 660-3455 ext. 204 or mhp@cvoeo.org

Paper applications can be made available by request as a reasonable accommodation for disability or lack of access to the necessary technology and submitted by email to: mhirprogram@vsha.org  or by mailing to:

MHIR Program
VT State Housing Authority
One Prospect Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

*Please note that due to the increased processing time for paper applications, your eligibility determination, correspondence, and payments may be delayed.

As a homeowner, is the award money received taxable income?

No, this financial assistance is not taxable income for homeowners, and you will not receive a 1099 tax form.