These voluntary programs serve about 100 young people each year and are located in downtown Burlington.
“When they told me I was going to a homeless shelter, I sobbed. But when I got here, I realized this was a home.”
The eight-bed Landing is a short-term housing option for homeless youth ages 17-22. Each room has two beds, and residents share a common living, kitchen, and dining area.
Formerly called the shelter, the Landing provides safety, basic needs, resources, and support for youth while they develop a plan to address their immediate needs, future goals and permanent housing. Youth who are successful at the Landing have the option to move to our Transitional Housing.
Spectrum has two transitional housing residences with a total of 17 beds.
These housing programs help residents develop independent living skills and provide a bridge to independent living through a structured and supportive community. The programs are entirely voluntary.
The residences have private individual rooms, shared bathrooms, and common kitchen and dining areas, and a living room. All youth will enter into an individual housing lease and will be responsible for paying an adjusted amount of rent based on income.
The Maple Street Residence serves homeless youth between the ages of 18 and 22. This program is collaboration between Spectrum, The Champlain Housing Trust and the Burlington Housing Authority.
The Pearl Street Residence serves youth ages 18-22 formerly in foster care but who have aged out and are in need of housing. This program is collaboration between Spectrum and the Burlington Housing Authority.
Youth who successfully complete the program are eligible for a Section 8 voucher, which provides subsidized rent to the holder based on income.
Interested in learning more about our Supported Housing programs and seeing the space? Attend our informational sessions on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 3pm in our Drop-In Center at 177 Pearl Street, Burlington.