Resources for finding out about homelessness in Vermont improved

By: Leslie Black-Plumeau

The Vermont Council on Homelessness has a new website providing information about the state's initiatives to help end homelessness.  The responsibilities of the Council include development, monitoring and periodic revision of Vermont’s Plan to End Homelessness. The Council also makes annual recommendations to the Governor and Administration regarding resource, policy, and regulatory changes necessary to reduce and end homelessness in Vermont.

In related news, the Vermont Coalition to End Homelessness recently expanded its website to include the results of the 2017 Point In Time Count.  During this count in January 2017, 1225 Vermonters were found to be literally homeless, an overall increase in homelessness by 11% compared to the 2016 Point-in-Time Count. Included in the total were 306 children, representing 25% of the total population counted. 

The Vermont COVID Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program is no longer accepting applications. For emergency rental assistance, please contact Vermont State Housing Authority.