On January 16th, 2019, homelessness and affordable housing advocates headed to the State House in Montpelier for our annual Homelessness Awareness Day.
Advocates sponsored coffee and muffins in the morning and asked lawmakers to keep Vermonters without homes in their thoughts today. Some even adorned VCEH stickers to show their support, while others asked key questions about homelessness and housing on behalf of their constituents. Overall, we were pleased that so many folks pledged to think of homeless Vermonters on that day.
Concurrently, Vermont Legal Aid held a press conference on their new, first-of-its-kind evictions report for the state of Vermont. The press conference was a great opportunity for legal advocates to articulate the line between evictions and homelessness, especially since so many Vermonters are only a paycheck away from falling behind on rent.
For video of the rally, see below: