Burlington to Build 'Shelter Pods' for Homeless, Review Encampment Policy

Read the article in Sevendays.com.

Here is an excerpt:

The City of Burlington will use federal coronavirus relief funds to build a community of "shelter pods" for unhoused residents. The nearly $3 million plan, which won unanimous support from Burlington city councilors Monday night, also calls for hiring a new city staffer to help end chronic homelessness. 

The city would use the rest of the cash to hire the new city staffer and to bolster the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity's "coordinated entry" system that helps find housing for people in need.