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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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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.

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Is there a double standard for new Community Resource Center?

This commentary is by Paul Dragon, executive director of the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity.

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Burlington daytime shelter moves from downtown to Old North End

A daytime shelter for people experiencing homelessness in Burlington is slated to move from downtown to the Old North End next week, filling what could have been a gap in social services.

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Vermont Nonprofit Rolls Out Social Services Vehicle, Powered by Green Energy

A battery system allows the mobile services vehicle to reduce carbon emissions

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Green Mountain Solar retrofits CVOEO’s new mobile outreach vehicle with green tech

The Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO), based in Burlington with programs throughout northwest Vermont, and Green Mountain Solar, out of South Burlington, have teamed up to support the community while lowering harmful greenhouse emissions.