Safe and stable housing is critical to all clients of the Agency of Human Services.  The Departments within AHS are attuned to the housing needs of clients to ensure that programs promote housing stability for Vermonters.  The Agency, and its many state and local partners, support a continuum of housing-related services in the community. 

This Scorecard demonstrates the performance of AHS programs and services that comprise our strategy to increase housing stability and prevent homelessness.

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Safe and stable housing is critical to all clients of the Agency of Human Services.

The Departments of AHS are attuned to the housing needs of clients to ensure that programs promote housing stability for Vermonters. The Agency, and it's many state and local partners, support a continuum of housing-related services in the community. The Agency's housing strategy focuses on the six housing service areas listed below.

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Coordination of AHS Housing Activities:

Within AHS, the housing work of the six departments is guided by AHS' Policy on Housing Stability and Vermont's Plan to Prevent and end Homelessness, as well as cross-agency initiatives such as the Ending Family Homelessness Framework. Housing programs, policy, and partnerships are coordinated through the AHS Housing Task Force and the Vermont Council on Homelessness, chaired by the AHS housing director.

At the community level, access to housing programs for people experiencing a housing crisis is through a Coordinated Entry & Assessment system. This locally-run, AHS-supported, approach uses standard screening tools and a networked system for referrals to connect people with the most appropriate housing and supportive service in the local Continuum of Care.

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Vermont's Agency of Human Services administers 19 statewide housing programs through grants to local human service organizations. Many of these programs fund more than one housing activity, such as the Housing and Opportunity Program in the Department for Children and Families which combines multiple state and federal funding streams to support a comprehensive response to homelessness through a competitive RFP. In many AHS housing programs, such as the Transitional Housing program in the Department of Corrections, the housing activity is one component which is braided with other supportive services.

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AHS Independent Living Programs
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Expanding Community Opportunities for all Ages: 

Home accessibility modifications, health and wellness activities, or other creative partnerships to help people remain in their community with greater independence, avoiding residential care.

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Targeting Financial Assistance to Support Stability:

Financial assistance structured to reduce and stabilize a person's housing costs to not more than 30% of their income.

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Budget Information

Total Program Budget FY 2019: $828,601

PRIMARY APPROPRIATION #: 3440100000

PROGRAM # (if applicable): 608640

Total FY2019 Appropriation: $828,601

TOTAL PROGRAM BUDGET 2019: $828,601

What We Do

The Family Supportive Housing (FSH) Program provides intensive case management and service coordination to homeless families with children and helps house families through partnership with housing providers. The program's goal is to reduce the incidence and duration of homelessness through supports for families as they transition to and sustain permanent housing over time. Service coordination and case management focus on the root causes of a family's homelessness; promote resiliency for parents and their children; and help households build financial capability. FSH staff take a holistic, two-generation approach using non-judgmental, positive, and trauma-informed communication and engagement in their support of families.

Who We Serve

Families with children under the age of six who have had multiple episodes of homelessness or engagement with Family Services are prioritized for the program. OEO administers funding which supports Family Supportive Housing at seven community-based providers: Barre, Bennington, Brattleboro, Rutland, St. Johnsbury and White River Junction.

How We Impact

Service Coordinators provide customized home-based case management; financial empowerment coaching; life skills support and referrals; tenant education; parent and child resiliency support; and support of addiction recovery. FSH Service Coordinators align and coordinate these services with existing Agency of Human Services programs and initiatives.

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Creating Pathways from Institution to Community:

Time limited residential programs that help participants to build skills and successfully transition to permanent housing. Targeted to a group such as Veterans, youth, and people exiting incarceration or residential treatment.

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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
Who We Serve

You may be eligible if you have an emergency need and do not have the income or resources to meet that need. The best way to find out if you are eligible is to apply! We will review your situation and let you know if you qualify.

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The Vermont 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 and health and safety of their homes.

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