Agenda for January VCEH Meeting

This month’s VCEH meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 17th at 10am at St. John’s Church in Randolph.

Agenda for VCEH Meeting

Tuesday, January 17 @ 10:00 AM at St. John’s Church in Randolph

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  1. 10:00 Call to Order
  2. 10:05 Introductions and Brief Announcements
  3. 10:20 Minutes – Rebeka Lawrence-Gomez
  4. 10:20 Treasurers Report – dawn butterfield
  5. 10:25 Committee Updates
    1. PIT – MaryEllen Mendl (10 min)
    2. HMIS (10 min)
      1. Advisory committee – Rebeka Lawrence-Gomez
      2. ICA report – Megan Morrow
    3. Legislative – Erhard (10 min) Homeless Awareness Day recap
    4. NOFA – Daniel Blankenship (15 min) VSHA Section 8 HCV Program
    5.  CoC Support position update
    6. Coordinated Entry Workgroup – Renee Weeks (10 min)
    7. Veterans – Jim Bastien (5 min)
    8. Membership – Whitney Nchols/Sarah Phillips
    9. Youth Committee – Bethany Pombar
    10. Strategic Planning Committee – charter
  6.  11:35 Old Business
    1. Standing Rules overview (Luke Dodges) (10 min)
    2. Roadmap Final Report  and Presentation– TBD (10 min)
    3. Collective Impact (5 minutes)
    4. Poverty Council Update – Whitney Nichols
    5. Occupancy Fee Bill – update – Kara
  7.  Other business:
    1. Meeting space
    2. VAHC Priorities
  8. 11:45 Next two Meeting dates – February 21 and March 21
  9. 12:00 Adjournment

Occupancy Fee One-Pager & FAQ

Scott Administration Appointments

House & Senate Committee Assignments

New Lawmakers

Eviction Prevention and Supportive Housing Trainings Rescheduled

The Corporation for Supportive Housing has completed its Roadmap assessment of the path to ending homelessness in Vermont. In the final element of the Roadmap project, the trainings below have been rescheduled for the following dates and locations.

Housing Stability and Eviction Prevention

Monday January 30th 12:30-4:00 PM- Middlebury College, Middlebury

Tuesday January 31st 9:00-12:30 PM- Hotel Coolidge, White River Junction

Please see the flyer attached here for more information.

Click here to register.

Best Practices in Supportive Housing

Tuesday February 14th 12:30-4:00 PM- Middlebury College, Middlebury

Wednesday February 15th  9:00-12:30 PM- Hotel Coolidge, White River Junction

REMINDER: Homelessness Awareness Day & Memorial Vigil – Tomorrow, State House


Every year in January concerned citizens and housing and homeless service providers from across Vermont gather at the State House in Montpelier for a day to engage their representatives and senators and to renew the commitment to end homelessness in our state. This year, the annual Homelessness Awareness Day and Memorial Vigil will take place on Thursday, January 5th, 2017. Please join us!


  • **NEW**Coffee & muffins, Cafeteria: 7:30 – 9:00 AM
  • Legislative Awareness Day, Card Room: 7:30 AM-2 PM
  • Reading of Legislative Resolution and Recognition of Homeless Service Providers and Advocates, House Gallery: 9:30 AM
  • Memorial Vigil, State House Steps: Noon

The day will kick off early at 7:30am with coffee and muffins in the Cafeteria. This will be a great time to meet with your representatives and senators to discuss the good work you and your organization are doing.  To make your time at the state house most effective, please be sure to reach out to lawmakers prior to the event to ask them to meet with you.

People will be present in the Card Room all morning and into the afternoon to educate lawmakers about the work being done around the state, about which strategies are working, and what still needs to be done to help end homelessness in Vermont.

At 9:30am, please be in the House Gallery to hear the reading of a resolution recognizing those experiencing homelessness and the work being done by homeless service providers and advocates.

At Noon community members, elected officials, and advocates will take to the State House steps for the annual Memorial Vigil to remember our friends and neighbors who have died without homes, and to bring awareness of the struggles of those still searching for safe, affordable and secure housing.

Please note that it is also Governor-elect Scott’s inauguration day, and so it would be best to arrive in Montpelier as early as possible to account for the special security measures at the State House that day.

For more information, contact MaryEllen Mendl at, or Erhard Mahnke at erhardm@vtaffordablehousing.  Click here for the event flyer.

We hope to see you tomorrow!