Data and information about the GA Emergency Housing Program as federally funded during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the subsequent winddown. The 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|
|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*Adverse Weather Conditions policy is no longer in effect on 6/1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|
*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
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
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.
Past Weekly Household Information Data:
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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 2023HomelessResponse@vermont.gov.