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Federal support for Vermont homeless programs renewed

Nearly $3.6 million in annual federal assistance for transitional and permanent housing and supportive to Vermonters who experience homelessness  will be renewed. Nationwide, a total of $72 million will be provided, announced HU

VHFA-er “changes the world” with gift to Morningside Shelter

Robin Howe knows how to stretch a dollar. Howe, VHFA's Multifamily Operations Specialist, worked to turn a one dollar public relations campaign into a $2,590 gift to a homeless shelter in Brattleboro, Vermont.

Emergency housing requests rise amidst news of continued high Vermont rents

Calls fielded by Vermont 2-1-1 operators for emergency housing increased dramatically during January and February 2013.   Calls for housing and shelter assistance exceeded all other types of calls in February.  

Comprehensive, on-the-ground outreach assists hundreds of Burlingtonians

Burlington Free PressToday’s Burlington Free Press spotlights Matt Young, supervisor for the Howard Center’s Street Outreach Team, who “doesn’t just find the homeless shelter [but] wants to show them the way to a home.”  Young and his team walk the streets of Burlington, assisting

Annual count of Vermont homeless to take place January 29-30, 2013

Vermont's 2013 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count will take place next Tuesday, January 29 Wednesday, January 30, 2013.

Governor Shumlin signs Vermont’s Plan to End Homelessness

Hours before Governor Shumlin delivered his second inaugural address last week, Vermonters combating homelessness gathered on the Statehouse steps in Montpelier.

Upcoming Homeless Awareness Vigil and Legislative Day


The Vermont Homeless Awareness Vigil and Legislative Day

  • 8:30 am - 12 pm
  • Vermont State House -  115 State Street,  Montpelier, VT


Events calendar for week of December 3, 2012

Organizing your schedule for next week? Check out the list below and the Events Calendar page on VHFA’s website for the latest Vermont housing events.


Plan for ending homelessness in Vermont drafted

The Vermont Council on Homelessness has been working on writing a new Plan to End Homelessness and just released a draft for public comment.

Child homelessness remains a widespread U.S. problem

Homelessness among children and teenagers is a chronic problem in Vermont and many other states. In 2011, 838 Vermonters under the age of 18 spent time in the state's shelters, reported the VT Office of Economic Opportunity.


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