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Update on GA Housing Program

The Department for Children and Families‘ (DCF) General Assistance (GA) Housing Program is in the process of re-visioning their program.  Last summer, DCF organized a statewide meeting, one-on-one interviews, and focus groupa designed to gather community input into ways that the program could be improved. These findings have been compiled into an executive summary and report. According to Richard Giddings, Deputy Commissioner of DCF-Economic Services, “The study found strong agreement among the community partners and state employees who provided input for the study that the rules governing the GA Housing Program need to be reviewed and revised. Informants also felt strongly that the administrative structure that is currently being used for the application and eligibility determination processes is seriously flawed.” A report of the process will be presented at the Vermont Council on Homelessness meeting on Thursday, October 25. Read Richard Giddings Full Message Read Executive Summary Read Final Report

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