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Fri Mar 31, 2017, 05:33 PM

Vermont House votes to expand temporary housing for kids, pregnancy

The Vermont House of Representatives has voted to allow all pregnant women and families with children to access temporary housing.

Under current rules, eligible pregnant women in their third trimester and families with children younger than six qualify for up to 28 days of housing as "vulnerable" people. Families with older children may also qualify under a point-based system.

"I dare anybody to explain to me how that makes sense," said Rep. George Till, D-Jericho, who sponsored a successful budget amendment in the House on Friday that would expand the rules to include women at any stage of pregnancy and any minor children.

The change attempts to protect vulnerable Vermonters while the House makes another change in housing policy.

Read more: http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/politics/2017/03/31/vermont-house-budget-emergency-housing-pregnant-women-kids/99863526/

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