Rent assistance ends due to COVID-19 as federal funds run out

TO HELP VERMONTERS FOR A LONGER TIME TIME. And when that help eventually stops…it comes as no surprise. The state-funded rental assistance program on a large scale. It will end sooner than planned. <57 ؛ 43 KATHLEEN BURKE / EXEC. سلطة الإسكان في الولاية ، VT: "لدينا أدلة واضحة الآن على ما هي الحاجة الحقيقية للموزعين ، وسنواجه جميعًا التحدي في تحديد ذلك."> Vermont Future Human Services has announced the Rental Assistance Program. Known as VERAP. They don’t have as much money as they expected to run the program until 2023. Change guidance from the US Treasury… on rent allocation… make the state legalize what they have left… to try and provide assistance through the beginning of 2023. <15 ؛ 21 شون براون / سكرتير ، قسم الأطفال والعائلات: "مع التمويل المتاح لدينا ، نعتقد أنه يجذبنا خلال 160 مارس / آذار"> Virap spent 160 million federal dollars to help more than 12,000 Khmers throughout the pandemic. With people receiving, for an average of $964 for use each month until rent. But starting October 1st…no new rental applications will be accepted for VERAP, transitional housing, or utility payment support. Applicants who achieve nearly 28,000 for a family of three will have their benefits reduced to 70 percent through the end of March. – Applicants who submit about 43 – A thousand three-person households will see their reduction to 70 percent through October 1, 50 percent on November 1, and through November 30. The transitional housing program will also shut down the Human Services Agency. They tell VERmonters, they’re ready to roll their sleeves. and respond to long-term housing needs when pandemic assistance begins to wane. <4; 01 JENNEY SAMUELSON / SECRETARY, VT AGENCY OF HUMAN SERVICES: “We have learned so much, we need to take advantage of this new understanding and knowledge, capitalize our creativity and work with our partners and community members Develop the strength of

Rent assistance ends due to COVID-19 as federal funds run out

Changes to VERAP will begin on October 1.

The Vermont Emergency Rental Assistance Program (VERAP) will be phased out over the next several months and will cease completely by March 31, 2023. With federal funding and CARES Act funds, Vermont is able to provide rent assistance each month to 12,613 families. The average payment per beneficiary was $964, and total spending over the duration of the program was $1,638,890,820, Vermont Human Services made the announcement Wednesday. Secretary Jenny Samuelson said this is the best way to help most low-income Vermonts residents for a longer period of time. “We learned a lot,” Samuelson said. “We need to take advantage of this new understanding and knowledge, tap into our creativity and work with our community partners and legislators in the weeks and months to develop a sustainable mid- and long-term plan to support those in need of housing in our state.” Starting October 1, the state will implement these changes: No new orders for VERAP, transitional housing, and utility payments support. Families of three, which earn $28,000 a year, reduce their benefits to 70% assistance, and families of 3, which earn $43,000 a year, are reduced to 70 percent assistance through October 1. , 50% on November 1 and ending on November 30. Utility support drops to 70% of aid on October 1st and ends on December 31st. “With the funding we have available, we believe this helps us through March 31,” Commissioner Sean Brown, Division for Children and Families, said. “We will continue to operate the emergency housing program and adverse weather policy in place.” Democratic candidate for Vermont Governor Brenda Siegel responded to the news on Wednesday at a news conference about the state house steps in Montpellier, Siegel claimed that the state managed these federal funds poorly and that Vermont families would suffer. Too big but they knew the budget, and they knew the money they were spending. Unless you’re good on budget, this doesn’t happen very quickly. I saw it coming and did nothing. this is unacceptable. Changes to VERAP will begin on October 1. If you have questions or need assistance with VERAP, you can call 833-488-3727 or go to the VERAP website.

Vermont Emergency Assistance Program (VERAP) will be in stages over the next several months and will stop completely by March 31, 2023.

Thanks to federal funding and CARES Act money, Vermont has been able to provide monthly rent assistance to 12,613 families. The average payment per beneficiary was $964, and the total expenditure over the duration of the program was $163,890,820.

Vermont Humanitarian Services announced Wednesday. Secretary Jenny Samuelson said this is the best way to help most low-income Vermonts residents for a longer period of time.

“We learned a lot,” Samuelson said. “We need to take advantage of this new understanding and knowledge, tap into our creativity and work with our community partners and legislators in the weeks and months to develop a sustainable mid- and long-term plan to support those in need of housing in our state.”

Effective October 1, the state will implement these changes:

  • No new implementations for VERAP, transitional housing, and utility payments support.
  • Families of three earning $28,000 a year reduce their benefit to 70% assistance.
  • Families of 3 get $43,000 a year Help drops to 70% through October 1, 50% on November 1 and ends November 30.
  • Utility support reduces assistance to 70% of assistance on October 1st and ends on December 31st.

“With the funding we have available, we believe this will get us through March 31,” said Commissioner Sean Brown, Division for Children and Families. “We will continue to operate the emergency housing program and adverse weather policy in place.”

Vermont’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Brenda Siegel, responded to the news Wednesday at a news conference about the state’s house steps in Montpellier.

Siegel claimed that the state managed these federal funds poorly and that Vermont families would suffer.

“We’re heading into winter and no planning has been made,” Siegel said. “We were told this morning that this happened too quickly but they knew the budget, and they knew the money they were spending. Unless you were good with the budget, it didn’t happen too quickly. I saw it coming and you did nothing. It is unacceptable.”

Changes to VERAP will begin on October 1. If you have questions or need assistance with VERAP, you can call 833-488-3727 or go to VERAP website.

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