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Vermont Legal Aid is advocating for an increase in Reach Up cash assistance to low-income Vermont families.
Researchers from Dartmouth and attorneys at Vermont Legal Aid collaborated to create a legislative brief. It translates research findings on the impact of housing on health into actionable policy recommendations for Vermont’s leadership.
Vermont Legal Aid and Legal Services Vermont are posting updated information: COVID-19 Coronavirus: Legal and Benefits Updates for Vermonters.
Advocates should continue to be alert for inappropriate denials of coverage based on lack of improvement or on “stability” – particularly for individuals with chronic conditions.
VLA has been quick to advocate for Vermonters by making requests to state officials and legislators — in addition to giving legal help to Vermonters.
“... Health inspectors forced low-income and vulnerable tenants to immediately vacate their homes ..."