HT HOC Services Info (82KB PDF) – handout with information about Homeownership Center services from the Housing Trusts.
Vermont has five “Homeownership Centers” (HOCs) which provide, statewide, housing counseling services (pre- and post-purchase counseling, homebuyer education, delinquency and foreclosure intervention), as well as operate Rehabilitation Loan Funds for critical home repairs, providing assistance to homeowners with construction specifications and construction oversight. The Homeownership Centers provide critical support to Vermont homeowners, as well as educating new homebuyers. These centers are now working with victims of Tropical Storm Irene, many of whom have been referred by Long Term Recovery Committees, human service agencies, state agencies, municipalities, and lenders. Counselors are certified and experienced, and all counseling services are available to the public free of charge.