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Homelessness

Pre-register by August 1 for meeting to re-envision the General Assistance Housing Program

From the VT Department for Children and Families:

Your feedback needed for Vermont’s Plan to End Homelessness

Want to help end one of our state’s most serious housing problems?

Storm-damaged COTS Daystation in Burlington needs your help

Despite the generous recent support of community members, storm damage to the COTS Daystation on July 4th will require even more donations to resume operations.

Vermonters describe homelessness experiences

Burlington Free PressSeveral Vermonters addressed an audience of agency officials and Vermont Interfaith Action group members on Wednesday to share their experiences with homelessness.   Vermont Interfaith Action is a consortium of a religious organizations. 

Webinar tomorrow on ending veteran homelessness

The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) will hold a webinar tomorrow at 3 pm on developing approaches that bring together the resources available to veterans in need of housing and life improvements. 

Highlighting the plight of homeless Vermont children

According to the Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS), 141 Burlington area school children were staying in temporary shelter last October--an alarming increase from five years earlier.

HUD, VA provide additional permanent housing and support to homeless vets in Vermont

HUD announced last week that it will provide $153,036 to Vermont State Housing Authority to supply permanent housing and case management for more than 25 homeless veterans in Vermont.   The assistance will be provided through HUD’s Veterans Affa

"Solidarity Sleep Out" for homeless youth

A group of business and community leaders will spend the night of March 29th sleeping outdoors, on the grounds of the Burlington Unitarian Church.   Run by Spectrum Youth and Family Services, the sleep out is intended to help raise awareness of youth

Help fill the house at Pathways Vermont's (fill the) house party!

Pathways to Housing Vermont will be hosting its first ever fundraising event this weekend.   The party will take place on Saturday, February 18th at Cafe Maglianero in Downtown Burlin

Learning about a Vermont family's road into and out of homelessness

According to WCAX's story this week about a local family of four, the road out of homelessness is particularly long and challenging when juggling the needs of children.   

The family spent six months in a shelter specially designed for families, which required balancing the demands of living with ten other families.  The family's oldest daughter faced the additional complexities of  attending elementary school while living in a shelter.

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