Local panelists and facilitators at the conference will include representatives from the Burlington Police Department, Vermont Legal Aid; offices of diversity from St. Michael's College, Champlain College and University of Vermont; and the Association of Africans Living in Vermont.
In Vermont, approximately 1,700 eviction cases are filed every year. In most of the cases, families lose their housing. The number one cause of eviction is falling behind on rent. Eviction, therefore, is a kind of accelerant for poverty; it comes out of poverty and it creates even more. Reducing evictions in Vermont could be one of the most effective anti-poverty tools we have. Read our new report, Eviction in Vermont: A Closer Look, released on January 16, 2019.