The Agency of Human Services strives to improve the health and well-being of Vermonters today and tomorrow and to protect those among us who are unable to protect themselves.

How does the Agency of Human Services contribute to ensuring that Vermonters are stably housed?

All AHS departments recognize the value of stable housing in the lives of the people we serve. Addressing the housing needs of Vermonters today and tomorrow requires options ranging from prevention strategies, emergency responses, and transitional programs, to longer-term housing solutions (such as supportive services, rental subsidies, and greater access to housing). Our departments provide housing services directly and through partnerships with dozens of local non-profit organizations in all regions of Vermont.

This year, our top performance priorities in housing are:

  • Implementing a coordinated entry and assessment system for local intake, assessment, and targeted referral to best practice interventions,
  • Ensuring an integrated approach to data collection for housing, rental assistance, and support services programming for persons who are homeless,
  • Strengthening the ability of grantees to measure outcome data to manage and improve performance over time

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

AHS Supportive Housing Programs
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Budget Information

Total Program Budget FY 2018: $600,000

PRIMARY APPROPRIATION #: 3440100000

PROGRAM # (if applicable): 608640

Total FY2017 Appropriation: $600,000

TOTAL PROGRAM BUDGET 2018: $600,000

What We Do

Family Supportive Housing helps families who are homeless move into affordable housing and provides them with home-based case management and service coordination to help them maintain permanent housing.

Who We Serve

The program serves homeless families with children. Families with children under the age of 6 who have had multiple episodes of homelessness or engagement with Family Services are given priority.

How We Impact

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 stake a holistic, two-generational approach using non-judgmental, positive, and trauma-informed communication and engagement in their support of families.

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AHS Rental Subsidy Programs
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AHS Transitional Housing Programs
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Total Program Budget FY 2018: $5,036,949

PRIMARY APPROPRIATION #:3480004000

PROGRAM # (if applicable):45126

Total FY2018 Appropriation

$5,036,949


TOTAL PROGRAM BUDGET 2018

$5,036,949

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57
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AHS Emergency Shelter and Services Programs
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What We Do

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.

AHS Independent Living Programs
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AHS Weatherization Programs
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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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906
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$10,521
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$434
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