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Celebrating Robert Ostermeyer

It is with broken hearts that the Franklin Grand Isle Community Action team of CVOEO shares that our Director, Robert Ostermeyer, has died.


Advocates set to push just-cause eviction in Burlington

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Statement on Sears Lane and Encampments for People Experiencing Homelessness

CVOEO opposes the forced removal of encampments where individuals and families experiencing homelessness live.


Because of the housing safety veto, people are at risk

This commentary by Paul Dragon was published in VT Digger on 10/24/21. The Housing Safety Bill (S.79) would have made much-needed changes in how health and safety is enforced in rental housing by shifting health inspections from mostly volunteer, town-based town health officers to the State Division of Fire Safety.


Policies should recognize poverty-environment linkage

The work connecting poverty relief to environmental justice is undeveloped and nearly nonexistent. We need a new paradigm in our traditional anti-poverty and social service thinking to include a focus on the environment, and environmental organizations need to include people living in poverty as they develop their thinking and practice.