COTS

Governor Peter Shumlin announced a strategy to end child and family homelessness in Vermont by 2020 as he presented a $580,000 construction grant for 14 affordable apartments and a day station for the homeless in Burlington.

A group that provides emergency shelter and homeless prevention programs in Burlington is temporarily moving its daytime shelter to a church while it works to secure a permanent location.

The Committee on Temporary Shelter, or COTS, has been operating its Daystation out of temporary sites since July when its facility was was destroyed by a flood. Officials on Thursday announced that First United Methodist Church of Burlington has offered its parsonage for use this winter.