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How Voices Against Violence is striving to be more accessible across Franklin County

How Voices Against Violence is striving to be more accessible across Franklin County

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Weatherization has benefits beyond the pocketbook

In recent weeks, Vermonters have experienced many days of much warmer than normal temperatures, which stressed our utility systems as we cooled our homes. And soon we’ll be thinking about the upcoming winter and the need to heat our homes for several months. One of the most effective methods of reducing the need to excessively heat or cool our homes and manage the associated costs is through weatherization.

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Food insecurity in Vermont reached all-time highs during the pandemic. Then came inflation

Vermont food banks say they are seeing an increase in the number of people in need of services, driven in part by inflation and the high cost of living. This comes on the heels of the pandemic, when Vermont experienced record-high levels of food insecurity.

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Jess Hyman: Assistance animals are not pets

The Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity’s Fair Housing Project and the Vermont Tenants Hotline receive a lot of questions related to assistance animals from renters and also from housing and service providers around the state. I’m writing to share some information about fair housing rights for people with disabilities, provide resources for anyone experiencing discrimination in their housing, and advocate for a shift in how transitional housing providers accommodate both assistance animals and pets.

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Vermont's rental housing crisis: the tenants' view

Vermont's rental housing crisis: the tenants' view

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Tenant rights: What Vermont renters need to know

Tenant rights: What Vermont renters need to know

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Samaritan House and Tim’s House join the CVOEO

There will now be more support for the homeless in Northwest Vermont, as the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity has announced that they are taking over operations of Samaritan House and Tim’s House, both are emergency shelter organizations.

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The Samaritan House is now being managed by the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity

The Samaritan House is now being managed by the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity

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Champlain Valley of Office of Economic Opportunity to assume operations of Samaritan House in St. Albans

The Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity will assume operations of Samaritan House and Tim’s House this summer. As a program of CVOEO, the emergency shelter will be sustained as a community asset and critical resource for people in need.

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CVOEO Community Resource Center finds new temporary home

The Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunities community resource center has a new home for the time being. Feeding Chittenden, a branch of CVOEO, is housing the community resource center for now. The VFW building used to be CVOEO”s home base, but when that ended, Feeding Chittenen offered their dining area space.