Let’s prevent thousands of vulnerable people — many elderly, with disabilities, or children — from being put out on the street in May and June.
It is time for the law to reflect what we now know to be true — that housing for all must be recognized as a basic human right.
We are relieved to hear that Governor Scott authorized extending General Assistance (GA) emergency housing for an additional 30 days.
Eligibility for the GA program for persons with disabilities will be expanded and a variance process will be formalized.
Researchers from Dartmouth and attorneys at Vermont Legal Aid collaborated to create a legislative brief. It translates research findings on the impact of housing on health into actionable policy recommendations for Vermont’s leadership.