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Homelessness

Conference keynote video online

You can watch Michelle Kennedy's keynote address from Nov. 18's Vermont Statewide Housing Conference here:

Michelle lives in Chelsea, Vt., and is the author of a number of books about parenting, including "Without a Net: Middle Class and Homeless (with Kids) in America," which details her time as a homeless mother of three.

COTS calling

The Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) is holding its annual phonathon through Dec. 10 to raise money to fight homelessness in Vermont.

If you'd like to volunteer to help, they have a number of different opportunities available.

Homelessness in the news

The Burlington Free Press focused on Burlington's Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) in Saturday's The Giving Season article.

Read the article online.

Homelessness in Sunday's paper

Homelessness took front stage in this Sunday's Burlington Free Press.

Read Terri Hallenbeck's story "Homeless shelters fill up fast."

Homelessness stories in the press

Spurred by our publication of "Family Homelessness in Vermont" (388 KB; PDF), the fourth in a series of VHFA issue papers released last week, there have been a number of stories about homelessness in local media.

VHFA publishes homelessness report

report cover VHFA published its latest issue paper this morning. "Family Homelessness in Vermont" is the fourth in a series of issue papers we began two years ago.

"Family Homelessness in Vermont," written by VHFA Public Affairs Manager John Fairbanks, explores the number of homeless Vermonters, the state of Vermont's shelters, why people are homeless, as well as what Vermonters are doing about the problem and what more we can do.

New report addresses chronic homelessness in Vermont

chronic homelessness reportVHFA has just published "The Costs and Benefits of Assisting Vermont's Chronic Homelessness."

COTS Walk raises $143,000

This past weekend's COTS Walk raised $143,000 to benefit the Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) in Burlington.

The annual 3-mile walk around downtown Burlington raises money and awareness to benefit COTS's mission to provide emergency shelter, services, and housing for the homeless.

Mark your calendar: Next year's COTS Walk is set for Sunday, May 3.

COTS Walk registration now open

cots walkBurlington's Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) has started accepting registrations for its annual COTS Walk event, to be held Sunday, May 4.

The 3-mile walk around downtown Burlington raises money and awareness to benefit COTS's mission to provide emergency shelter, services, and housing for the homeless.

A number of VHFA staffers will be joining the walk this year.

COTS marks a quarter-century of helping Vermonters

cots 25th anniversary logoThe Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

The Burlington non-profit organization provides emergency shelter, services, and housing for people who are homeless; and also advocates for long-term solutions to end homelessness.

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