Safe and stable housing is critical to all clients of the Agency of Human Services.  The Departments within AHS are attuned to the housing needs of clients to ensure that programs promote housing stability for Vermonters.  The Agency, and its many state and local partners, support a continuum of housing-related services in the community. 

This Scorecard demonstrates the performance of AHS programs and services that comprise our strategy to increase housing stability and prevent homelessness.

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Safe and stable housing is critical to all clients of the Agency of Human Services.

The Departments of AHS are attuned to the housing needs of clients to ensure that programs promote housing stability for Vermonters. The Agency, and it's many state and local partners, support a continuum of housing-related services in the community. The Agency's housing strategy focuses on the six housing service areas listed below.

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Budget Information

Total Program Budget FY 2019: $4,878,637


PRIMARY APPROPRIATION #:3480004000

PROGRAM # (if applicable):45126

Total FY2019 Appropriation

$4,878,637


TOTAL PROGRAM BUDGET 2018

$4,914,137
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Budget Information

Total Program Budget FY 2019: $828,601

PRIMARY APPROPRIATION #: 3440100000

PROGRAM # (if applicable): 608640

Total FY2019 Appropriation: $828,601

TOTAL PROGRAM BUDGET 2019: $828,601

What We Do

The Family Supportive Housing (FSH) Program provides intensive case management and service coordination to homeless families with children and helps house families through partnership with housing providers. The program's goal is to reduce the incidence and duration of homelessness through supports for families as they transition to and sustain permanent housing over time. Service coordination and case management focus on the root causes of a family's homelessness; promote resiliency for parents and their children; and help households build financial capability. FSH staff take a holistic, two-generation approach using non-judgmental, positive, and trauma-informed communication and engagement in their support of families.

Who We Serve

Families with children under the age of six who have had multiple episodes of homelessness or engagement with Family Services are prioritized for the program. OEO administers funding which supports Family Supportive Housing at seven community-based providers: Barre, Bennington, Brattleboro, Rutland, St. Johnsbury and White River Junction.

How We Impact

Service Coordinators provide customized home-based case management; financial empowerment coaching; life skills support and referrals; tenant education; parent and child resiliency support; and support of addiction recovery. FSH Service Coordinators align and coordinate these services with existing Agency of Human Services programs and initiatives.

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Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living
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Home Share Now facilitates mutually beneficial homeshare matches as a means to enable older adults to live safely at home while also providing an affordable housing option to financially vulnerable home seekers. Home seekers provide non-medical services in lieu of full or partial rent.

Home Share Now’s process includes in-person interviews, housing and personal references, employment verification, a background screening, facilitated introductions, a trial period, and written agreements. Home Share Now provides matches with conflict coaching, problem solving, facilitation, written agreements, and mediation for the duration of the match.

Who We Serve

While Home Share Now has no parameters for participation outside of a successful enrollment process, the majority of participants are older Vermonters and/or the financially insecure and/or people in transition.  

How We Impact

Home Share Now improves the quality of life, improving the financial, emotional, and physical well being of home providers and home seekers.     

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SASH coordinates the resources of social-service agencies, community health providers and nonprofit housing organizations to support Vermonters who choose to live independently at home. Individualized, on-site support is provided by a Wellness Nurse and a SASH Care Coordinator.

Who We Serve

SASH serves older adults as well as people with special needs who receive Medicare support. SASH touches the lives of approximately 5,000 people throughout Vermont.

How We Impact

Benefits to SASH Participants:

  • Improved quality of life
  • Comprehensive health and wellness assessments
  • Individualized Healthy Living Plans
  • Money savings through preventive health care
  • Regular check-ins by caring staff
  • Health coaching and access to wellness nurses
  • Help in planning for successful transitions (e.g., following hospitalization), navigating long-term care options and during a crisis
  • Access to prevention and wellness programs
  • Support in self-managing medications
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