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Information For Local Housing Support Workers

Policies & Procedures

Step-by-Step Application Process

Step 1: Identify applicants through the Coordinated Entry Process.

Applicants will be referred to you from the local Master List. 

Step 2: Help applicant complete the application.

Make sure the CARES application is fully completed, includes all the required supporting documents, and is signed by everyone required to sign it.

Step 3: Submit the application and supporting documents to CVOEO.

  • MAIL: Cares Housing Voucher, PO Box 1603, Burlington, VT 05402.
  • EMAIL: If you can do so securely, email CARES.HVP@cvoeo.org.
  • ONLINE: Upload documents securely at https://coordhousvt.egnyte.com/ul/Wy9RIUxqrm.  If possible, consolidate all the documents into just one file. Name it as follows: County-Client's Initials-Worker's Initials-Support Agency's Name. For example: Lamoille-LB-JS-HousingResourceCenter.

Step 4: CVOEO staff will review the application. 

If the application is complete and they are eligible, CVOEO will send the applicant a pre-approval letter outlining the next steps.

Step 5: Help the applicant to find housing. 

Step 6: CVOEO will finalize the CARES Housing Voucher.

Project Requirements & Forms

Appendix A - Definition of Homelessness & Documentation Requirements
Appendix B - Income Verification & Client Portion of Rent
Appendix C - Fair Market Rent & Rent Reasonableness
Appendix D - Determining Unit Size
Appendix E - Housing Inspection
Appendix F. Coordinated Entry Prioritization & Verification
Appendix G - CARES Housing Voucher Application
Appendix H - Housing Review Form (not yet available)
Appendix I - VAWA Requirements
Appendix J - Client Notice of Rights
Appendix K - Lease Addendum
Appendix L - VAWA Property Owner Rights
Appendix M - VAWA Certifications
Appendix N - Emergency Transfer Request
Appendix O - VAWA Release
Appendix P - Self-Declaration of Housing Status

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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