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.


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. 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. Help your client complete VSHA's Pre-Application for Family Unification Voucher.
  2. Have the Documentation of Inadequate Housing Form recertified if it’s more than 60 days old.
  3. Email the completed forms to AHS.DCFFUVReferrals@vermont.gov.
  4. If case management has changed, update the Program Referral Form and send it 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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