Rebecca Plummer: Evictions Expected to “Explode” with End of VERAP

Vermont Legal Aid attorney Rebecca Plummer spoke on Vermont Public radio about the end of the Vermont Emergency Rental Assistance Program (VERAP). “We expect it [rate of evictions] to explode if the state doesn’t take steps to help people in this situation,” she told host Connor Cyrus.

Friday, September 30, 2022, is the last day to apply for VERAP help. For current recipients, many will see reduced assistance and funding that will end soon. Learn more about the timeline. September 30 is also the last day to apply for the Transitional Housing Program.

Vermont Legal Aid is asking the state to add funding and plans to help Vermonters who may end up facing eviction or homelessness when the financial help ends.

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