A “historic” surge of federal relief funding will qualify struggling Vermonters to receive $280 million to pay back rent, future rent payments and utility bills in the months ahead.
The organization originally filed a petition in March that led to the initial moratorium on disconnections.
Advocates say the state’s stabilization effort should temporarily stave off mass evictions, but it won’t solve the affordable housing crisis.
Law enforcement officers are stationed in more than half of Vermont’s school districts. Are they keeping staff and students safer?
The organization’s leader said he doesn’t believe any client or staff data has been compromised, though an audit will take place to ensure that’s the case.
The measure provides tenants who can’t afford to pay rent a moratorium until 30 days after the Covid-19 state of emergency ends. But it does not provide a rent freeze.
The Vermont Supreme Court has extended its judicial emergency order, but is lifting its restrictions on non-emergency court hearings.
After weeks of discussion, the Senate unanimously approved a measure to freeze evictions and foreclosures during the Covid-19 crisis.
Two tenants allege the city violated their rights when it deemed their living situations unsafe and ordered them to leave without adequate notice.
Lawmakers, advocates and insurance companies are considering six new tactics to lower drug costs.
Attorney General TJ Donovan said criminal convictions have inordinately marginalized the rural poor.
The Autosaver Group sells some 10% of all cars in Vermont at its nine dealerships in the state. A VTDigger special investigation found its checkered legal history isn’t a thing of the past.
Proponents of including more nonviolent felonies say it would help remove the hurdle ex-offenders face in finding employment opportunities years after they committed an offense.
State law requires that schools only isolate students as a last resort. But data shows a spike of incidents when students were inappropriately secluded.