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Homelessness

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 Af

"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 you

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 Burl

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.

Angus Chaney joins AHS Secretary's office

Angus Chaney is joining the office of Agency of Human Services Secretary Doug Racine to focus on an integrated approach to housing and homelessness.

Unemployment is most common cause of homelessness

An annual survey of municipal officials in 29 large U.S. cities found unemployment at the top of the list of homelessness causes, according to  a recent report from the The U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Task Force on Hunger and Homelessness.  Respondents were asked to provide information on emergency food assistance and homeless services provided between September 1, 2010 and August 31, 2011.

Strategies to combat homelessness in Vermont

Citing three deaths of people who were homeless this winter, Governor Peter Shumlin re-instituted the Vermont Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH) at a press conference yesterday. Angus Chaney, Agency of Human Services (AHS) Director of Housing, has been named chair and will work with the 22-member Council to:

Homelessness in the news

Today’s Burlington Free Press had two articles regarding homelessness in Vermont: 

The first discussed yesterday’s vigil in Montpelier where shelter and homeless service providers described the persistent needs among Vermont families and individuals facing homelessness.   Highlighting the success of programs that seek to prevent homelessness, officials at the vigil called on Vermont lawmakers to recognize these successes by focusing future efforts in this area. Read more.

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