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Our Programs

Supportive Housing

Spectrum provides emergency shelter and transitional housing for homeless and at-risk youth through programs designed to help youth transition to and maintain a healthy and stable life.

These voluntary programs serve about 100 young people each year and are located in downtown Burlington.

Winter Warming Shelter

Spectrum’s youth warming shelter is a 10-bed, temporary shelter for youth ages 18-24. The shelter operates in the building at 179 South Winooski Avenue in Burlington. The warming shelter is currently open and will close on April 30th. Youth in need of shelter may come by starting at 6 PM each night.

The Landing

The eight-bed Landing is a short-term housing option for homeless youth ages 16-23. 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.

Transitional Housing

Spectrum’s transitional housing program helps residents develop independent living skills and provides a bridge to self-reliant living through a structured and supportive community. The program is entirely voluntary.

The residence has private individual rooms, shared bathrooms, common kitchen and dining areas, and living rooms. All youth enter into an individual housing lease and are responsible for paying an adjusted amount of rent based on income.

The Pearl Street Residence serves youth ages 18-23 formerly in foster care but who have aged out and are in need of housing. This program is a collaboration between Spectrum and 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.

Housing Crisis

For a housing crisis, call (802) 864-7423 x302 during business hours, and (802) 864-7423 x202 for non-business hours.

Do you or does someone you know need housing? Fill out the Spectrum Housing Referral Form and return form via email, fax, mail, or drop-off to:

Lead Intake Coordinator
Landing & Transitional Housing
177 Pearl Street
Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: 802 864-7423 x 302
Cell: 802-343-2208
Fax: 802-540-3008


For More Information About Our Housing:
Call (802) 864-7423 x325

To Reach the Warming Shelter:
Call (802) 324-2934

Apply for Housing

Questions? Call (802) 864-7423.

To apply for housing, fill out this form.

Please return form via email, fax, mail, or drop-off to:

Intake Coordinator
The Landing & Transitional Housing
177 Pearl Street
Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: (802) 864-7423 x325
Fax: (802) 540-3008

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