Submit Comments on Warming Shelter Documents by Friday, July 11 (Update: Extended to August 15)

The Vermont Office of Economic Opportunity is planning to issue two documents related to seasonal “warming” shelters – a Warming Shelter Position Paper and a Warming Shelter Request for Work Plan.  Feedback is requested from a broad array of state and community partners on the following documents:

DRAFT ONLY – Request for Warming Shelter Work Plan

DRAFT OEO Position Paper Warming Shelters

These documents are meant to provide guidance to local communities as they consider new plans to develop warming shelters, and they are meant to exist within the context of the Agency of Human Services Housing Policy, the Governor’s Plan to End Homelessness and existing requirements of publicly-funded emergency shelters.

Should you have comments, please feel free to email Sarah Phillips ( and/or Paul Dragon, Chief Administrator of the Office of Economic Opportunity (  Please submit comments by Friday, July 11 (Update: Extended to Friday, August 15).