DCF expands eligibility for emergency housing this winter

Published: Nov. 14, 2022 at 10:25 PM EST
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MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) - The Vermont Department for Children and Families has announced a new seasonal policy for the emergency shelter program. To help ensure homeless Vermonters can seek temporary housing in hotels and motels during harsh winter weather, DCF has decided to broaden its temperature eligibility requirements.

Starting Tuesday, if temperatures drop below 20 degrees when dry or 32 degrees with a 50% chance of precipitation between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m., DCF will find emergency short-term housing for those in need. Click here for more details.

The expanded eligibility will stay in effect until March 15.