ReNew will make available building materials and appliances to address structural, health, safety, energy efficiency, and other basic, non-cosmetic housing repair and improvement needs for families who need them but are unable to afford them. They will provide the materials, via a voucher system, to clients who have been screened, assessed and determined eligible by SEVCA staff. Materials may include, but are not limited to: doors, windows, flooring, roofing, appliances, plumbing fixtures, electrical supplies, and energy efficiency materials. Vouchers are good for 90 days and are not transferable.
SEVCA’s Family Service Worker (FSW) will identify families who have a demonstrated need for building materials to perform minor repairs in their own homes, and who are unable to pay for the materials on their own. ReNew staff may also refer to SEVCA any individuals or families whom they feel might need assistance. The FSW will conduct assessments of potential clients to determine eligibility and the nature of their need, and contact RENEW to see if they have the needed materials in stock. If so, the FSW will complete and provide clients with the required paperwork to enable them to pick up the materials from ReNew. SEVCA will also provide other services to clients as needed and applicable, including crisis housing and fuel assistance, housing stabilization, case management, budget counseling, financial management education, and advocacy.
HOW TO APPLY
This program is available to residents served by SEVCA, from White River Junction to Brattleboro, including towns in Windsor and Windham counties. For more information please contact a family service worker with Southern Vermont Community Action in your area at 800-464-9951 or 802-722-4575.