We are all things home.

February 2020
Love is in the for all things home. Does your home need some love? Or are you looking for a home to love? They say that home is where the heart is and we want to make sure that rings true for you. Whether your home just needs a little support, or maybe a bigger energy project, we want to encourage you to focus on making your home happy, healthy and loved this month. 

Sending you love from all of us here at NeighborWorks of Western Vermont!
HEAT Squad and Efficiency Vermont team up to bring weatherization incentives to underserved communities. 

HEAT Squad and Efficiency Vermont

HEAT Squad and Efficiency Vermont are partnering to expand access to Efficiency Vermont's key weatherization program, Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®, in regions of the state where a lack of contractor availability has made it difficult for many to participate. Historically, households in the Northeast Kingdom and in Bennington County have had access to fewer Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® contractors than other regions in Vermont. The partnership will leverage HEAT Squad's services to help Vermonters in these regions participate in the Efficiency Vermont incentive programs, which currently pay for half the cost of a weatherization project up to $4,000 for qualified moderate-income households. Those interested in pursuing a comprehensive weatherization project should visit or to learn more about HEAT Squad services, visit

Homebuyer Education Class 

Homebuyer Education Certificates Save You Money!

Community is at the heart of everything we do, including our Homebuyer Education.

We collaborate with local lenders, insurance agencies, realtors, and inspectors who volunteer as presenters at our Homebuyer Education Classes. Many of our lending partners even offer discounts to class graduates, from $100 - $500!

Learn more on our Homebuyer Education page, and sign up for a class today!

Learn More about Homebuyer Education
Want to join the team? 

We're Hiring!

We currently have two positions open at NeighborWorks of Western Vermont and are looking for energetic folks to join our dynamic team! 

HEAT Squad Southern VT Energy Auditor: Seeking a full-time Energy Auditor located in Southern VT to join the team to conduct energy audits in Rutland, Bennington, Windham, and Windsor counties. The auditor will listen to the property owner’s needs, and provide solutions to help save money, improve comfort, and address health and safety issues. This position requires knowledge of building science, energy usage, and a basic understanding of construction. CLICK HERE to find out more and apply.

Customer Service Coordinator: Seeking a full-time Customer Service Coordinator to play a pivotal role in helping to support excellent customer service. The Customer Service Coordinator is a front-line staff member responsible for ensuring a smooth customer experience from greeting customers and handling all inquiries to completing initial program paperwork, determining customer needs, offering appropriate programs to help, and managing accurate customer information. CLICK HERE to find out more and apply.

Aaron Jones, NWWVT's Home Repair Coordinator, goes over a home repair project with a customer. 

Give Your Home Some Love!

Do you have any home repair projects that feel too big for you to tackle? If you have a leaky roof, chimney work, shaky stairs, or a family member who needs assistance accessing your home, we can help. 

We offer affordable loans, advice, access to contractors, and support throughout projects so homeowners can make necessary repairs that they might otherwise not be able to afford. Common repair projects include accessibility issues, roof repairs, outdated wiring, bathroom modifications, foundation issues, and chimney work.

If you have a home repair project in mind, contact NeighborWorks of Western Vermont at (802) 438-2303 or go to our Home-Repair-Loan page to learn more and apply for our home repair loan.

Eligibility based on household size and a maximum income. Must own a home or rental property in Addison, Rutland or Bennington County and work with NeighborWorks of Western Vermont. 

Carbon Monoxide alarms are essential in any home. 

Home Health: Winter Carbon Monoxide

When winter temperatures drop, the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in the home increases. To keep your home and family safe, knowing and understanding the risks associated with carbon monoxide is important. Read on to find out what it is and how to prevent this risk. 

Read More Here
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