Fair Housing Month
Fair Housing Month marks the anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, which put essential protections against discrimination and harassment into federal law and also requires communities to take steps to undo the historical patterns of segregation and exclusion. It’s also a time to renew our fight for safe, stable, and affordable homes for all!

This year’s theme is “Inclusive Communities and the Importance of Home” and the month is full of free public education and art events to raise awareness about the need for everyone to have a place to call home, free from discrimination, and about the positive role that inclusive, affordable housing plays in thriving communities. Virtual and in-person activities include workshops, community discussions, library events, the all-ages HeART & Home Community Art Project, and an art contest and exhibit. 
GreenSavingSmart Program
With all the resources, programs, and financial incentives available in the state to transition away from fossil fuels, it’s no wonder many of us find it confusing to figure out what next-steps to take to help our budget and contribute to a cleaner Vermont. Knowing that many Vermonters could benefit from assistance navigating these resources, the five Community Action Agencies developed GreenSavingSmart, a Financial and Energy Coaching initiative

Through 1:1 coaching and community workshops, GreenSavingSmart empowers low and moderate-income Vermonters with tools and resources to take charge of their personal finances and reduce their dependence on fossil fuels.
Homeowner Assistance Program
Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) is now accepting applications from Vermont homeowners who are behind on their housing expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Funded through the Federal American Rescue Plan Act, the Vermont Homeowner Assistance Program provides grants for eligible Vermont homeowners for missed payments on their mortgage, utilities (water/sewer, electricity, home heating), property taxes, and homeowner's or condominium association fees.

The program is restricted to expenses related to a homeowner's primary home (other eligibility criteria apply). If applicants are approved, payments will be made directly to service providers.
Vermont Burlesque Festival & WARMTH
The Vermont Burlesque Festival has been rescheduled for April 21-23, 2022, and is still offering the coupon code "warmth" for $5 off any ticket for any showcase of their performances. In addition, the Festival will donate $5 to the WARMTH program from each ticket sold using the coupon code.

Seven Days has nominated the Vermont Burlesque Festival four times for "Best Live Arts Event". Click the link below to purchase a ticket. Help your neighbors and enjoy a night out on the town!