Submitted by Leslie Black-Plumeau on February 7, 2017 - 8:52am
As a part of the ongoing Roadmap to End Homelessness work that VHFA has partially funded through a partnership with the Agency of Human Services, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board and many others, national experts on Supportive Housing will be in Vermont next week to provide a training on best practices.
Housing developers, managers, and advocates are strongly encouraged to attend to learn about the most successful ways of creating affordable housing with necessary supportive services to increase households’ success in living independently after homelessness.
Submitted by Leslie Black-Plumeau on December 21, 2016 - 10:15am
Please join us at the State House in Montpelier on January 5 to renew Vermont's commitment to ending homelessness. The day will include time to meet with lawmakers and experts to discuss effective strategies Vermont could use to conquer remaining challenges in ending homelessness. A vigil will also be held to remember those who have died without homes and the hundreds of Vermonters still searching for safe, secure housing they can afford.
The Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition is co-sponsoring this event with the Vermont Coalition to End Homelessness.
Submitted by Leslie Black-Plumeau on August 24, 2016 - 9:17am
A steering committee of housing and service providers, state agencies and funding organizations is working to reduce homelessness and stabilize vulnerable populations. The committee’s current goal is to develop a system for facilitating service-connected affordable housing options, building local capacity, determining costs and identifying available and needed resources.
Submitted by Leslie Black-Plumeau on May 31, 2016 - 10:09am
The number of homeless living in the U.S. who are over the age of 50 has jumped recently, and now comprises 31 percent of the nation's total homeless population, according to the New York Times. This is creating "daunting challenges for social service agencies and governments already struggling with this crisis of poverty."