Family Unification Program

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


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

►View the FUP Referral Process Training to learn about making referrals and the roles of VSHA and DCF in the process.


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.
  3. Make sure required case management is in place (at least 12 months for families and 36 months for youth).
  4. Complete the fillable PROGRAM REFERRAL FORM. Get it signed by the appropriate supervisor, district director or district manager.
  5. Complete and sign the fillable DOCUMENTATION OF INADEQUATE HOUSING FORM.
  6. Complete VSHA's Pre-Application for Family Unification Voucher.
  7. Email your completed forms to AHS.DCFFUVReferrals@vermont.gov.

IF A VOUCHER BECOMES AVAILABLE FOR YOUR CLIENT

DCF Central Office staff will ask you to:
  1. Update any information that has changed.
    1. Email your updated forms to AHS.DCFFUVReferrals@vermont.gov.
  2. Recertify your forms if they are older than 60 days.
    1. Email your recertified forms to AHS.DCFFUVReferrals@vermont.gov.
VSHA staff will ask the client to:
  1. Submit the full VSHA HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM: APPLICATION FOR ASSISTANCE with verifications and releases.
  2. Complete the FAMILY UNIFICATION PROGRAM CHECKLIST to make sure they have everything needed.

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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