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Homelessness

Canal Street Veterans Housing celebrates 5 years of success

Five years after opening its doors to homeless veterans, Canal Street Veterans Housing is celebrating its success in moving residents to permanent housing and employment. Eighty-seven percent of all residents moved into permanent housing after leaving Canal Street and all of those who were able to work were employed.

Temporary housing available for Vermonters at risk of homelessness during weekend's extreme cold

Vermonters at risk of homelessness should  call 2-1-1 to arrange for temporary housing during the extreme cold this weekend, Governor Peter Shumlin advised Friday.

The Vermont Division of Emergency Management & Homeland Security is issuing wind chill warnings for most of the state from 4 a.m. Saturday through 7 p.m. Sunday, with wind chill temperatures expected to plunge to between 25 and 40 below zero.

Homelessness Awareness Day and Memorial Vigil at the VT State House

The state's homeless shelters and service providers will commemorate the thousands of homeless and at-risk Vermonters who received housing and/or services this past year. For more information, contact Linda Ryan, (602) 373-6505.

Sponsored by the Vermont Coalition to End Homelessness and the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition.

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Homeless at Vermont shelters rose in number and length of stay in 2015

The number of people who stayed in Vermont's emergency shelters last year and the average length of their stays were at their highest point in a decade. According to a recent report from Vermont's Department for Children and Families (DCF), publicly-supported emergency shelters in the state served 4,303 people in July 2014 through June 2015, up from 3,934 in the prior year.

Can we get VT's veterans housed by December 2015?

The VA Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont State Housing Authority and Vermont Council on Homelessness are committed to the national goal of ending homelessness among Veterans by 2015.

Exploring solutions to homelessness in Vermont

Housing and homelessnessVermont suffered a 9% increase in homelessness last year, according to a new report from Champlain Housing Trust and Housing Vermont.

Affordable housing is key to a child's success in school

Housing and educationA new paper was released today that highlights the intersection of affordable housing and education, and the benefits that an affordable home provides kids in terms of their ability to learn in school.

Access to housing for the homeless roundtable set for April 15

Housing policy course cloudAn important roundtable discussion will take place on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 on the needs of housing and support service collaboration.

Vermont Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program survey

1 keyThe Vermont Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program, administered by the state Office of Economic Opportunity, provides a blend of state and federal (HUD) funding in all regions of the state for homeless shelters as well as non-profit programs engaged in work t

Vermont lawmakers urged to prevent homelessness through rental subsidies

VT Section 8 vouchersAt Thursday’s vigil on the Statehouse steps and joint legislative hearing on homelessness,  Vermonters who have experienced homelessness and service providers  were among the voices urging lawmakers to consider long-term solution

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