South Burlington, VT asked in Landlord - Tenant for Vermont

Q: I always request maintenance make an appointment for non-emergent issues which they ignore. Do I have a right to this?

I live in a subsidized building. They’ve entered my home without notice repeatedly over the years, including many times when I wasn’t home. They’ve gone through my closets, moved personal items (including tampons, etc from my bathroom), and damaged all of my windows (used a crowbar and gouged the wood frame). I’ve stated specifically that I MUST be home and they need to make an appointment with me for non-emergent work, but they ignore that. They’ve walked into my apartment while I was in the shower after knocking just once. They act like they have full rights to my home anytime they want. I’m a trauma survivor (I have PTSD, diagnosed), and these actions make me feel very unsafe and disrespected. I feel I have zero privacy. I never know when they’ll just walk into my apartment. What are my rights in this situation? Do they have to give me notice about entering for any non-emergent reason?

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