CVOEO in the news

  • VT Digger article (11/14/22) -> Motel rooms for Vermonters seeking shelter are increasingly hard to find
  • NBC5 story (1/11/22) -> Winter Weather Safety ahead of cold temperatures
  • NBC5 story (1/10/22) -> Local warming shelter sees guest intake nearly triple since last winter
  • Vermontbiz article (12/20/21) -> Vermont gets $2.66 million for OVW programs addressing sexual and domestic violence
  • Vermontbiz article (12/16/21) -> Weinberger releases plan to fulfill promise of housing as a human right
  • WCAX video (12/15/21) -> Welch announces $15M for weatherization programs
  • Vermontbiz article (12/10/21) -> Weinberger statement on police removal of people from homeless encampment
  • VPR story (12/8/21) -> Coalition forms to lobby Vermont Legislature on just cause eviction measures
  • WCAX video (10/30/21) -> Wheels for Warmth back for 16th year
  • Vermontbiz article (10/19/21) -> Weinberger extends Sears Lane homeless encampment timeline
  • video (10/5/21) -> Saint Albans organization hopes the country moves forward on re-authorizing Violence Against Women Act
  • The Islander article (9/8/21) -> Local domestic, sexual violence advocates see gradual return to islands
  • VT Digger article (8/27/21) -> Supreme Court lifting of eviction moratorium puts focus on Vermont Emergency Rental Assistance
  • Seven Days article (8/18/21) -> Tax Burdened: Residents Bear the Brunt of Burlington's First Property Reassessment in 16 Years 
  • The Other Paper article (7/29/2021) -> Emergency service providers, those they serve, deserve better
  • WCAX Across The Fence video (7/26/2021) -> Consumer Connections: What You Need to Know about Renting
  • VT Digger article (7/22/2021) -> Community Kitchen Academy provides culinary training to its 35th class — and free meals
  • article (7/21/21) -> From Homeless Vet to Housed, Supported and Recognized in Vermont
  • VT Digger commentary (7/14/2021) -> Rep. John Killacky: Covid lessons point to housing as health care
  • Vermontbiz article (7/11/2021) -> Chittenden County Economic Report: Connecting people to the economy
  • Saint Albans Messenger article (7/5/2021) -> Champlain Valley Head Start to open new in-person center at the Barlow Street School
  • VT Digger article (6/30/2021) -> ‘They can’t house us forever’: Emergency motel-hotel housing is ending
  • WPTZ video (6/24/2021) -> New Mural, ‘Kind of Like Sunshine,' Aims to Boost Vt. Charity (Feeding Chittenden)
  • The Other Paper article (6/17/2021) -> Eviction moratorium expires in a month; advocates worry about vulnerable Vermonters
  • Seven Days article (6/16/2021) -> Kicked to the Curb: After a Year in Hotels, Homeless Vermonters Prepare to Live in Tents and Cars
  • Seven Days article (6/9/2021) -> Pandemic All-Star: Todd Brown, Housing Advocate, Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity, Burlington
  • abc22 video (6/3/2021) -> Grant will help Vermont survivors of sexual and domestic violence learn financial skills
  • WCAX video (6/2/2021) -> State funding aims to help Vermont’s affordable housing problem
  • NBC5 video (5/10/2021) -> Welch urges parents apply for expanded federal child tax credit
  • VT Digger article (12/27/2020) -> Q&A with Paul Dragon: ‘Poverty is a disaster that precedes the pandemic.’

Mobile Home Program

  • Seven Days article (4/19/2021) -> Mobile Home Park Co-ops Thrive in Vermont

Financial Futures

  • St Albans Messenger article (5/24/2021) -> See which organizations received 2021 grants from the Vermont Womens' Fund
  • Seven Days article (3/31/2021) -> CVOEO Program Helps New Americans Take Charge of Their Finances

Emergency Housing

  • VT Digger article (4/20/2021) -> Homeless shelter at South Burlington Holiday Inn will close June 30
  • article (4/21/2021)-> South Burlington Holiday Inn will no longer house the homeless; officials looking to relocate 126 people
  • WCAX video (3/10/2021) -> Vt. officials: Homeless hotel program to continue for duration of COVID emergency
  • VPR The Frequency podcast (3/8/2021) -> Hotel housing
  • VT Digger podcast (3/3/2021) -> Vermont Conversation: Homelessness in Vermont during Covid-19
  • NBC5 video (2/14/2021) -> Resources available for those in need during the cold weather
  • Burlington Free Press article (2/1/2021) -> CVOEO's new walk-in warming station at Burlington's VFW brings help to 'complex lives'
  • Seven Days article (12/9/2020) -> Shelter in Place: The Pandemic Provides a Path to Housing the Homeless 
  • Milton Independent article (10/20/2020) -> Welch: "It's my job to get you the funding. It's your job to stay safe." Hotel accommodations for Vermont's homeless could end if federal funding not passed.
  • VT Digger article (10/20/2020) -> Funding cutoff looms for Vermonters using hotel vouchers during Covid-19
  • WCAX video (10/20/2020) -> Welch: Vermont homeless hotel funding hinges on stimulus deal
  • VT Digger article (06/28/2020) -> Inside Vermont’s newest homeless shelter — the South Burlington Holiday Inn

Champlain Valley Head Start

  • VT Digger commentary (5/19/2021) -> Paul Behrman: How Head Start committed to service during a global crisis
  • Shelburne News article (11/19/2020) -> Home visitors help children kick-start early learning

Northwest Family Foods

  • St Albans Messenger article (11/18/2020) -> Hunger advocates to Welch: Stimulus effective response to hunger
  • St Albans Messenger article (11/16/2020) -> NorthWest Family Foods preps for busy holiday, pandemic spike

Champlain Valley Weatherization

  • Energy News Network article (3/26/2021) -> Burlington City Council delays weatherization vote for fine-tuning
  • VT Digger article (10/26/2020) -> Why aren’t New Americans taking advantage of home weatherization programs?

Community Action

  • St Albans Messenger article (5/10/2021) -> Welcome You Home: Interfaith movement to help transitioning Vermonters out of motels and out of homelessness
  • VT Digger article (5/3/2021) -> Burlington’s tightening housing market has renters scrambling
  • VT Digger article (11/3/2020) -> CARES Act money is a nudge in the right direction for Vermont’s housing supply
  • NBC5 video (10/21/2020) -> Demand for heating assistance on the rise as funding for oil tank replacement dwindles

VITA Tax assistance

  • video (3/16/2021) -> CVOEO offers free tax assistance at the University Mall



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impacting the lives of over 23,000 individuals