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The Vermont State Housing Authority announced last month that the state’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program will stop taking new applications on October 1st, and the program’s funding is expected to run out in early 2023.

On Monday, the Vermont Interfaith Action held a news conference calling on Governor Phil Scott and Vermont lawmakers to create a new plan for people who need rental assistance. Reverend Beth Ann Maier noted more than 3,000 households will stop receiving rental support within the next three weeks, at a time when many have seen rent increases of 30%.

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