Annual VCEH/VAHC Joint Meeting – Gov Scott Confirmed – Sept 13

VCEH’s annual joint meeting with the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition, followed by an abbreviated VCEH monthly meeting, will take place on Wednesday, September 13 from 9:30 – 2:00 at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church, Randolph.

The agenda is still being finalized, but Governor Phil Scott and House Speaker Mitzi Johnson are confirmed to meet with us! We also look forward to a DC report from congressional staff and await confirmation from other invited legislative leaders.

The joint meeting will conclude with a networking lunch, followed by the VAHC Annual Meeting and the VCEH monthly meeting, meeting simultaneously at the church.  Here is the overall agenda for the day:

9:30 – 12:00       VAHC & VCEH Joint Meeting

12:00 – 12:45       Networking Lunch

12:45 – 2:00         VAHC Annual Meeting & VCEH Monthly Meeting

We’ll send out the full, detailed agenda, location and background materials as soon as they are finalized.

Hope to see you on the 13th!

FY17 CoC Final Project Priority Listing Determination

DearBelow is this year’s FY2017 CoC Project Priority Listing as determined and approved by the VCEH Ranking Committee (All CoC Project Applications must be entered in esnaps by 4PM Wednesday, September 13, 2017):

BHP PSH Shelter+Care (So. Windham) – Renewal $222,472 1
VSHA RRH Rapid Rehousing Statewide – Renewal $842,040 2
VSHA RRH Rapid Rehousing #5 (Addison) – Renewal $91,885 3
ICA HMIS VT BoS HMIS – Renewal $59,382 4
AHS SSO-CE VT BoS Coordinated Entry – Renewal $222,472 5
VSHA PSH Shelter+Care Statewide – Renewal $1,597,083 6
VSHA PSH Shelter+Care Statewide – Renewal (Straddle) $67,547 7
VSHA PSH Shelter+Care Statewide – Expansion (Washington/Windham) $43,668 8
AHS SSO-CE Coordinated Entry – Expansion $83,167 9


PSH Permanent Housing Bonus – New


$194,382 10

Highlights from the VT BoS CoC Ranking Committee’s determination:

  • VCEH identified $126,835 in available CoC funds to reallocate for new projects
  • 8.15.17 – VCEH CoC membership indicated general support for HMIS, CE and PSH funding
  • To address unexpected Letters of Intent for new HMIS/CE projects, VCEH developed objective scoring tool with potential scenarios as current VCEH Policy doesn’t address new HMIS/CE projects in Tier 2.*
  • 8.17.17 – Ranking Committee chose “Scenario 1” from Tier 2 options (funding all three expansion proposals – HMIS/CE/PSH), as it aligns with VCEH general support for all 3 project types
  • 8.23.17 – after initial ranking determination, ICA withdrew their HMIS-Expansion proposal
  • 8.25.17 – Ranking Committee met independently (without VSHA or AHS) and voted to increase the new CE-Expansion proposal by $39,500 (in response to a priority to implemented the CoC Coordinated Entry by the HUD deadline of 1.23.18)
  • Two renewals were ranked in Tier 1 based upon VCEH policy:  HMIS (“second to last full project in Tier 1”), and CE (“last full project in Tier 1”)
  • RRH5 renewal project was placed by Ranking Team in Tier 1 as it’s a renewal & new project (start date 10.1.17 after current NOFA); HUD doesn’t permit reallocation of new projects; VCEH policy places HMIS/CE/Straddle projects at bottom of Tier 1; RRH5 couldn’t be ranked lower than #3; RRH5 project could not be scored with points (no performance data) so it could not be ranked higher than #3*
  • Due to unspent grant funds & strategic purposes, the Ranking Team chose the Shelter+Care/Statewide renewal project as the last Tier 1 project, with $67,547 straddling into Tier 2
  • The two remaining project proposals (BHP Shelter+Care & VSHA RRH Statewide) were ranked in order of points determined by the CoC-approved objective scoring tool for renewal projects
  • No appeals were submitted by the 8.28.17 deadline

*Collaborative Applicant [VSHA] recommends VCEH Policy revisions for FY18


Upper Valley Haven Employment Opportunities

The Upper Valley Haven, a member of the Vermont Balance of State Continuum of Care, has openings for the following positions:

Social Workers:

We are seeking qualified candidates to provide and coordinate outreach and support for individuals and families who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness. Candidates should be empathetic, creative problem-solvers who thrive in a dynamic work environment. These positions offer creative opportunities to work with local partners to aid community members in crisis. As a flexible and energetic member of the team, you will help families obtain and sustain permanent housing. Both full time positions and half time positions are available; some evening work may be required. MSW is preferred.


Energetic individuals with flexibility, common sense, and good boundaries to support shelter guests in shared living environments and accomplishment of tasks to get back on their feet.  We are seeking per diem staff to fulfill all shifts in our 24/7 staffed facility. Must be able to work 3rd shift and weekends. Associate’s degree in psychology, human services, or related field and some experience with groups preferred; awareness of or experience with poverty is vital

The Upper Valley Haven offers competitive salary plus health and other benefits. Please email cover letter and resume to Tory Emery at with the subject line “social worker” or “shelter staff” depending upon which position you are applying for.

The mission of the Coalition is to end homelessness in Vermont through sharing information, developing resources, providing a forum for decision-making and to promote decent, safe, fair, affordable shelter for all.