The $34 million is the most state money the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board has received from a single bond since its inception in the 1980s.
Human Services Secretary Al Gobeille said departments generally are not allowed to spend more than the Legislature budgeted, but that the administration is allowing it in this situation.
Some of the units will be for patients leaving the hospital. “People may be living in a tent or some other makeshift dwelling. The hospital can’t release people somewhere like that,” says one person involved.
Town officials say they won’t try to enact a ban due to free-speech concerns. But they are looking at other possible solutions including an outreach team and a jobs program.
News Release — ANEW Place May 19, 2017 Contact: Kevin Pounds 802.862.9879 x1001 89 North St, Burlington, VT 05401 [email protected] ANEW Place is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has appointed Kevin Pounds as Executive Director. Pounds replaces Valerie Brosseau at the helm of ANEW Place, a community-based nonprofit with a mission to […]
Advocates will take to tents to dramatize new state numbers that report a rising problem.
Part of the credit is going to a number of projects to convert failing motels into permanent or transitional housing with on-site medical and social services.
News Release — Merchants Bank February 15, 2017 Contact: Anita Bourgeois Merchants Bank, 275 Kennedy Drive, S. Burlington, VT 05403 802-865-1641, [email protected] Burlington, VT — Merchants Bank and Merchants Bank’s customers around Chittenden County donated hundreds of items to the Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) at the end of 2016, along with a check for […]
News Release – Chittenden Homeless Alliance & Northeast Delta Dental February 13, 2017 Contact: Margaret Bozik, Chittenden Homeless Alliance 802-861-7370 Crystal Carroll, Northeast Delta Dental 603-223-1228 Grant to support efforts in Chittenden County that aim at making homelessness rare and brief Burlington, VT – The Chittenden County Homeless Alliance announced today a $60,000 grant from […]
Activists stood in the 27-degree weather to call for further action.
The Bennington County Coalition for the Homeless is about to open a new shelter and add staff, and its budget for next year is increasing roughly 50 percent.
In Rutland County, the number of nights spent in motels by victims of domestic violence through the voucher program increased by more than 2,000 from fiscal year 2015 to fiscal 2016.
News Release — Champlain Housing Trust Sept. 16, 2016 Contact: Chris Donnelly Director of Community Relations Champlain Housing Trust (802) 861-7305 direct (802) 310-0623 cell (802) 862-6244 main Burlington, VT – The Champlain Housing Trust announced today it had exceeded a benchmark set by Governor Shumlin to house more people who are without a home. […]
However, numbers show an increase in people seeking shelter because of domestic violence, according to human services officials.