Protests Scott decision to cut homeless housing subsidies Dec. 1
by Brenda Siegel
About a month ago, the current Republican administration abruptly announced that 8,411 households will completely lose their assistance by December 1st.
I’ve been an advocate for better housing policy my entire life, and I am devastated by the administration’s announcement. Due to this decision, many Vermonters will have nowhere to go and no net to catch them in a state where there is just over a 2% vacancy rate.
Unlike the current administration, I have your back. In order to solve our housing crisis, we must create a plan that meets Vermont’s needs. It must address all Vermonters, from those experiencing homelessness to middle income families.
As governor, I promise I will ensure that Vermonters have access to emergency, transitional, and permanent housing, including in the rental market and home ownership. I will address zoning and systemic barriers. No Vermonter will be left behind.
Vermont needs a governor who stands alongside the most vulnerable instead of leaving them to risk freezing to death.
The author is a Newfane resident and Democratic nominee for governor.