Family Unification Program

Information for Referring Agencies: YDP, FSD, FSH, Reach Up & CE


►Start by viewing this Webinar about the referral process. 


Quick overview of the referral & application process:

  1. Identify families & youth who may be eligible for & interested in FUP.
  2. Do an initial screen for eligibility.
  1. Make sure required case management is in place (at least 12 months for families and 36 months for youth).
  2. Complete the fillable PROGRAM REFERRAL FORM and have it signed by the appropriate supervisor, district director or district manager.
  3. Complete and sign the fillable INADEQUATE HOUSING VERIFICATION FORM.
  4. Email the completed forms to AHS.DCFFUVReferrals@vermont.gov.

If a voucher becomes available for your client:

DCF Central Office staff will ask you to:

  1. Help your client complete VSHA's HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM: APPLICATION FOR ASSISTANCE.
  2. Email the completed form to AHS.DCFFUVReferrals@vermont.gov.
  3. Have the Inadequate Housing Form recertified if it’s more than 60 days old.

Read the FUP APPENDIX for details about the process, priorities and definitions.

Contact Us

Sarah Phillips, Director
Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO)
280 State Drive
Waterbury, VT - 05671-1050
Phone: (802) 241-0935

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