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Financial Assistance Programs

BED continues to focus on supporting our customers who have experienced pandemic-related financial hardships and reminds our customers about the availability of the following assistance programs:

BED Energy
Assistance Program

Assistance is available to all income-qualified customers in the form of a monthly bill credit of 12.5%.

Vermont Homeowner
Assistance Program

Vermont HAP helps homeowners prevent home foreclosure and displacement with assistance for overdue mortgage payments, homeowners association fees, property taxes, and utilities.

Vermont Emergency Rental
Assistance Program

VERAP helps renters with pandemic-related financial challenges pay for rent, electricity, gas, water, sewer, trash removal, fuel oil, wood and pellets.

Net Zero Energy Podcast

The City of Burlington, Vermont’s goal is to reduce, and eventually eliminate, fossil fuel usage. In this podcast series, Burlington’s Director of Sustainability Jennifer Green and her guests will be sharing ways we can all reduce our energy usage for heating, driving, and everything else we plug in.

Old Spokes Home | Jon Copans

Biking is the most energy efficient way for people to get around. Executive Director of Old Spokes Home Jon Copans talks about their mission to make bikes more accessible and affordable for all Burlingtonians and how Old Spokes Home is helping us achieve our Net Zero Energy goal.

CarShare Vermont | Annie Bourdon

Annie Bourdon, Executive Director of CarShare Vermont, talks with us about the history, benefits, and considerations of carsharing in Burlington. In addition to offering an affordable alternative to owning a vehicle, CarShare Vermont’s fleet includes electric vehicles. This is a great way for Burlingtonians to familiarize themselves with EV technology and contribute to the City’s Net Zero Energy vision.

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