Housing Resources and Initiatives
9.8.22 - CHT, Winooski Celebrate Completion of Butternut Grove, adding 20 new affordable homes to Winooski
9.6.22 - Winooski City Council approves new 'Housing Initiatives Director' staff position
8.8.22 - Changes Approved to Winooski's Unified Land Use and Development Regulations: On August 8, 2022, Winooski City Council approved the proposed amendments to our Unified Land Use and Development Regulations. These changes are designed to incentivize builders to create more housing that meets community priorities of affordability and more bedrooms for larger families. Land use regulations are the primary area of local control on our housing landscape, and thanks to months of work by our Planning Commission and lots of public input, this change can help create new housing that meets gaps in our community. Watch: 'Winooski aims to change zoning to make it easier to add housing in the city'.
Programs and Resources
The Champlain Housing Trust is a Community Land Trust that supports the people of Northwest Vermont and strengthens their communities through the development and stewardship of permanently affordable homes and related community assets.
Learn more about statewide hotlines, financial assistance, tenant rights & resources, and more via the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity
Vermont landlords and tenants, read The Definitive Guide to Renting in Vermont, produced in partnership with the Vermont Apartment Home Owners Association and the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development.
The Minimum Housing Complaint Form is available for any Winooski resident experiencing housing-related code violations.
Learn more about public health, landlord-tenant educational materials, and more.
The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) coordinates and oversees the implementation of the state's housing policy, facilitates collaboration among state housing agencies, serves as a resource to housing providers, and promotes the production and preservation of affordable housing for all.
The City of Winooski is excited to announce three new funding programs in partnership with Opportunities Credit Union to support affordable housing in Winooski! Made possible by the Housing Trust Fund, these programs encourage, create, and retain affordable housing options for low and moderate-income households through grants and loans to first-time homebuyers, organizations, developers, owner-occupants, or projects that create, preserve, repair, or replace long-term affordable housing units.
The Winooski Housing Authority was established in 1967 to provide safe and affordable housing opportunities in the city of Winooski and remains dedicated to that mission. We are committed to providing opportunities for seniors as well as people who experience barriers to housing because of income, disability or special needs in an environment that preserves personal dignity, and in a manner that maintains public trust. A primary goal of the Winooski Housing Authority is to continue providing housing for low and moderate income families while maintaining high standards of property management, service delivery and fiscal management.
This Commission is a policy advising group to the City Council. It serves to advise the Council on implementing the Housing Strategic Vision area as outlined in the Master Plan. Housing: "Ensure a mix of quality housing that maintains and enhances Winooski’s unique sense of place and supports the needs of the entire community."