Jan 242019

The Vermont State Housing Authority (VSHA) is receiving a high rate of inquiries from landlords and voucher holders regarding the current Federal Government Shutdown asking if this will impact them.

As the Federal Government shutdown has now exceeded one month, VSHA felt it important to provide this update: The Department of Housing and Urban Development, the federal agency that provides funding to the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, will provide funding through February, 2019. Should the shutdown go beyond the month of February, the VSHA is prepared to use its financial reserves for March Housing Assistance Payments to landlords; therefore, no harm – no foul to voucher holders or participating landlords. Monthly Housing Assistance Payments exceed 2.5 million dollars per month.

Nov 272018

The Vermont State Housing Authority is excited to share a recent HUD award announcement of fifty-nine (59) new Family Unification Program-FUP vouchers valued at almost $598,047.  These new FUP vouchers will be available within the 2019 calendar year to serve the entire State of Vermont area.

We are thankful for our collaboration with and the letters of support from the two VT Continua of Care (VT Coalition to End Homelessness & Chittenden County Homeless Alliance).

The Family Unification Program (FUP) is a permanent housing program under which Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs) are provided to: 

1. families for whom the lack of adequate housing is a primary factor; and

2. eligible homeless and at-risk youth.


VSHA’s Family Unification Program is a partnership with the VT Agency of Human Services (Public Child Welfare Agency) with more information on the program, eligibility criteria and referral process available at: https://dcf.vermont.gov/oeo/fup.

Please contact VSHA – Kathleen Berk (kathyb@nullvsha.org) with general program questions.