ACCT's regular February Board meeting will be held 2/23/21 at 4pm via Zoom. Use the form below to RSVP and receive the link.
From last summer through December, the Vermont State Housing Authority helped over 14,000 renters maintain their housing by providing assistance for back rent or other housing services through the Rental Housing Stabilization Program (RHSP). ACCT helped dozens of our residents access this program to keep current on their rent despite facing financial hardship due to the pandemic. You can view other outcomes from the program through this online data visualization.
RHSP ended in December, but many tenants continue to struggle. The state is working on a new multimillion dollar round of investments to provide rental relief that will be available in the coming weeks. This assistance will be more restrictive than RHSP in terms of who can access it, as it will be more deeply targeted to low-income households. Any ACCT residents who are having trouble paying rent are encouraged to call us at 877-2626 x 104 to discuss payment options and receive updates about the availability of back rent assistance.
With these frigid days upon us, summer (and post-covid times) may seem far away, but it's not too early to start thinking about summer programming for your family. This year, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum will be offering "pay what you can programs" so there's something for everyone!
2021 camps at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum are Pay-What-You-Can! Day camps and overnight expeditions at the Museum offer kids of all ages a one-of-a-kind experience on Lake Champlain. These outdoor summer programs build problem-solving and teamworking skills, give kids the chance to learn with each other, and let all participants enjoy the lake. No matter what you pay, kids can sign up for day camps about metal arts, archaeology, and kayak building or a teen expedition on Lake Champlain by kayak, pilot gig, or sail. Check out the full line-up of the museum 2021 Camps and Expeditions at www.lcmm.org/camps and register today! Registration is open until filled.
Immediate opening for full-time salaried Family Support Coordinator (FSC) in support of Addison County Community Trust's (ACCT's) mission of providing affordable housing. The FSC works under the joint supervision of the Executive Director and Director of Property Management, in partnership with members of the Property Management team to connect residents—especially families at risk of eviction—with the supports and wraparound services they need to be successful in their homes. The FSC will work closely with other community organizations to identify supports, make referrals, and facilitate resident participation in community resources. Additionally, the FSC will sponsor general programming for residents in response to identified needs. The FSC will take a proactive approach to engaging with families, using empathy, tact, and professionalism to build trusting relationships that result in participant access to long-term successful housing.
This position is part of a two-year pilot program, Family Supportive Services, to promote housing stabilization for families at risk of eviction and/or with a history of housing instability. With the Executive Director, the FSC will assist with reporting and evaluation of the program, including the design of data collection and evaluation tools to track outcomes. The FSC will assist in the implementation and maintenance of a case management system to allow accurate, real-time tracking and communication of progress to all critical team members and partners.
Salary & Benefits
Respond via email with resume and cover letter. Position open until filled. EEO.
Now that the first doses of vaccine have arrived in Vermont, many of us may have questions about how and when to get vaccinated, and what that even entails. Northwestern has created this online resource to answer some common questions about the vaccine: www.northeastern.edu/covid-19-how-to-be-safe-and-resilient/vaccinations/#/
We look forward to hopefully a few months from now when we can start seeing more of our residents in person again. Until then, stay safe and happy holidays!
2020 has been an incredibly challenging year, but our hearts are already warmed with all the support that has come in so far today. We want to express our deepest gratitude to this caring community and those who have donated to support our programs today.
Here is some of the work your gifts have supported:
A Home for Mike
Growing the Mission at Pine Meadow
There's still time to donate and contribute to amazing stories like these! every gift makes a difference, and we are so grateful for your support!
ACCT staff members share news and information about upcoming events.