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Housing Stability

Click on the links below to learn more about programs and services administered by AHS departments and community partners that support housing stability and seek to reduce homelessness.

Emergency Housing Programs

  • Housing Opportunity Grant - OEO provides a blend of state and federal funds to about 39 non-profit agencies in all areas of the state who provide emergency shelters, including warming shelters, day shelters, and shelters for people fleeing domestic abuse; transitional housing; services to move homeless families and individuals into permanent housing; and services to keep individuals and families from becoming homeless.  Shelters range in size from only a few rooms for families to more than 30 beds for single adults

Supportive Housing Programs

  • Family Supportive Housing - The Family Supportive Housing program helps families move into affordable housing and provides intensive home-based case management and service coordination to help them keep their housing. 
  • Essential Person Program - The Essential Person Program helps you stay in your home by contributing to the cost of having someone live with you to provide essential care.
  • Assisted Residential Programs - People who are in need of assistance and a place to live, may be eligible for services to help meet that need.
    • Adult Family Care
    • Home Share
    • Nursing Facilities
    • Residential Care and Assisted Living Residences

Transitional Housing

  • Re-entry Transitional Housing Program

Economic Benefits to Support Housing Costs

  • Emergency/General Assistance - Emergency / General Assistance helps individuals and families to meet their emergency basic needs.   This may include help paying for personal needs and incidentals, housing (e.g., mortgage, rent, room rent, temporary housing), fuel & utilities, medical, dental, prescriptions, medical supplies/equipment, burial costs.
  • Weatherization Program - The Weatherization Program helps lower-income residents — particularly older Vermonters, people with disabilities, and families with children — to save fuel and money by improving the energy efficiency of their homes.
  • Energy Assistance - Programs helping Vermonters afford fuel for their homes
  • Fuel Assistance and Crisis Fuel Assistance Benefit - Fuel Assistance may be able to help pay part of your home heating bill. Crisis Fuel Assistance can help you with a heating crisis during the winter months.

Explore the Department for Children and Families and the Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living for more information about housing, homelessness, and services available to Vermonters.

For more information about affordable housing in Vermont:

Care Coordination Resource Training

These documents are for a select group of people who are supporting the screenings that are initiated by the Care Coordination Resource Team. 

CCRT Safety Protocols | PDF

Housing Resources PDF

Make Emergency Calls on an iPhone | PDF

Opioid Overdose Prevention | Department of Health 

CommCare User Resources

Vermont Transitional Housing Program WebApp Slide Deck

VT Transitional Housing Program MVP Application Guide April 2023


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