This afternoon’s Vermont Edition took a look at problems of homelessness in Vermont and the difficulty of finding affordable and safe emergency housing for families in need. The program focused on the new Harbor Place temporary housing facility, spending issues with emergency housing vouchers, as well as discussing other issues concerning emergency and transitional housing.
VPR’s Jane Lindholm spoke spoke with Michael Monte of Champlain Housing Trust, Commissioner Dave Yacovone of the Vermont Department for Children and Families, and Elizabeth Ready of the John W. Graham Shelter.
Listen to the program in its entirety here.
By Leslie Black-Plumeau. Reposted from Housing Matters, March 18th, 2013.
“Calls fielded by Vermont 2-1-1 operators for emergency housing increased dramatically during January and February 2013. Calls for housing and shelter assistance exceeded all other types of calls in February.
Meanwhile, Vermont found itself ranked among the 2013 most expensive jurisdictions in the country by the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s annual “Out of Reach” report. Vermont was among the nation’s top 10 states with the highest non-metro area rents.
Read more on the Vermont 2-1-1 and the National Low Income Housing Coalition‘s websites.”
Link to Housing Matters blog