Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO) (Vermont)

Nonprofit formed in 1965 to carry out the Economic Opportunity Act in Vermont’s Northwest Counties of Addison, Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle.
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Primary geographic focus: RURAL, Vermont
Organization type(s): Other, Provider
Acronym or short name: CVOEO
Tags: Poverty

CVOEO addresses fundamental issues of economic, social, and racial justice and works with people to achieve economic independence.

We bridge gaps and build futures. That is, we provide individuals and families with the basic needs of food, fuel and housing support in times of crisis, and we help them acquire the necessary education, financial skills and assets to build a stable future in which they thrive.

CVOEO provides vital services to over eleven thousand households (over 25,000 individuals) every year. Our three Coordinated Statewide Housing Services (the Fair Housing Project, the Mobile Home Program, and Vermont Tenants) serve residents statewide. The agency employs a dedicated staff of approximately 145 employees and engages more than 1,100 volunteers annually, working out of approximately 18 locations in addition to Head Start classrooms throughout the Champlain Valley region.



Celebrate Fair Housing

Ted Wimpey
Burlington Free Press
April 6, 2015
An op-ed looking back on the Fair Housing Act, the significance of the law, and how Vermont has expanded to include more protected categories.

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