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Pandemic Era GA Program 2023

Data and information about the GA Emergency Housing Program as federally funded during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the subsequent winddownThe Department is committed to providing ongoing, additional data related to changes in eligible populations.

Information is updated weekly. This page was last updated on: June 1, 2023.

Data as of May 31, 2023

Table – Household Information by Eligibility Category 

Category Adverse Weather Conditions*  Age 60+ Disability Domestic Violence Families with Children Health Code Violations/Eviction Pregnant Other (Death of Spouse, Death of Minor Child, Natural Disaster) Grand Total
Currently Eligible 693 74 654 32 291 49 14 3 1810
Eligible on 7/1/23 0 33 654 32 290 49 11 3 1072
  Adverse Weather Conditions ends on 6/1/23 7/1 eligibility will change to Ages 65 yrs & older**         7/1 eligibility will change to Pregnancy in the Third Trimester**    

On July 1, households will be required to contribute 30% of their income towards housing

On July 1, the day count for households will be reset

*Adverse Weather Conditions policy is no longer in effect on 6/1

**On 5/26, Governor Scott announced updated GA eligibility for July 1, 2023

Table – District Data Breakdown

District Currently Eligible AWC Not eligible on 7/1 Eligible for 28 Days on 7/1* Eligible for 84 days on 7/1*
Barre District Office 217 75   62 76
Bennington District Office 180 62   52 64
Brattleboro District Office 186 70   51 62
Burlington District Office 353 170   81 98
Hartford District Office 95 34   26 31
Middlebury District Office 15 5   4 5
Morrisville District Office 28 10   8 9
Newport District Office 23 8   6 7
Rutland District Office 484 174   134 163
Springfield District Office 76 26   22 26
St Albans District Office 79 35   18 22
St Johnsbury District Office 74 24   20 25
Grand Total 1810 693 45** 482*** 590***

*Based on the maximum benefit (nights) available, as well as household income contribution requirements

**District level data not shared as personally identifiable

***The number of households are a projection based on pre-pandemic eligibility

Background Information

The first group of households will begin exiting the program on Thursday, June 1st. This is a group of approximately 700 individuals across the state. These are individuals who have been housed under DCF’s Adverse Weather Conditions Policy, and in other years, before the pandemic, would have exited this emergency program in the early spring. 

The second group of households will begin exiting the program on Saturday, July 1st. This is a group of approximately 70 individuals across the state.  In general, these households include one or more of the following: 

  • An individual aged 60 to 64 years old; 

  • An individual who is pregnant in their first or second trimester; 

As of July 1 the traditional General Assistance Emergency Housing Rules* apply. DCF expects approximately 475 households to have exhausted their 28-day maximum under the GA Emergency Housing rules and consequently no longer be eligible for the program late July to early August. The remaining households, approximately 600, are anticipated to begin exiting the program by late-September, in accordance with the 84-day maximum under the Rules. The criteria for these rules include using 30% of a household’s income first, and then the State will pay for: 

84-day limit in a rolling twelve-month period (Catastrophic Category)  

  • Fire, Flood, Natural Disaster   

  • Death of a spouse or minor child   

  • Court ordered or Constructive eviction   

  • Domestic Violence   

28-day limit in a rolling twelve-month period (Vulnerable Category)  

  • 65 years of age or older   

  • In receipt of SSI or SSDI   

  • Family with a child 18 years of age or 19 years of age if still in school  

  • In the third trimester of pregnancy   


  • A household that has been assessed a total of 4 or more points according to the point system in GA rule 2652.3 

The State will once again implement the Adverse Weather policy this winter. Days used prior to Adverse Weather being declared do not count against a household’s eligibility during Adverse Weather days.  

*The one change that will be made to these rules is to update the age of a qualifying child from age 6 (pre-pandemic rules) to age 18 – or 19 if still in school. 

Governor's Executive Order 

Memo to State Partners

Letter of Interest 

Request for Proposal

Past Weekly Household Information Data:

Household Eligibility Table 5-26-23

Additional Resources 

For housing resources, please click here.

To learn more about other resources you may qualify to receive, please click here.

Where to Get Help

If you are a program participant, please connect with the Economics Services Division at 1-800-479-6151.

If you are interested in the letter of interest or the RFP, please contact