$600K grant to help John Graham Shelter fulfill its mission

VERGENNES — John Graham Housing & Services (JGHS) has won a $596,731 grant through the Vermont Housing Opportunity Program (HOP) to increase its support not only for houseless individuals and families, but also for the advocates who assist them. The HOP program is a major source of funding for emergency shelters and affordable housing programs throughout Vermont. HOP-funded services connect households with a range of benefits and services — including physical, mental and behavioral health — and remove b … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Housing funds are still needed

In my 40-year career in Massachusetts with children and their families, I never knew any family that wanted to remain without a permanent home of their own.

Ways of Seeing: Homelessness comes into focus

I traveled to Washington, D.C., last year. When I arrived with my little vacation suitcase and emerged from the Metro, I encountered a sight which took my breath away.

Ripton students help feed hungry

Since January the 4/5 class at Ripton Elementary School has been providing lunches once a month for the homeless people at the Charter House in Middlebury. 

Nonprofits are building a case for housing

Local advocates for the homeless continue to battle for resources to assist one of the state’s most vulnerable populations, and they’ve developed another currency — to go along with people power and dollars — to assist in their efforts: Information.

Annual Homelessness Awareness Day will see three gatherings in Addison County on Jan. 19

Houseless and formerly houseless Vermonters and caring citizens will gather on Thursday to engage with their community to end homelessness in Vt.

Film on hunger and homelessness to be shown Nov. 13

Addison County Community Trust and John Graham Housing and Services will co-sponsor a screening of the film “A Place at the Table,” Sunday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m., at the Marquis Theater as part of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

County housing coalition seeks towns’ support

A group of local advocates is engaged in efforts to improve housing opportunities and health care access for houseless individuals and families in Addison County.

Middlebury homeless shelter getting more paid staff

Middlebury’s Charter House Emergency Shelter is expanding its services and transitioning from a mostly volunteer-driven organization to professional one, with paid staff.

Restaurant workers help bring joy to homeless shelters

Recently eight local restaurants participated in an effort provide Christmas cookies to homeless shelters around the state.

Local affordable housing eyed for $5M in repairs

John Graham Housing & Services is planning a $5 million overhaul of several of its affordable housing projects in Vergennes, Middlebury and Bristol.

Local shelters fill up as temperatures dip

Addison County’s two emergency homeless shelters are already full and carrying waiting lists as bone- chilling temperatures, sleet and snow once again take center stage in the Champlain Valley.

Motel voucher guidelines for the unhoused

These are the current rules governing eligibility for hotel-motel vouchers for homeless households through the state’s general Assistance Emergency Housing Program.

Letter to the editor: Zoning can help housing issues

Our unhoused neighbors are our neighbors. They deserve our attention, our action and our admiration, not our fear or disdain.

‘Gotta Go’ card links the homeless to vital services

Where can those, who have the least, go to find employment opportunities, a free meal, health care, or simply a restroom when it’s late at night and everything is closed?