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Addressing and Preventing Unsheltered Homelessness

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Data

Legislative Reports

Past Communications

Resources

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As an Agency we are committed to serving the most vulnerable and know the ending of the pandemic-era program was a major transition for individuals, households, and our staff.  AHS is committed to taking steps to address the transition and strengthen our systems and move forward in making meaningful, long-lasting change for Vermonters. We know this is not easy, and we know it is not perfect, but isolating those experiencing homelessness in hotels without access to services is not the answer.

This page provides information and resources for impacted individuals and families, communities, and the media.


Data

GA Emergency Housing Program

Data and information about the GA Emergency Housing Program (which includes the group formally known as the June Cohort) will be updated weekly below.

Please note that any data point that has an asterisk (*) means the numbers were redacted due to count size to protect the privacy of program participants.

Table – Household Information by Eligibility Category as of May 13, 2024

Category Currently Eligible
Age 65+ (Age 60+ if in Cohort) 85
Death of Spouse or Minor Child *
Disability 587
Domestic Violence 77
Families with Children 265
Health Code Violations/Eviction 146
Natural Disaster (Fire, Flood, Hurricane) 16
Pregnant *
Disability Variance 253
Grand Total 1440

Table – District Data Breakdown as of May 13, 2024

District Currently Eligible Adults Children
Barre District Office 151 195 63
Bennington District Office 151 184 79
Brattleboro District Office 188 210 51
Burlington District Office 279 329 92
Hartford District Office 73 80 23
Middlebury District Office 15 15 4
Morrisville District Office 24 27 4
Newport District Office 18 21 6
Rutland District Office 389 466 155
Springfield District Office 42 52 20
St Albans District Office 64 74 16
St Johnsbury District Office 46 55 28
Grand Total 1440 1708 541

Past weekly eligibility tables

Pandemic-Era GA Emergency Housing Program

Data on the number of households eligible as part of the Pandemic-Era GA Emergency Housing Program is available for May 24, 2023, through April 22, 2024.

Past weekly eligibility tables

Please note the numbers in the tables do not reflect the number of households that were served in all DCF housing programs.

Coordinated Entry

Coordinated Entry is a system to streamline access to housing support services and resources for individuals experiencing a housing crisis. The system was developed to assess and match households experiencing homelessness for eligible services based on vulnerability, sustainability, and length of homelessness through a standardized, scored assessment. A monthly dashboard provides data on the number of individuals served, types of households, and established performance measures for each region in Vermont.

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Important To Note About the Dashboard

  • The dashboard includes data about those served through the GA Emergency Housing Program to the extent those households have completed the Coordinated Entry Assessment. Not all households in GA have completed the Coordinated Entry Assessment and the data is not deduplicated.
  • Not all households currently experiencing homelessness are in Coordinated Entry.
  • The data in the dashboard is not intended to be a comprehensive report on all households experiencing homelessness in Vermont, however, it is the best proxy available.
  • The data is primarily self-reported and based on initial assessment when a household enters Coordinated Entry.
  • Survivors who access Coordinated Entry through a victim service provider will not be represented in the dashboard, as those providers are statutorily prohibited from entering data into the system. 

Legislative Reports


Past DCF Communications


Resources 


Where to Get Help

  • The Coordinated Entry Lead Agencies in your area can help you find or keep housing if you are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
  • If you are a GA program participant, please contact the Economic Services Division at 1-800-479-6151.
    • If you contacted the Economic Services Division and still need assistance, please contact your local Field Service Director.
      • If you contacted the Field Service Director and still need assistance, please call the AHS Central Office at 802-241-0440.
  • If you would like to email information about a case, please send it to AHS.DCFPublicInfo@vermont.gov.
  • For media inquiries, please email AHS.DCFCommunications@vermont.gov.