City Nixes Winter Family Shelter Plan

The city of Burlington has rejected a plan by the owners of a hostel to use their Main Street facility as a shelter for homeless families during the winter.

Homeless family searches for apartment

Circumstances have left Meghann Cline and her three children homeless. They’ve been living at the COTS shelter for more than three months and time is running out. Success would be: saving enough money for an apartment, finding an apartment that’s affordable, and then getting a landlord to say yes.

Homeless in Vermont

Homeless in Vermont A special VPR program hosted by Neal Charnoff Homelessness is a persistent problem in Vermont, and it’s on the rise among families with children. VPR examines the changing face of homelessness in “Homeless in Vermont." We look at the growing number of families and working poor who are in need of shelter. We also visit a homeless family, talk with shelter providers, and hear about the renewed effort to address this troubling issue.