Vermont Public is independent, community-supported media, serving Vermont with trusted, relevant and essential information. We share stories that bring people together, from every corner of our region. New to Vermont Public? Start here.

© 2024 Vermont Public | 365 Troy Ave. Colchester, VT 05446

Public Files:
WVTI · WOXM · WVBA · WVNK · WVTQ · WVTX
WVPR · WRVT · WOXR · WNCH · WVPA
WVPS · WVXR · WETK · WVTB · WVER
WVER-FM · WVLR-FM · WBTN-FM

For assistance accessing our public files, please contact hello@vermontpublic.org or call 802-655-9451.
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Agency Purchases Hotel For Homeless Emergency Housing

11/5/13 at noon and 7 p.m.:  When homeless shelters are full, people who need emergency housing are given motel vouchers, an assistance program whose costs the state has been trying to control. But housing agencies are attempting their own solutions, including purchases of hotel and apartment buildings for temporary housing.

On the next Vermont Edition, we talk with Michael Monte ofChamplain Housing Trust about the organization's purchase of a former EconoLodge in Shelburne that will now serve as emergency short-term housing. And David Yacovone, commissioner of the Department for Children and Families explains why legislative efforts to curb spending on the state's hotel voucher program have fallen flat this year. Also, Elizabeth Ready from theJohn W. Graham Emergency Shelter in Vergennes joins us to describe that organization's purchase of an apartment building for transitional homeless housing.

Later in the program, a new documentary celebrates the joy  and thrift of community-run ski hills. Brothers Tyler and Elliot Wilkinson-Ray talk with Vermont Edition about their film, United We Ski, and some local gems like Eastern Slopes in East Corinth and Cochran's in Richmond.

And speaking of Richmond, we visit theOld Round Church there, which is celebrating its 200th anniversary.

Patti is an integral part of VPR's news effort and part of the team that created Vermont Edition. As executive producer, Patti supervises the team that puts Vermont Edition on the air every day, working with producers to select and research show ideas, select guests and develop the sound and tone of the program.
Jane Lindholm is the host, executive producer and creator of But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids. In addition to her work on our international kids show, she produces special projects for Vermont Public. Until March 2021, she was host and editor of the award-winning Vermont Public program Vermont Edition.
Latest Stories